UOW City2Surf Team

21 Years of Running

The University of Wollongong has a long history supporting the City2Surf event and 2017 makes it 21 years of supporting the event with a UOW City2Surf Team.

The City2Surf started in 1971 with about 1500 participants. Over the years it has grown to be one of the largest mass participation fun runs in the world and is now an iconic event with more than 85,000 participants. The first University of Wollongong team ran in 1997 with a team of approximately 100 members and by 2007 had over 400 participants.

The UOW City2Surf team attracts staff, students, alumni and community members and is a great community engagement exercise.


What does it mean to be a part of the Team?

As a member of the 2017 UOW City2Surf team you have access to;

  • Free bus travel to and from the event
  • Free lunch after the run
  • Your choice of t-shirt or running singlet
  • Free fun run hints and tips
  • Access to training sessions with URAC

And most importantly, you are supporting your University.

For more information on joining the UOW team please contact community@uow.edu.au.


Making every step count

UOW City2Surf Team members are invited to make every step count by fundraising or making a donation to the University of Wollongong Learning and Development Scholarship Fund (L&D). L&D provides scholarships supporting students in need with 100% of money raised going to increasing our capacity to enable more students to reach their full potential. 


2017 UOW City2Surf Team

On Sunday 13 August 2017 the University of Wollongong (UOW) fielded a team of 200 enthusiastic walkers and runners in the Sun Herald City2Surf. This is the 21st year that UOW staff, students, alumni and community members have joined together to participate in the world's largest fun run.

Highlights of the day included the many stories of team members overcoming challenges in order to prepare for and complete the 14 km course. Professor John Ryan was one of the many enthusiastic people who joined in lunch time training sessions run by UOW Pulse. After successfully completing the course on Sunday John is looking forward to celebrating his 85 birthday and is considering competing again next year. Watch John’s story.

On behalf of the UOW team we would like to thank UOW for generously sponsoring the team and we would also like to acknowledge the tremendous support and commitment of the businesses who serve the team, AceIt, Out for Lunch and Premier Coaches. Congratulations to all our competitors. 

Visit the UOW Newsroom for the full story.

UOW 2017 City2Surf banner



Thank you, thank you, thank you for again organising this special day in my calendar. I would be lost without you. I intend to be the oldest UOW entrant in the coming years, so I am relying on you all to continue to organise.


A big thank you for organising this amazing community engagement. I am a community member, bringing along my daughter and neighbour was such a proud and fulfilling occasion. We all ran the course and are still on top of the world. Truly appreciate your invitation. You guys do an amazing job. Making the logistics so simple. 21 years…congratualtions.


Thank you very much for organising another amazing sponsored event. Your commitment to your staff and community is a wonderful opportunity you provide for us to enjoy. Thanks for your provided lunch and bus. Many thanks for UOW for their sponsorship


Thanks very much for organising the transport and food for the Sydney2Surf once more. Everything went very smoothly and we all had a great day out. Even the weather was great!


THANK YOU all for making it possible yet again. And whoever was in charge of organising the weather – Good Job!! See you next year


I wanted to send a sincere thank you for all the hard work you and the team did to ensure the City 2 Surf was a cracker for all UOW participants.


Thank you so much for the effort which you put into organizing the C2S buses. It is really appreciated & you have it working so well.



Last reviewed: 21 February, 2018