UOW City2Surf Team

Two decades of running and counting

The University of Wollongong has a long history supporting the City2Surf event  and fielding 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.


Be a part of the team

Join the UOW City2Surf team as we proudly pound the pavements from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi Beach, raising money for UOW Learning and Development Scholarships.

Sign up now! Here’s how:

Numbers are limited so please register as soon as possible. Remember you must register with BOTH The Sun Herald City2Surf AND the UOW City2Surf Team to be part of the UOW City2Surf Team and receive all the perks.

As a member of the 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 to wear on the day
  • Free fun run hints and tips, provided by UOW Pulse

And most importantly, you are supporting your University.

Any questions, contact the Community Engagement Team.

Register for the team 


Make 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. 

To make each step worthwhile, you can set up your own everyday hero fundraising page and start fundraising for scholarships. Unable to join us and want to show your support, sponsor a team member today!

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 was the 21st year that UOW staff, students, alumni and community members 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. Watch John’s story.

On behalf of the UOW team we would like to thank the University of Wollongong for generously sponsoring the team and we also  acknowledge the tremendous support and commitment of the businesses who served 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: 23 May, 2018