Book Your Stay at Harbour Rocks Hotel and Be Part of the Legendary City2Surf Sydney Event


Did you know that City2Surf Sydney is known to be one of the most popular running events in the world, and is listed as a “bucket list” item among many runners, adventure lovers and various different people from all walks of life? 


This cosmopolitan event has been recognised as one of the best and is listed on many world-wide appreciated events lists. City2Surf is featured and ranked in 16 Great Running Races Around the World in Telegraph and Top Ten Running Races In The World in Running Shoes Guru.


From its humble beginnings in 1971 and every year since, the Harbour Rocks Hotel has been a favourite “home away from home” to many participants and curious visitors. Harbour Rocks Hotel prides ourselves with our great hospitality for the 49th time this year and is the first choice for many of our loyal City2Surf  guests. 


Harbour Rocks Hotel offers refined and stylish accommodation in the heart of Sydney. It’s located in The Rocks just minutes away from Circular Quay, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is the perfect base. Also, don’t miss our Sydney Harbour View suite!


Our guests are offered great services inside the hotel building. We have bars, dining areas and a green garden terrace at your disposal. You can relax and enjoy unique dining courses at our Tayim restaurant. Tayim offers authentic middle-eastern cuisine inside a sophisticated interior and refined design. Dining finishes with an irresistible offer, which is two cocktails for the price of one, every day from 5-7 p.m.! 


City2Surf Sydney 2019


The City2surf Sydney 2019 race welcomes thousands of runners from all around the globe on Sunday, the 11th of August. Be it the ambler or sprinter, the good charity guy or pro runner, every participant will need to take approximately 14,000 steps to finish the City2Surf race.


More than just a sports event, City2Surf is one of the world’s most popular fun community events. Led by the “it’s important to participate rather than win” parole, people are running the best 14km course in the world.


City2Surf has gained a reputation as the most exciting run event a person can enjoy. Raising the great sense of community, City2Surf once again welcomes more than 900 fundraising teams that aim to raise 5 million for charity purposes. 


Don’t miss out on this awesome event this August! Gather your family and friends to enjoy or challenge yourself to participate in this iconic race. 


Where Is City2Surf Held?


Starting at Sydney’s Hyde Park and finishing on the iconic Bondi Beach, the racecourse includes some of the most iconic and scenic parts of Sydney. Among other beautiful Sydney spots, the famous “Heartbreak Hill” is the halfway point and the best scenic part of the course. Let’s not forget the best view of downhill Military Road that adds greatly to the runners’ high!


City2Surf racecourse: 


  • The race start is at the intersection of Park St. and College St. Continues downhill on William St – through the tunnel at Kings Cross – along New South Head Rd – through Rose Bay, then up the “Heartbreak Hill” –  to the corner at Vaucluse – Old South head road – downhill Military Road – turn at Curlewis street – finish line at Sydney’s spectacular Bondi Beach. 


Arriving at one of the best beaches in the world is worth running for, don’t you agree?


Getting back to Harbour Rocks Hotel after an awesome race day is the cherry on the top of the … pancakes! Another thing you’ll very much enjoy at Harbour Rocks is the famous Creperie Suzette, which is a delightful French café where you can indulge in various French crepe plates. Savory or sweet, whatever you prefer, goes well with the best coffee Sydney has to offer. Oh, and not to forget the great view! Come and see for yourself!