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Western Sydney Marathon Returns to the Podium

The Western Sydney Marathon is set to return to Sydney International Regatta Centre on Sunday, 26 June with the event featuring five race categories and distances to suit children, families and elite runners.


Minister for Tourism and Sport and Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres said the event was suitable for people of all ages and abilities.


“The Western Sydney Marathon is much more than a race, it’s an opportunity for families and friends to get together outdoors and have fun,” Mr Ayres said.


“The event has something for everyone, from families wanting to get active to elite athletes aiming for their personal best.


“So, dust off your runners, develop a training plan and get yourself in shape for a fantastic day of family fun.”


Cranebrook resident and 2019 Men’s Marathon winner Alexander Matthews said he is excited to see the return of event in 2022.


“The race provides a great opportunity to race in our backyard with our mates on a fantastic course,” Mr Matthews said


“The organisers should be very proud of what they have achieved.”


Runner-up in the 2019 Women’s Marathon, Kristen Brace said the marathon was “very welcoming, mixing elite runners through to families, all enjoying the challenge”.


“It’s truly a showcase sporting event,” the Cranebook runner said.


Western Sydney Marathon includes a two-kilometre Youth Dash for kids, a five-kilometre Family Fun Run, 10-kilometre run, half marathon and marathon. Competitors can register on race day but are encouraged to register early to avoid long queues on race day.


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