Perth City to Surf
25 August 2019
The City to Surf is a popular road running event held annually in Perth, Western Australia in which participants race from the city area to City Beach, a distance of approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi). A shorter 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) course is also run in conjunction, and a marathon was held for the first time in the 2009 event. The event is both a "fun run" and a race, attracting both serious runners and community participants who can choose to run or to walk. 40,000 competitors took part in the 2009 event. Contents 1 History 2 Events 3 12km Winners 4 References 5 External links
The Perth event was first held in 1975. It is held annually and organised by the Activ Foundation. Over 25,000 people, participated in the 2005 race over the 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) course or 11km wheelchair course stretching from Perth to City Beach, or a shorter 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) course from Perry Lakes to City Beach. The course record is 34:37, set in 2013 by James Claxon.
n 2007 a half marathon was introduced, and in 2009 a full marathon, won by Kenyan Joel Kemboi. The full marathon course starts in the CBD and travels along the Swan River for the first 21 kilometres (13 mi) before entering into Kings Park. Upon exit of the park it's a 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) journey to City Beach. The previously certified 12km course was adjusted in 2017, removing 303m from the total distance, meaning records set in those years are marked with an "*". Events