Can Too Training Program 2022

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Run The City2Surf

... and help us beat cancer!

About this program

Train with us for nine weeks to run the iconic City2Surf.

Determined to conquer Heartbreak Hill? Join our professionally coached training group and make it to the finish in great shape to enjoy the epic celebrations!

Our groups are for anyone looking to train in a fun, safe, environment and make lifelong friends.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, let us help you to achieve your goals. This is an ideal event for anyone looking to stretch themselves and tackle that 14km distance.

Worried about COVID? All of our training is outdoors and we follow COVID-safe practices. If your program is impacted by COVID, our Program Disruption Guarantee has you covered.

Race entry is payable separately through the City2Surf website.


Training format

This is a comprehensive program with two face-to-face coached group sessions per week plus a daily guide covering the 9 week training period. All group sessions are led by a supportive, experienced running coach.

Mid-week interval training typically covers:

  • how to run more efficiently
  • improving core strength
  • proper breathing techniques
  • understanding injury prevention
  • presentations by guest speakers.

Saturday distance runs typically:

  • focus on running form
  • build endurance
  • improve mental focus
  • work on pacing and race strategy.

Vaccination Status

We feel a deep obligation to keep our people and the communities in which they live, as safe as we possibly can. At this time, we are only accepting registrations from people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have a medical exemption. 


City2Surf is all about charity. Make this the year you run strong for those who can't.

By raising $650 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($950) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1250)

Session availability



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Location Availability
Eastern Suburbs Open
Kirribilli Open
Inner West Open
Northern Beaches Open
  Sutherland Open
  Hills Open

We  City2Surf

... and you will too!

What to expect on race day

We bring all our groups together for a pre-race briefing, warm up with a coach, toilet stop, and head off to the start line together.

Hundreds of runners and spectators will cheer “Go Can Too!” to others in orange. It’s going to be a huge boost in tough times.

As you’re cheered down the home straight to the finish line, smiling for the cameras, you’re going to feel like an Olympian. And you’re going to deserve it.

Within seconds of finishing, it’ll get emotional, probably lots of hugs, as your family and friends celebrate with you. 

Remember: you will be a City2Surf Runner! Your achievements are going to inspire others to get involved and give those affected by cancer a better chance to beat it.

Step out of the crowd and be a part of something bigger than running.

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$618 value for only $145!


No extra fees for twice weekly group training

Venue Fees

No extra fees for entry into training venues


No extra fees for training hat & race top

Online Yoga

No extra fees for follow-at-home videos


What's a life-changing experience worth?

We Care About You

First-Timer Guarantee

If this is your first Can Too registration, and you attend four of the first six sessions but don't enjoy it and ask to withdraw, we'll refund 100% of your registration fee. No questions asked.

Simple Refunds Policy

You'll get a 100% refund on your registration if cancelling 2+ weeks before training starts. You'll get 50% refunded if cancelling the week before training. After that, we're committed.

If we cancel all or any part of your program due to COVID-related reasons, you will receive a pro-rata refund of your registration fee.

If you have to withdraw from your program for reasons related to COVID-19, you will receive a pro-rated discount on registration for any future program of your choice.

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Generous Refer-A-Friend

For every first-time Can Tooer who puts your name down when they sign up, we'll reward you with 25% OFF your fundraising. Some conditions apply.

Help fund lifesaving cancer research

... common fundraising questions.

What is Bronze level fundraising?

By raising $650 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($950) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1250)

Do I have to fundraise?

Yes, you have to fundraise in return for your 9 week coached training program. Don’t let that worry you too much, we’ve been doing this since 2005 so we have plenty of resources available to help you achieve your fundraising goal. Plus, you’ll have a Team Captain and Mentor/s to guide you through. The best approach is to have a plan and to start early.

Where does the money go?

When you fundraise for Can Too Foundation, you're fundraising for Australian cancer research and prevention. We focus on investing in early career cancer researchers across all cancer types.Can Too Foundation funded 11 researchers in 2020 and funded a further 11 researchers in 2021. As a registered charity, we will always be careful with every single dollar we spend and completely transparent in our reporting.

What if I don't meet my commitment?

Can Too has been teaching people to run and raise funds for cancer research for sixteen years. We know that you’ll do everything you can to fundraise for Australia's most promising cancer research projects and we’ll help you every step of the way. If, due to personal circumstances, you feel you can’t meet your commitment, please contact us.   

How long do I have to fundraise?

The good news is that you have until 30 days after your program finishes to meet your commitment to cancer research and prevention. You'll have an active fundraising page from the moment you sign up, so our suggestion is sign up early!


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