Sydney Marathon 21.1km 2023

Can Too Training Program 2023

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Run the Sydney Marathon 21.1KM with Can Too, cross the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the scenic harbour views and experience the ultimate Sydney Opera House finish line.

This is your must do Half Marathon for 2023!

About this program

Fun, safe, inclusive group training.

This is an ideal program for anyone looking to stretch themselves and tackle that Half Marathon distance.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, let our professional, friendly coaches help you to achieve your goals. 

With our 0 - 21.1KM training, you'll arrive at the start line confident, fit and ready to meet the half marathon challenge.

If you're concerned about your ability, please contact us. We'd love to help you set a suitable goal.

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.


Training format

We've got you covered for your entire journey. From your first session right to the finish line, we'll be by your side.

Two face-to-face coached group sessions per week plus a daily guide covering the 14 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.


Our programs improve the health of participants AND the community. All our programs fundraise for cancer research to secure a healthier future for everyone.

In return for the training and the support of our amazing team, we ask you to raise a minimum of $995 by the end of your program.

When you hit your target you'll receive a Bronze Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($1500) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1950)

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

We  The Sydney Marathon 21.1KM

... and you will too!

What to expect on race day

We bring all our groups together for a pre-race briefing, warm up with your coach 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 Half Marathoner! 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 $249!


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?

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By raising $995 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 ($1500) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1950)

Do I have to fundraise?

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Yes, you are committing to fundraise in return for your 14 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?

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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?

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When you sign up for our training programs, you receive 14 weeks of expert coaching, training and fundraising support from your Team Captain and Mentors and a full training program to give you the best chance possible to achieve your goals. In exchange, you've committed, at the outset, to fundraise for Australia's most promising cancer researchers. We'll help you every step of the way. Completing your fundraising is essential if you would like to participate in future Can Too programs.

If your personal circumstances change significantly and you know that you will be unable to fundraise, you should contact us as soon as possible to discuss withdrawing from the program.

Please do not continue and complete the program without contacting us if you do not plan to fundraise.

How long do I have to fundraise?

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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!


Question? Let's chat.

All our staff are experts in our programs. Most of us started as beginners, faced the same challenges as you, and are here to share our experiences and advice.

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