Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually. In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years. The popularity of the Sydney Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result in 2014 the Sydney Marathon achieved Gold Label by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF). The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival consists of four exciting events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Marathon, Half Marathon and Bridge Run (10 kilometres Certified) distances finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Family Fun Run (3.5 kilometres) at Sydney's prestigious Conservatorium of Music. Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages will experience a challenge or a fun day out to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney. They will be celebrating their 20th Runiversary in 2021.