Normally I head on down to Bondi Beach on this occasion and watch as thousands of people descend into the water and create a human chain using inflatable thongs (the shoes, if you haven’t caught onto that already), however this year I decided to enjoy some of the events taking place in and around the Sydney CBD.
First stop: watching a colour run.
These types of fun runs seem to be really taking off this year, but it was a first for me and boy was it fun to watch!
Standing at the finish line, I saw people pass by with coloured chalk covering them from head to toe. Here’s a bit of a taste:
Joining in I walked towards the park where all the contestants gathered and watched as every 15 minutes or so, the MC instructed everyone to pick up a bag of green and a bag of yellow chalk and throw it up at the same time. Let’s just say that even though I wasn’t running, I still ended up will colour in my hair and my brand new shoes!
Next stop was a car show that filled the streets near Hyde Park and would have been an absolute treat for any car enthusiast.
I then decided to watch the tall boat race, which consisted of historic boats passing underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Watch the playlist for some highlights from the day: