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The annual 49th edition of the Santos NT City2Surf took place last month at Darwin’s spectacular esplanade. This year the Santos-supported event, the biggest mass participation sporting event in the Northern Territory, expanded to a two-day festival with five racing events, and attracting record numbers of people from outside the NT.

The festival opening event converted the Darwin esplanade into a racetrack, with runners, walkers and cyclists invited to join in the new mile and street cycling events. Local artists and live music entertained families and information stalls such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Territory Health Fund distributed protein shakes and merchandise to the crowd.

On the second day, approximately 800 entrants took on the 12km run from the esplanade to the Nightcliff foreshore, and over 80 students from the Clontarf and Stars Foundation joined the Santos corporate team, proudly wearing our team shirts designed by Larrakia artist Trent Lee. Of his shirt design, Trent said, “this artwork represents the story of the seahorse – adaptive creatures that can change depending on their surroundings. They hang on when the water is rough and swim when the water calms down.” Keep an eye out for Trent’s artistry in the 2022 Sustainability Report.

Congratulations to Tarra Brain and local Territorian Tim Hewitt, the winners of the 12km run. Tim placed first in the men’s category for the second year in a row and also broke the course record.

Santos has been a naming right sponsor of the NT City2Surf since 2015 and we are proud to enable a healthy fun run activity for all Territorians. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the race!