The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the fastest growing running events in Australia and the biggest not-for-profit event on the Sunshine Coast. Supporting over 70 local charities and community groups, this event is set on an idyllic beachside course. It is flat, fast and attracts elite athletes from across the world. It is also one of the most family-friendly events around with race start times scheduled to suit families, plenty of free kids entertainment, music and cheerleading on course and heaps of fun activities for spectators! Join them and turn personal challenge into community connection.
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland near the barrier reef and Steve Irwin’s iconic Australia Zoo, this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times. The course record currently stands at 2:18:30 set by Ethiopian, Samuel Woldemanuel in 2015.
Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5km’s) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet ‘hero’ finish.
With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused, world-class athletic event caters to all those wanting to take part, including families and those with both physical and intellectual disabilities.
Be sure to join the Sunshine Coast Marathon from August 19-21 at 105 Brisbane Road Mooloolaba. Our Accommodation in Coolum is just minutes away.
For booking information, please visit http://seacove.etourism.net.au
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