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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

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A community run festival that includes a marathon (42km) half marathon (21km), 10km, 5k and kids 2km. With an anticipated 8000 participants expected to take part in one of the five events, the festival will be a celebration of health, fitness and participation.

Event location

The 5th annual running event will be held at Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club precinct. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headland with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast finishing times.

Start / finish line: Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club

Program

Friday 19 August 2016  Cricks Fun Run  Start time: 5.00pm 
Sunday 21 August 2016  Channel 7 Marathon  Start time: 6:00am
Sunday 21 August 2016  McDonalds Half Marathon  Start time: 6:20am 
Sunday 21 August 2016  Westpac 10km  Start time: 9:00am 
Sunday 21 August 2016  Love & Partners 5km  Start time: 10.15am 
Sunday 21 August 2016  Qld Government Family Dash 2km  Start time: 11.00am 

Course map

Download the course map from the offical site

Road closures

Download the road closures information brochure[1666KB].

Mooloolaba closures

Duration Street closures 
5.00am – 7.15am  Brisbane Road - Amarina Ave to Foote Street*
*Emergency vehicles and local traffic access to Foote Street and Parkyn Parade 
  Brisbane Road - Foote Street to Mooloolaba Esplanade 
  Mooloolaba Esplanade – Brisbane Road to Buderim Mooloolaba Road 
  Beach Terrace 

Alexandra Headland closures

Duration Street closures 
4.00am – 1.00pm  Alexandra Parade - Buderim Road to Okinja Road*
*A Slip Lane is available on Alexandra Parade from Pacific Terrace to
Okinja Road travelling north to Maroochydore; note this is a slip lane at 40km/hour
  Boolarong Crescent 
  Alexandra Parade – Okinja Road to Sixth Avenue (south bound only)
5.00am – 11.00am  Fifth Avenue – Alexandra Parade to Beach Parade 
  Beach Parade – Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue 
  Melrose Parade – Sixth Avenue to Fifth Avenue 
  Kingsford Smith Parade – Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue 
5.00am – 12.00pm   Sixth Avenue – Aerodrome Road to Memorial Avenue 
  Melrose Parade – Sixth Avenue to Alexandra Parade 
  Memorial Avenue – King Street to Alexandra Parade 
  Beach Parade – Sixth Avenue to Alexandra Parade 
  Kingsford Smith Parade – Sixth Avenue to Alexandra Parade 
  Alexandra Parade 
  Cotton Tree Parade 
  The Esplanade, Cotton Tree 

Maroochydore closures

Duration Street closures 
5.00am – 8.45am  Bradman Avenue – Yinni Street to O’Connor Street*
  Duporth Avenue – Ball Street to O’Connor Street**
  * A detour is in place on Broadwater Avenue.
** A slip lane is available from Duporth Avenue from Beach Road to Ball Street
travelling north; note this is a slip lane at 40km/hour
5.00am – 11.30am Duporth Avenue** - The Esplanade (Cotton Tree) to Ball Street 
  Ocean Street – Roundabout to Duporth Avenue 
  Picnic Point Esplanade
  ** A slip lane is available from Duporth Avenue from Beach Road to Ball Street
travelling north; note this is a slip lane at 40km/hour 

Course management

The course will be manned by QLD Police and a specialist road management company, along with volunteers.  Road closures and detours will be in clearly shown; please follow all directions given by the event management team

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival committee would like to thank all residents and businesses in advance for their support of this event.

Public transport

All Translink buses within the event area will be redirected between 4:00am and 1:00pm on Sunday, August 21.  Services will operate, with small changes. 

For bus timetables visit Translink and access the Journey Planner application.

Remember to plan ahead, allow extra travel time when travelling to the event and follow the signage in place.

Taxis

You are encouraged to plan ahead and book online by visiting suncoastcabs or phone Suncoast cabs on 131008.

Parking

Parking for the event is available directly opposite the event precinct on Mari St, Alexandra Headlands.  Access to Mari St can be gained from a left turn from Pacific Terrace on Alexandra Parade, and following a slip lane especially designed for this event. A gold coin donation is asked for upon entry, with all proceeds going directly to the Alexandra Headlands Surf Life Saving Club.

Public amenities

All public amenities will remain open throughout the duration of the event.

How to get involved

Participate

Entries for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Running Festival 2016 are officially open.
Run as an individual, a school team, a community group, a workplace crew or a running group! To enter visit sunshinecoastmarathon

This year, the not-for-profit event aims to raise in excess of $250,000 making $1,000,000 to charity and community groups in the 5 years since the event began.

Spectate

Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headland with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. 

Fundraise

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon aims to help raise more than $250,000 in 2016, taking the total contribution to $1,000,000 since the event started in 2012. Money raised from this not-for-profit event has been distributed to more than 70 charities including the event’s two major beneficiaries Ronald McDonald House Charities and Westpac Foundation.

To find out how to fundraise visit sunshinecoastmarathon.

Volunteer

Volunteers are required in the week leading up to the event and over the event weekend.  Roles include registering athletes, aid stations, road marshalls, assistance with event set up and pack down as well as manning the all important information desks.

In 2015, over 500 volunteers poured into the event precinct in the dawn darkness to ensure every runner had the best possible experience on race day.

You can volunteer as part of a group, such as Team Adem, or as an individual and every volunteer receives a donation towards their cause, a t-shirt and the chance to win one of the incredible Volunteer Prize giveaways from Volunteer Sponsor, Ray White.

If you are interested in volunteering in 2016 please email [email protected].

More information

For more information visit the official website

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