Sunshine Coast Marathon - Sunday 30th August 2015

Written by Rob

After just three years, the annual 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has established itself as one of Australia's most loved running festivals. Set to be bigger and better in 2015 with its great beachfront course and more runners than ever before. 5km, 10km, 1/2 marathon & Marathon events.

In its fourth year, 7SCM will again deliver a flat, fast and scenic course so you can achieve your goal, no matter what your ability. Whether you're an elite athlete testing the legs and chasing down prize money, an age grouper looking for an elusive PR, a first time marathoner nervous about making the distance or a beginner wanting to know what the fuss is all about, you can achieve it by running the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon.

Up to 8000 runners of all ages and abilities are expected to take part in one of the five events on Sunday August 30. Better still 100% of event profits go to groups such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Westpac Foundation and more than 70 worthwhile causes chosen by YOU the runner.

Event Details

In its fourth year the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival has become a must do event for people from across the Sunshine Coast, throughout Queensland, interstate and across the globe.

The event precinct is at located at the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, with the start & finish area directly adjacent. There are great spectator vantage points in and around the event precinct where you can view your friends and family participating and where you can cheer them on down our now famous finish chute.

In its forth year we are expecting to attract up to 10,000 runners, with strict numbers available in the marathon and half marathon distances.

There are a number of events which makes the festival suitable for all abilities and ages. Just choose your challenge, set your goals, follow the online training program or one you currently have and we will be there to meet you at the finish line.

Being a community focused and charity event we have ensured we have catered to all those wanting to take part including families and those with disabilities, with our 2km event allowing parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

The Channel 7 Marathon and McDonalds Half Marathon

The stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore will form the base of the course, with amazing views such as Coolum to Mooloolaba (from the top of Alexandra Headlands) and the stunning beaches the coast has to offer, there is no more spectacular backdrop for an event. The Half Marathon is one loop with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5km's)

Westpac 10km, Love & Partners 5km & QLD Government 2km

Starting in front of the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, entrants will follow the same course as the marathon and half marathon entrants, again taking in the fantastic views of the Sunshine Coast.

Love and Partners 5km Corporate Cup

Teams of 5 are able to enter (in the 5km teams entry) with the combined finishers placings of all 5 entrants added together to find the winning team (example - team member 1 finishes in 10th, member 2 in 15th, 3rd in 20th, 4th in 25th and 5th in 30th). This is a total of 100. The team with the lowest team total is the overall winner.

The winning team will receive a perpetual trophy.

Never 2 Old 2 - Run for a Cause

Sunshine Coast Marathon - You Tube