Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival 2015

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  • Location: Alexandra Heads Suf Club, Alexandra Headland 4572 Queensland
Sunshine Coast Marathon

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 Mararthon 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.

2015 Proposed Event Start Times
Start location will be at event precinct, Alexandra Headlands - Surf Club

Event                                  Start Time
Channel 7 Marathon             6:00am
McDonalds Half Marathon      6:20am
Westpac 10km                    9:00am
Love & Partners 5km           10:15am
QLD Government 2km        11:00am


Presentations for all races, including random draw prizes will occur directly after the event finish at 12:30pm.  The adjoining parkland of the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club (which is also the event precinct) will take centre stage for the many participants that will be recognised.

Safety Information

The events (all distances) will take part on closed roads around the Sunshine Coast. Main Roads, Council and other regulatory bodies have approved our road closures, but please be mindful of traffic if anyone inadvertently strays on the course.  We will have traffic marshals and volunteers at intersections across the course and Queensland Police at major intersections. Please remember;

• Obey all directions from marshalls, police and volunteers
• Do not run on any road that is not a part of the course
• Be mindful of others
• Stay as far left as you can in the direction you are running

Thank you in advance for your understanding and your sportsmanship.

Parking Information

Parking at the event precinct will be restricted to event personnel, with a limited number of parking spaces for disabled entrants.

Parking for the event will be off Alexandra Parade on Mari St, which is directly opposite the event precinct area. Remember the road closures, as both sides of Alexandra Parade are closed(from Mooloolaba through to 6th av Maroochydore). A slip lane for vehicles is provided from Pacific Tce to Sixth Avenue for traffic at a reduced speed limit.

More parking is available in and around the Alexandra Headlands area.

Please be mindful of residents and businesses throughout the area when parking, as without their support our event would not be possible. If you can, please catch public transport or have a friend or family member drop you off nice and early.

For those running in the later events, please remember the road closures, leave early to make sure you get to the start line on time.

Changed Traffic Conditions

The entire course is closed to traffic. All roads are closed from 5:30am until approximately 12:30pm on Sunday August 30. Alexandra Parade from Buderim Avenue to Sixth Ave will be closed from 4am with the slip lane accessible for traffic. Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade (up to Buderim St) on Alex Hill will reopen at approximately 9am.

Sunshine Coast Marathon
Starting in fron of the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, Alexandra Headland
Sunday August 30th 2015
Event                                Start Time
Channel 7 Marathon            6:00am
McDonalds Half Marathon     6:20am
Westpac 10km                   9:00am
Love & Partners 5km          10:15am
QLD Government 2km        11:00am

Be aware of "Public transport changes" and General "Traffic Conditions & Road Closures"

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival
Sunday 30 August 2015
Alexandra Headlands Surf Club
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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon :
Mooloolaba to Cotton Tree via Alex Heads, Mooloolaba
7 Sunshine Coast Marathon

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Alexandra Heads Suf Club, Alexandra Headland

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