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Race along the Sunshine Coast in this flat and fast marathon event. Great for beginners, this coastal course is a single loop within the Alexandra Headlands. Come for a personal best or a fun day out for the entire family.

How to enter the Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival

  1. Channel 7 Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    AUD $110
    Event passed
  2. McDonalds Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    AUD $85
    Event passed
  3. Westpac 10km

    Run 10km
    AUD $45
    Event passed
  4. Cricks 5km

    Run 5km
    AUD $20–AUD $30
    Event passed
  5. Ronald McDonald House Charity 2k

    Run 2km
    AUD $15–AUD $20
    Event passed

Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival routes

Channel 7 Marathon

Cut Off Times: There is an overall cut off time of 6 hours; with interim checkpoints.

Categories: 17-24, 25-29, 30-34. 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

McDonalds Half Marathon

Cut Off Times: There is an overall cut off time of 3 hours; with interim checkpoints.

Categories: Wheelchair, 14-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34. 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Westpac 10km

Cut Off Times: Entrants must be finished by midday, with 1 interim checkpoint as follows;
6.4km – 11 am; Picnic Point Turn around (outer most turn of the course)

Categories: U14, U16, U18, U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Cricks 5km

Cut Off Times: Entrants must be finished by midday

Categories: U14, U16, U18, 18-39, 40+

Entrant’s Gift: Each entrant receives an entrant gift

Finisher’s Reward: Each finisher receives a commemorative 2019 medal


Cut Off Times: Entrants must be finished by midday

Categories: Wheelchair, Wheelchair (need a companion), U8, U12, U16, 16+

Wheelchair participants are more than welcome to participate in the 2km event (for safety reasons please start from the back of the field). All wheelchair entrants are allowed one accompanying adult as a helper free of charge (please see the info desk when collecting your race pack to collect a race band).


Event Details

What’s Included

Entrants Gift: Each entrant receives a limited edition 2019 visor

Finishers Reward: Each finisher receives a commemorative 2019 medal and finishers towel

Age Group Prize: Winners in each category will be awarded the 1st place Age Group medal and product prize from our sponsors

Raceday Logistics

Start Times

Marathon: 6:00am

Half Marathon: 6:00am

10km: 9:00am

5km: 10:15am

2km: 11:00am

Start/Finish Location

Alexandra Headlands Surf Club

Race Pack Collection

ALL race packs must be picked up before race day on one of the following dates:

Alexandra Headlands Surf Life Saving

Friday August 2, 1pm-6pm

Saturday August 3, 10am – 4pm

Participants must bring a photo ID or a copy of their registration confirmation to collect their race pack. You can get a friend to pick up your race pack as long as they can present the registration confirmation.


The best place for spectators to cheer on their racers is at the music and aid stations. Refer to the course maps for these locations.


The Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival could always use more help. Group volunteers as well as individuals can also receive a donation towards their organisation and a t shirt, making this a very good fundraising method.

For those who are interested in helping at the 2019 event, email [email protected]


Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Yes. Entries can be transferred to someone else very easily. Whoever intends to race, needs to bring a copy of the confirmation email to race pack collection to collect their bib. Once they have their bib, they need to bring it to late entries to complete the transfer. Transfers are charged a $10 fee.

Can I transfer my distance?

Yes. However, if you would like to change your race distance, it will be dependent on the race availability, and transfers will be charged a $10 fee.

Can I run with a pram?

Yes. Participants of all races are allowed to run with a pram, but the race organiser ask that you start in the back.

Can I run with headphones?

Participants are allowed to run with headphones so long as they are cautious of their surroundings.

Do I need to enter if I am running with my child?

All participants must register for an event. If you are registered to participate in a different event from your child but would also like to run with your child, you do not need to enter twice. You do, however, need to pick up an armband of participation from the information tent.

Can I walk my event?

Walkers are more than welcome to participate in the 10km, 5km, and 2km events.

Please note: All participants must be finished by 12:00pm, so it is important to be confident you will be able to finish your desired distance by that time.

Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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