One of Australia's most loved running festivals, the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, is set to be bigger and better in 2014 with its great beachfront course and more runners than ever before.
In its third 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 31. 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.
Don't take our word for it. See what others are saying about the event on our Facebook page and remember; you don't finish 100% of the races you don't enter.
The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon is proud to be raising much-needed funds and awareness for seriously ill children and their families who use the facilities Ronald McDonald House Charities provide. In 2013 more than 2500 South East Queensland families used a Ronald McDonald house facility for an overnight stay. On top of that 625 families were turned away from facilities due to a lack of space.
At Westpac Foundation our vision is of a future where every Australian has the best possible chance to succeed in life. With a heritage dating back 130 years, we invest in enterprises taking a fresh approach to addressing social problems, borrowing the best from business to create more opportunity for Australia’s most disadvantaged. Watch the Westpac Foundation in action here.
FIGHTING FIT FORMICA WILL BE A MUM ON THE RUN
TV personality and mum of three Sofie Formica has accepted the role of ambassador for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and will run the half marathon with her family. She says her love for the Sunshine Coast as well as a desire to set a healthy example for her children made the decision to run easy.
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
Join 8000 runners from around Australia and the world at this year's 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival on August 31, 2014. No matter what your ability there's a distance to suit everyone. Super Early Bird entries open on Wednesday February 19.