After a record-breaking 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Running Festival, we have plenty of people to thank and acknowledgements to make.
Firstly, thank you to all our runners, support crew and spectators for their participation. As a charity event where funds go to more than 50 different community groups and organisations including major beneficiaries Ronald McDonald House and Westpac Foundation, we couldn’t do this without you.
Thank you for embracing what is a proud Sunshine Coast event with such vigour and for helping to make 2019 a record year. From the locals to the interstate runners and the numerous countries represented on course, you’re the reason why this event has become a runner favourite.
To our volunteers who were at registration, answering your questions, handing out medals, towels, looking after bags, manning water stations and pacing runners we applaud you for another year of extraordinary service. It’s your selfless dedication that makes the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon one of Australia’s most loved events.
Thank you too to our sponsors and partners who enable us to put on a world class event. This event would not be what it is without the ongoing support of Channel 7 Queensland, Westpac, McDonald’s, Sunshine Coast Council, Tourism and Events Queensland, Cricks Auto Group, Ray White, Mantra, Woolworths, Hot 91.1 and Maroochy RSL.
Aside from record numbers, a strong elite field led to a number of our course records being broken. Congratulations to Lisa Weightman for breaking the Australian All Comers Half Marathon Record in a time of 1:08:48. Our Men’s and Women’s Marathon records also tumbled with Saeki Makino of Japan running a time of 2:16:18 and Lydia O’donnell taking out the women’s record in a time of 2:41:14. In the 10km Natalie Rule broke the women’s record in a time of 33:39. A huge congratulations and thank you to all who traveled to the event.
We hope you can join the fun again on 14 – 16 August 2020!