EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMEWHERE

Each year runners step up to challenge themselves to run a little bit further, or maybe a little bit faster. 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2017 winner Clay Dawson was just like that in 2011 when he took up running to lose weight. Now the Brisbane teacher is stepping up with plans to complete five marathons between June…

WHO WILL BE $25K RICHER?

Australian distance runners will once again be offered a $25,000 carrot if they break the country’s long held half marathon record at the 7 Sunshine Coast Half Marathon on August 19. The flat and fast beachfront course coupled with cool to moderate winter temperatures makes it an ideal combination for Aussie athletes to have a crack at the men’s or women’s…

Australian Half Marathon Champs 2018

Australia’s best runners will take to the Sunshine Coast streets on August 19 for the 2018 Australian Half Marathon Championships. It’s the second year we’ve hosted the national titles, which gives runners from across the country the chance to not only get on the podium but the opportunity to pull on the green and gold for…

Atlas Multisports acquires the Brisbane Marathon

ATLAS MULTISPORTS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF THE BRISBANE MARATHON FESTIVAL One of Australia’s oldest running events, the Brisbane Marathon Festival, has been acquired by major events manager Atlas Multisports. Celebrating 27 years in 2018, the Brisbane Marathon is an iconic event on the endurance calendar, attracting up to 5000 participants from more than 35 countries. Atlas…

7SCM 2018 ENTRIES ARE OPEN 

Super Early Bird entries for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon are open. Join us for one of Australia’s favourite running events, challenge yourself to the 2km, 5km, 10km, 21.1km or 42.2km and enjoy the fast and scenic course. Don’t forget there’s plenty of action at Alex Surf Club where you can soak up the beachfront finish line with…

Faster and more scenic 7SCM course the winner for 2017

The 2017 edition of the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon has won over this year’s runners who had nothing but praise for the new refined course that resulted in the removal of four u-turns plus the nasty hairpin corner at the finish. It makes sense that fewer corners makes for a more enjoyable run and participants were overwhelmingly supportive of…

Super Early Bird Entries for 2018 opening soon

Can’t wait for the next 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon? Neither can we, which is why we’re opening the Super Early Bird Entries on December 1. Opening entries this early in the year has several benefits: Some runners like to leave things to the last minute and enter races in person 24 hours before the gun…

7SCM Training Guides are here

The purpose of a training guide is to keep you on track to achieve your goals. The best way to stay on track is to remain consistent; in your training, in your stretching, recovery and your diet. Time and eventually distance will get you across the line, while consistency will get you to your goals….

How to run in the heat

Acclimatising to humidity and summer temperatures is never easy. Let’s say it’s near impossible in Queensland (and let’s face it almost everywhere in Australia these days), where summer arrives suddenly one day and the heat can be relentless. Some runners are better at adapting to the heat than others. Not only does it make you…

What’s your 2017 goal?

It’s never too early to start planning your running calendar. Make your next goal the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and join in the fun and carnival atmosphere. Stay tuned for exciting announcements about Super Early Bird opening specials and event updates.