The Sunshine Coast will welcome athletes competing across 21.1km in 2017, as the Australian Half Marathon Championships descends on the picturesque course that takes in Maroochydore and Mooloolaba on the 20th of August.
Competing athletes will not only duel for top spot on the dais, but also Priority Status for selection to compete in the green and gold at the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2018 on behalf of Athletics Australia.
To be eligible to compete for the Australian Half Marathon Championship title, you must nominate for selection consideration via your state or territory Member Association.
This can be done on the Athletics Australia website: http://athletics.com.au/
Upon being selected to compete at the Championship Race, the team behind the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon will provide the following to elite athletes competing for the title:
- Free Event entry
- Accommodation, ground support and a per diem of $150
- Management of your entry process
- Facilitate access into/out of the Event venue for the athlete briefing and Event day
- Elite marshalling
- Dressing room/facility
For more information regarding the Australian Half Marathon Championships please refer to http://athletics.com.au/Compete/Events/2017-australian-half-marathon-championships
Current Australian Half Marathon Records
Men’s – 61:11 Pat Carroll in Sydney
Women’s – 69:00 Lisa Weightman in Gold Coast