Mayoral Message

I’m delighted to welcome competitors, their friends, family and spectators to the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon for 2020.

Our healthy, smart, creative region has long been regarded as one of Australia’s leading destinations for mass participation events like the Marathon. As an added bonus, the stunning Alexandra Headland location is a great drawcard for this event.

Achieving IAAF Bronze Label status for the McDonald’s Half Marathon race is a coup for The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival this year. This is one of only four road races in Australia to hold certification this year and will enable the event to attract national and international competitors and visitors. This label is great news for competitors looking to run a personal best.

I would like to acknowledge and congratulate the organisers who have worked tirelessly to ensure this is a great experience for everyone involved. For those visiting the Sunshine Coast, we hope you take the time to explore our region while you are here and sample some of the many diverse experiences we have to offer.

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2020 promises to be another outstanding success. On behalf of the Sunshine Coast Council, I would like to wish the best of luck to all of the participants.