Minister’s Welcome Message

Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon, one of the most popular community running festivals in Australia, which has raised over $1.5 million for charity and community groups since its inception in 2012.

With a distance to suit every ability and age group, this community-focused event caters to all, attracting thousands of competitions to the Sunshine Coast to enjoy our Queensland winter weather.

Events are vital to the Queensland economy. They promote our beautiful destinations, driving tourism visitors which supports local jobs. This event is part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800 million to the state’s economy.

Congratulations to the event organisers and all involved in delivering another successful event.

If you’re visiting the Sunshine Coast for the marathon, I encourage you to get out and explore the diverse region, from the stunning golden coastline to the pristine hinterland.

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for Tourism Industry Development