Minister’s Welcome Message

Message from the Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon Virtual Event.

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon is a much-loved community event, providing a terrific platform to showcase healthy lifestyles and the great love of physical activity we share in our great state.

COVID-19 is the biggest challenge we’ve ever had to face. But it’s great to see the resilience and commitment of event organisers to ensure they can still bring the community together – ensuring that we continue to promote the Sunshine Coast to thousands of prospective visitors who are watching online.

Events are vital to the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to rebuild Queensland’s economy and support local jobs long into the future.

We’re proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland.

To all those participating, I wish you all the best of luck. Please be sure to share your experience on social media to share the beauty of our great state with people from around the world.

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Minister for State Development, Tourism and Innovation