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The Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival, a member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), will mark its tenth anniversary in 2022. Sunshine Coast Marathon, one of Australia’s most popular running events, has earned over $1.6 million for charity and community groups since its beginning.

The Sunshine Coast Marathon will be held on the beautiful Sunshine Coast from August 13 to 14 if you want to participate or support a friend. Blue skies, low humidity, and temperate temperatures, paired with a flat track, make the locale a good site for quick times.

Sunshine Coast Marathon event distances include the following:

  • Sunshine Coast Marathon
    • Elites: 5:55am
    • Remaining Competitors: 6 am
  • McDonald’s Half Marathon
    • Australian Half Marathon Championships and Elites: 5:55 am
  • Wheelchair Half Marathon: 5:57 am
    • Remaining Competitors: 6 am
  • Westpac 10km: 9am
    • Cricks 5km Run (QLD 5km Championships): 10:15 am
    • 5km Walk: 10:15 am
  • RMHC SEQ 2km: 11am

Each road race follows the magnificent Alexandra Headlands coastline, which features white sand beaches and breathtaking ocean views. The Half Marathon is a one-loop track, with Marathon runners completing a multi-loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5 km), taking advantage of on-course festivities and crowds before a red carpet ‘hero’ finish.

This community-focused, world-class sporting event caters to those who want to join, including families and those with physical and intellectual disabilities, with a distance to suit every skill and age group.

Parents with prams and wheelchairs can join the 2km race and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Race start times allow parents to race longer distances and then return in time to run with their children and enjoy the free activities in the family entertainment district.

After a gruelling marathon or a day of cheering, why not stay for a few days to rest and recover? Why not visit the Salt Caves in Mooloolaba to relieve your aches and pains? It has been in operation for nearly seven years, and its dedicated staff of therapists has over 30 years of combined experience. Many health benefits of Halo (Salt) Therapy and Holistic Treatments are available at Salt Cave. YOu can avail yourself of a Salt treatment, massages, or infrared sauna sessions.

Or maybe you’re ready to reward yourself with a well-deserved lunch and a few cocktails. When you stay at Aegean Mooloolaba Apartments, you’ll have access to the esplanade, a stretch of cafes and eateries, and boutique shopping.

The Savvy Squire is the perfect place to get up with friends for a night out, a special occasion, or a casual get-together. The menu comprises next-level pub classics that celebrate local Hinterlands vegetables and exquisite seafood, inspired by James Squire. Alternatively, visit The Wharf Mooloolaba, which features several licensed family eateries and entertainment venues.

Are you prepared to join one of Australia’s most popular running events on the Sunshine Coast? Then make a reservation at Aegean Mooloolaba.

The Mooloolaba Apartment accommodations are bright, roomy, and self-contained holiday apartments located just 60 meters (a 1-minute walk) from Mooloolaba Beach’s beautiful white beach.