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Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run 2013

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by Heath Hewitt (subscribe)
Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
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See the Coast by foot and prove something doing it
After a blockbuster first year in 2012, the Sunshine Coast Marathon And Community Run Festival is coming back. It's no surprise really, more than 5000 people participated in 2012 and, perhaps even less surprising, organisers want to double that number this year.

Lace up your runners. The Sunshine Coast Marathon is coming back.
Lace up your runners. The Sunshine Coast Marathon is coming back.


The main event of the day is the marathon, but that doesn't take anything away from the half marathon, 10km, 5km or 2km events. Even if you took part in 2012, prepare to be surprised this year, because a couple of changes are in place.

You couldn't ask for a better place to warm up.
You couldn't ask for a better place to warm up.


The multi-loop course will remain based on feedback from runners in the inaugural event however organisers will replace the zig zag section through Maroochydore to one that will head out to Picnic Point. The 10km loop will be retained for athletes to run their chosen distance, to give athletes and spectators the most scenic course and best possible viewing spots. Being on the Sunshine Coast, you will want to make the most of your time here - especially if you're a visitor.

Running along the Sunshine Coast's shoreline is like a walk through the park.
Running along the Sunshine Coast's shoreline is like a walk through the park.


There's no such thing as preparing too early. Have a look around town and get fit. Mark Gunther at International Fitness Studio says "the harder you train, the easier the event." Lace up your runners and get jogging.

Can't beat that background.
Can't beat that background.


Once again, the Ronald McDonald House Charity will be the major benefactor of the event. This year, the goal is to raise $200,000. A big target, but together, something that can be easily achieved. Participants are encouraged to raise money through Everday Hero and seek out support from their families, friends and colleagues.

Organisers are aiming for 10,000 participants in 2013 - be part of the crowd.
Organisers are aiming for 10,000 participants in 2013 - be part of the crowd.


If you're really tough, you should use this as the "warm down" from the Sunshine Coast's inaugural Tough Mudder event, which will be held the weekend prior to the marathon.

Sunshine Coast Marathon is only going to get bigger.
Sunshine Coast Marathon is only going to get bigger.


The Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival was such a success in its inaugural year it would be a downright disappointment if 2013 didn't surpass it. Be part of this growing event.
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Why? The Sunshine Coast Marathon is back and promises to be bigger than ever. Be part of this fun and fitness focused event.
When: Sunday, August 25
Where: Starting from the Alex Surf Life Saving Club.
Cost: Marathon entry from $120, half marathon $80, 10km $50, 5km $40 and 2km $20 (prices increase closer to race date)
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