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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2017

The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival is back again for their 6th year! Lock these dates in your calendar from the 18th to the 20th of August as 7's Sunshine Coast Marathon has become a must do event for thousands across the Sunshine Coast, throughout Queensland, interstate and across the globe.

If you purchase your tickets now you will get a chance to WIN two nights at the Mantra Mooloolaba! Everyone who enters the event before midnight July 7 automatically goes in the draw to win 2 x night's accommodation in a one-bedroom apartment at the Mantra Mooloolaba Beach, the official race hotel of 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2017.

You will get to take the stress out of race weekend by staying right on the waterfront with Mooloolaba's best restaurants, cafes and shopping at your doorstep. Sit back, relax and get ready to race while enjoying views from Point Cartwright to Noosa. Jump to it and register now at

The event precinct is located at the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, with the start and finish area directly adjacent. There are great spectator vantage points in and around the event precinct where you can view your friends and family participating and where you can cheer them on down our now famous finish chute.

Over the weekend the events are expected to attract anywhere from 10,000+ of combined participants and spectators numbers.

There are a number of events which makes the festival suitable for all abilities and ages. Just choose your challenge, set your goals, and follow the online training program at and we will be there to meet you at the finish line.

Being a community focused charity event we have ensured we have catered to all those wanting to take part including families and those with disabilities, with our 2km event allowing parents with prams and wheelchair entrants to take part and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

Make sure to hunt down the Hot 91.1 Hot Squad on Sunday at 7's Sunshine Coast Marathon to get your hands on some Coconut Groove and their NEW Coconut Energy Drink, Clean Energy.




The Channel 7 Marathon and McDonalds Half Marathon

The stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands, Mooloolaba and Maroochydore will form the base of the course, with amazing views such as Coolum to Mooloolaba (from the top of Alexandra Headlands) and the stunning beaches the coast has to offer, there is no more spectacular backdrop for an event, also enjoy in the live Music that will line the course to keep you entertained while you run.

The Half Mararthon is one loop with Marathon entrants completing a multi loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5km's)

Westpac 10km, Love & Partners 5km & QLD Government 2km

Starting in front of the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, entrants will follow the same course as the marathon and half marathon entrants, again taking in the fantastic views of the Sunshine Coast.

Love and Partners 5km Corporate Cup

Teams of 5 are able to enter (in the 5km teams entry) with the combined finishers placings of all 5 entrants added together to find the winning team (example - team member 1 finishes in 10th, member 2 in 15th, 3rd in 20th, 4th in 25th and 5th in 30th). This is a total of 100. The team with the lowest team total is the overall winner.

The winning team will receive a perpetual trophy.


Start location will be at event precinct, Alexandra Headlands - Surf Club.

Event: Channel 7 MarathonStart Time: 6:00am

Event: McDonalds Half Marathon Time 6:00am

Event: Westpac 10km Time 9:00am

Event: Love & Partners 5km Time 10:15am

Event: QLD Government 2km Time 11:00am


The events (all distances) will take part on closed roads around the Sunshine Coast. Main Roads, Council and other regulatory bodies have approved our road closures, but please be mindful of traffic if anyone inadvertently strays on the course. We will have traffic marshals and volunteers at intersections across the course and Queensland Police at major intersections. Please remember;

  • Obey all directions from marshalls, police and volunteers
  • Do not run on any road that is not a part of the course
  • Be mindful of others
  • Stay as far left as you can in the direction you are running

Thank you in advance for your understanding and your sportsmanship.


Parking at the event precinct will be restricted to event personnel, with a limited number of parking spaces for disabled entrants.

Parking for the event will be off Alexandra Parade on Mari St, which is directly opposite the event precinct area. Remember the road closures, as both sides of Alexandra Parade are closed (from Mooloolaba through to 6th av Maroochydore). A slip lane for vehicles is provided from Pacific Tce to Sixth Avenue for traffic at a reduced speed limit.

More parking is available in and around the Alexandra Headlands area.

Please be mindful of residents and businesses throughout the area when parking, as without their support our event would not be possible. If you can, please catch public transport or have a friend or family member drop you off nice and early.

For those running in the later events, please remember the road closures, leave early to make sure you get to the start line on time.


The entire course is closed to traffic. All roads are closed from 5:30am until approximately 12:30pm on Sunday August 30. Alexandra Parade from Buderim Avenue to Sixth Ave will be closed from 4am with the slip lane accessible for traffic. Mooloolaba Esplanade and Alexandra Parade (up to Buderim St) on Alex Hill will reopen at approximately 9am.

For more information and to purchase your tickets to this event visit


Liam Cougan


Liam Cougan is a 19 year old singer songwriter from North Brisbane with a unique and soulful voice. Incorporating styles of folk and jazz, Liam writes his music based on his life experiences. Liam entertains through a host of live performances and gigs, around south east Queensland, including festivals, live music venues and shows supporting up and coming Australian Artists.

In 2016 Liam featured on Balcony TV Sunshine Coast earlier this year released his first single 'Let's Be Free', from his debut EP, that hit no.3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts and no. 111 on the official iTunes Charts. Liam's EP 'Let's Be Free' is now available via iTunes and Spotify.

Buderim Concert Band


The Buderim concert band was the result of one man’s vision, Mr Barry Rodgers, and was founded in 1998.  The first performance was at Anzac Day of that year, and the band has maintained that proud tradition, performing and marching at the Maroochydore and Mudjimba Anzac Day services in recent years, including 2015, on the 100th anniversary of the original Anzac Cove landings.  The band has gone from strength to strength, under the enthusiastic leadership of current musical director and associate musical director, Mr Clayton Fiander and Mr Damian Bowden.  The Band comprises over 30 members – a mixed bunch of professional and keen amateur players of all ages and from all walks of life.  The Band is proud to be associated with the Australia Day March at Buderim every year, and also plays for many charity and local community organisations. 

The band’s repertoire includes classical and modern medleys, movie themes, light jazz, an assortment of Latin dance numbers, marches, and of course, Christmas songs and carols at the end of the year.  In 2017, we commissioned our own march by a Brisbane composer, named the Buderim Pioneers, with the first public rendition at the Anzac Day service at Cotton Tree.

The band rehearses each Monday evening (7-9pm) at the Mountain Creek State High School, and new members are always welcome.  Our band strongly believes that music is for everyone & not just those who can afford to buy an instrument. As such, we also provide free hire of instruments that have been acquired through the Gambling Community Benefit Fund etc. Music has been proven to stimulate the brain in ways that are not observable through any other activity. Music has been found to positively correlate with a strong study ethic in younger players. It helps to develop neural pathways and form muscle memory in all players and also creates a social outlet and maintain the mental agility of our older members.

We operate a very successful ‘beginner ensemble’ aimed at newer musician who want to learn to play as a team, or to give relevance to their one-on-one lessons that they may receive at school or at home. Mr Myron Cheney is the leader of that band.  The result has been astounding and this is the only such ensemble that we are aware of on the Sunshine Coast. Consider that our younger members are electing to put down their online activities such as social media platforms, apps & games to make music with fellow citizens from a variety of backgrounds in a socially positive environment. These musicians may go on to represent the community as their skill develops.

Click here for more information and follow Buderim Concert Band on Facebook.