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Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

A. Transfers to another person are available.

Details on how to transfer to another person can be found here

Q. Can I transfer my distance?

A. Transfers of distance will be subject to the availability of races.

Details on how to transfer to another distance can be found here

Q. Where are the best places to park for the event?

A. All parking information can be found here.

Q. Are personal drinks/nutrition allowed on course?

  • Special/personal drinks are for the marathon event only
  • Drinks must be in sealed, leak-proof containers, no taller than 21cm and clearly marked with your name/race number and the relevant aid station where it is to be placed at
  • Special needs can be placed at the 6.7km, 10.3km, 14.4km, 19.5km, 22.1km, 25.7km, 30.1km, 32.7km, 36.4km and 40.5km aid stations.
  • Special Drinks are to be left in the designated aid station tub at registration by no later than 2pm Saturday 10 August. 
  • It is your responsibility to find your own special needs bottle at each designated aid station.
  • Dispose of bottles in waste bins – please do not litter the course.
  • Unclaimed drinks will be disposed of

Q. Where are the aid stations located?

A.  Aid station locations can be found here.

Q. Will there be pace runners?

A. Yes.

Marathon Paces: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00.

Half Marathon Paces: 1:24, 1:30, 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:10

10km: 40min, 50min, 60min, 70min

Q. Can I run with a pram?

A. Yes - you are welcome to run with a pram in any of the distances, however, we please ask out of courtesy to other runners to please start at the back.

Q. Can I run with headphones?

A. Running with headphones is not recommended, however we do allow the use of these while participating. If you choose to wear headphones, please ensure the volume is at a reasonable level so that you are able to hear instruction from course officials. Please keep to the left when possible, to allow for faster runners to pass easily. Failure to follow instruction on course will result in automatic disqualification.

Q. When can I collect my bib?

A. Please find all registration information here.

Q. Will you post out my race bib?

A. During the registration process please select ‘bib mailed to me’.  This will be offered up until midnight Monday 1 July 2024.  Your bib will be mailed to the address you input into the registration system.   Please expect to see your bib in the mail on or before Thursday 8 August 2024.

Q. I opted for bib postage, how do I collect my FREE EVENT TEE?

A. If you registered for an event that is eligible for a FREE EVENT TEE, you will need to collect this from the Event Merchandise Tent on Sunday 11 August.  No merchandise will be mailed out prior to or after the event.

Q. Will you post out my pre-purchased merchandise? 

A. Pre-purchased merchandise will be available for collection from the Merchandise store at the times below:

  • Thursday 8 August, 12:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday 9 August, 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 10 August, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sunday 11 August, 6:30am –12:30pm

Merchandise must be collected at the event. No merchandise will be mailed out prior to or after race day.

Q. Is the event a qualifier for the World's Major's?

A. Yes. This course has AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) course certification. Rest assured the Sunshine Coast Marathon Festival events follow strict guidelines to ensure the distance you are completing is accurately measured. The event provides the ideal opportunity to set a personal best or recording a qualifying time for the major marathons around the world.

Q. Do I need to register if I am running with my child?

A. Yes all persons participating need to register.  If you are already entered in an alternative distance and would like to accompany your child you do not need to enter again.  Please leave your bib on to show you are a registered participant.

Q. What are the cut off times?

42.2km – 6hr cut off

21.1km – 3.5hr cut off

10km – 2hr cut off

You are welcome to walk the 5km and 2km events, but please be mindful that roads will reopen at 12:00pm, with interim checkpoints.

You will only receive the time for the event you are entered in.

Q. What date determines the competitor's age category?

A. The age group determination is taken from the competitor's age on race day.

Q. Is there somewhere I can leave my belongings when I run?

A. Bag drop will be exclusively at the Event Precinct - Bukh Family Park from 5:00am Sunday 11August. Participants will be able to leave their personal items in the 'gear tent' whilst running. All participants will receive a special tear off tag on their race bib. We ask you tear off this tag and attach to your belongings before you drop your bag off. We recommend you do not leave valuables. Extra layers left at the start line will be collected donated to charity.

Q. Where is my timing chip?

A. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your race bib and we use electronic timing.  Your personal race time (or net time) will be recorded as you cross the timing mats on the start line and will finish when you cross the finish line mats at the end.

Note: Your official time for category placings is based on your gun time and does not take into account your net time.

Q. How do I enter a team?

A: Teams are a great addition to the Sunshine Coast Marathon. It's a great opportunity for family, friends, or work colleagues to come together and work towards a common fitness goal. Team members don't have to run the same distance. Please click here for instructions on how to register your team.

Q. We are a team, can we put up our team tent?

A. You absolutely can, but you must contact us to be allocated a space number. See more details here.

Q. I am a food or drink vendor, where can I apply for a spot at the Event?

A. Food and drink vendors will be limited and contacted directly by the Atlas Events Team.

Q. I am a companion for a person with a disability who has already entered to participate in this event and would like to accompany them on the course. How do I register?

A. You can apply here for a companion entry.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. Dogs are allowed in the event precinct on a leash. Dogs are NOT allowed on course.  You must pick up any dog droppings.

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