A member of the Association of International Marathons & Road Races (AIMS), the Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Since its inception the Sunshine Coast Marathon has raised over $1.8 million for charity and community groups. Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast, Queensland an hours drive north of Brisbane this not-for-profit event has been timed to make the most of the ideal Queensland winter running conditions. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times. Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km. Each road race follows the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean. The Half Marathon is a one loop course with Marathon entrants completing a multi-loop course (1 x 21km + 2 x 10.5kms) making the most of the on-course entertainment and crowds of spectators before a red carpet hero finish.