Sunshine Coast Half Marathon 2018

(aka McDonalds Half Marathon)

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16 May 2018





Race Day
Sun 19 Aug 2018

Training Information

This is a structured 14 week fitness education program preparing runners for Sunshine Coast Half Marathon 2018.

Train in a supportive group environment while fundraising for Aussie cancer research and prevention.

Mid-week skills sessions are typically 90mins. You will:

  • Learn how to run more efficiently
  • Learn proper breathing techniques
  • Improve core strength
  • Learn about injury prevention
  • Hear from guest speakers

Saturday long run/walks start at 30mins. You will:

  • Build endurance
  • Improve mental focus
  • Work on pacing and race strategy
  • Focus on running form

We're big on support, which is why we employ qualified and experienced coaches, and recruit volunteer leaders dedicated to each local group - training alongside you from your first run to race day.

Check out a full list of inclusions under our FAQ's.

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Training for Sunny Coast Half Marathon.




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About McDonalds Half Marathon

Train for the 2018 Sunshine Coast McDonalds Half Marathon in Brisbane or Mooloolaba.

Starting and finishing at Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, this "out and back" half marathon takes in some of the Sunny Coast's most beautiful beaches making it one of the most enjoyable half marathons in QLD.

We've helped nearly 10,000 runners just like you. Get the support to cross the line — smiling, strong, and injury free!

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Questions we get asked most ...

How much does it cost?

There is a $150 registration fee (non-refundable) to join our Blackmores Sydney Marathon program.

You commit to fundraise at least $1,350 for the Can Too Foundation. As a registered Aussie charity our mission is to invest in breakthrough cancer research projects like A/Prof Phoebe Phillips. Our community is passionate about making a difference, and there's no option to train with the Can Too Foundation unless you're willing to fundraise.

You will also be responsible for:

  • entry into the McDonalds Half Marathon ($85 - $105) including any costs getting to/from the event.
  • entry into a local 'practice race'. This is usually around $40 and an optional part of your training program.

What does it include?

The $150 registration fee (non-refundable) helps cover 14 weeks of group training. This includes things like:

  • Support from a paid, qualified coach
  • Guest speakers from our network of allied health professionals
  • Entry fees to your training venue
  • Branded team training and race tops

Your registration does not include race entry.

As a health promotion charity, we invest a lot in supporting you to achieve your goals over the 14 weeks leading into Sunshine Coast / McDonalds Half Marathon. It's how we've fundraised nearly $20 million and invested in 156 cancer research projects since being founded in 2005.

Am I physically ready?

You don't need to be able to run a half marathon, to start training for the Sunshine Coast Half Marathon.

Sunshine Coast Half Marathon is a structured training program that uses qualified and experienced coaches in small group environments.

Our first session is a 30min run/walk (max 4km), so ideally you're doing some short runs in your regular routine.

If you're at all concerned, please contact us.

We also train for the Sunshine Coast Westpac 10km.

Where does the money go?

Since becoming a registered Aussie charity in 2014 we’ve invested:

  • 80% of your fundraising in cancer research
  • 20% of your fundraising in cancer prevention / health promotion.

We have spent 100% of your fundraising on Can Too's charitable purposes.

Full financials are submitted to the Australian Charities & Not-for-Profit's Commission (ACNC) and is available in our annual report.

Amy Bridle, Can Too QLD Program Manager

Question? Let's chat.

Our QLD manager Amy is a qualified running coach and Brisbane mum who's been training QLD runners with the Can Too Foundation since 2010.

Amy would love to chat about your fitness goals and how we can fund cancer research together.

If you belive you can ... You Can Too!

Request a callback.

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