EASY TO FIND: Between 100-150 runners will kick-start the 7 Sunshine Cosat Marathon festivities with the Cricks Fun Run at Alexandra Headland this evening.
EASY TO FIND: Between 100-150 runners will kick-start the 7 Sunshine Cosat Marathon festivities with the Cricks Fun Run at Alexandra Headland this evening. Che Chapman

Bunch of Wallies ready for Marathon fun run

RUNNING: Five charities are set to benefit from this year's Cricks Quick 1000 fun run which will signal the start of the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival.

Starting at 5pm tonight, runners have the chance to make a mad dash over 1km and get a minor taste of the course and shake some nerves out before the main events.

Capped at 150 runners, entry is just $20 and all proceeds will be split between Ronald McDonald House, Cindy McKenzie Foundation, Westpac Foundation, STEPS and popular Sunshine Coast charity Team Adem.

All entrants will receive a pair of Ronald McDonald socks - which are also referred to as "Where's Wally socks” - to help make the event as fun as possible.

Marathon director Jason Crowther said the run was the perfect way to start the weekend's festivities.

"It's a great way for some competitors to get the nerves out and also gives us organisers a chance to test the course ahead of the big day,” Crowther said, referring to the Channel 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon (42.195km) at 6am on Sunday.

Registration opens at 4pm this afternoon at the Event Precinct, based on Alexandra Pde, Alexandra Headland.

And if you're looking to make a night of it, organisers will also screen the family movie Rio at 6pm in the event precinct.

Visit www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au for more details.


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