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.