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Race previews 7 Cairns Marathon Festival

27 March 2024, 2pm

Run at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A runner’s journey

7 Cairns Marathon Festival
Sun 14 July 2024

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Lying amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Cairns, Australia, the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival stands as a testament to the endurance and determination of runners from around the globe.

Offering a variety of distances including the marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km and 2km events, the festival caters to runners of all levels, ensuring that everyone can be a part of this unforgettable experience.

Beyond the race itself Cairns offers a wealth of attractions for visitors to explore. The Great Barrier Reef is at the doorstep, offering the adventurous snorkelling or diving expeditions to discover the wonders of the underwater world. For those seeking a more leisurely experience the city boasts an array of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions to enjoy.

One of the defining features of the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival is its flat course, which offers runners the opportunity to achieve their personal bests surrounded by stunning scenery. As they prepare at the starting line, participants feel a mix of anticipation and excitement, fully aware of the challenge ahead.

Throughout the course runners are buoyed by the incredible support of the locals who line the streets with cheers and encouragement. From enthusiastic spectators waving colourful banners to local musicians providing uplifting melodies, the atmosphere is electric with energy and positivity. It’s this unwavering support that propels runners forward, especially when fatigue threatens to set in.

In addition to the support of the locals the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival owes much of its success to the dedication of its volunteers. Handing out water at aid stations, directing runners along the course or providing words of encouragement, these unsung heroes play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth operation of the event. Their selflessness and commitment embody the spirit of community that defines the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival.

Whether it’s the thrill of crossing the finish line, the camaraderie shared with fellow runners, or the beauty of the Cairns landscape, the experience leaves an unforgettable mark on all who take part.

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