"I set a goal for myself that I could aspire to; to prove to myself, that I had the inner strength and determination to complete the BMA Half Marathon. I started with smaller weekly goals, 5km runs building up to 18km the week prior to the event. The day of the race everything went to plan. The weather was perfect, the event co-ordination was seamless and I kept to my race plan and eventually completed the race with a personal best".
Ange is a great local athlete who recently took to competitive running. The running experience opened up new horizons and she recently smoked the course at the 2016 Noosa Triathlon.
“The Mackay Marina Run is a half Marathon event I look forward to every year. It raises vital funds for the Leukaemia Foundation, and is a well organised event that embraces our city’s community spirit and love of sport".
"I travelled from Gatton (about 13 hours by car) to participate in the Marina Run. It was extremely well organised. I am not a "real runner" but thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the day. To finish by running along the water was great. It gave me the final push to keep going!"
"I am a passionate runner and love supporting north queensland events. The Mackay Marina Run has amazing support from the local community and it was great to see so many runners with big smiles as the ran along the marina to the finish line."
"The Mackay Marina Run is an absolute highlight on my event calendar. The atmosphere is electric, the course is fast and flat and showcases our stunning and scenic backyard. I get to share the event with family, friends and like minded people who love to run. It's always a fabulous event."
“Mackay marina run...what an absolutely fantastic event! This run was my first half marathon and I had the most amazing experience. I was able to accomplish a personal goal and even beat the time I set for myself. The organisers and volunteers throughout the run were awesome and encouraging. I may live over 1100km away but I have already booked my flights for next years event! Loved it!! “