June 4th 2023

The weather in June is pristine. Over 3,200 took part in 2021, many traveling to Mackay.
Scheduled four weeks out from the Gold Coast, the BMA Mackay Marina Run is a signature event on the Mackay Road Runners’ calendar. The half marathon is flat and fast.
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Welcome to Mackay Marina Run

The weather in June is pristine. Over 3,200 took part in 2021, many traveling to Mackay.

Scheduled four weeks out from the Gold Coast, the BMA Mackay Marina Run is a signature event on the Mackay Road Runners’ calendar. The half marathon is flat and fast.

Major beneficiary, the Leukaemia Foundation has been with the BMA Mackay Marina Run from before its inception.

Postrace photography are our official photographers.

We thank the Jezabels for their music “Long Highway”.

Track the Runners Live!

This year we have partnered with MultiSport Australia to display our runners in real time using the SplitSports App.

See results straight away and follow your friends and family as they run along the course.

Event ambassadors

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Rob de Castella (Deek) is one of Australia’s most respected and successful athletes wining the World Championship, Commonwealth Games and setting a world record in the marathon. Selected as Australian of the Year in 1983, he has a science degree in biophysics and headed the AIS in the 90’s. He has established two Health Promotion charities, Rob de Castella’s SmartStart for Kids ( www.smartstartforkids.org.au ) that addresses child obesity and , the Indigenous Marathon Foundation ( www.imf.org.au ) that improves Indigenous wellbeing through running, and especially the TCS New York Marathon. He is also a successful business man launching Deeks Health Foods, a business that produces grain free foods, in 2006, ( www.deeks.com.au ).

Robert de Castella

Had an amazing time at the MMR in 2021! Was wonderful to connect with the Mackay running community again – not only at the race but also at various functions before and after. The race itself was fantastic and the biggest “in person” event I’d attended since the pandemic. Pacing the 2hr group for the half marathon was so much fun. I continue to be inspired by runners of all ages/ abilities who give their all to achieve their goals! I especially love chatting to people post race on their race experience. Fantastic stories! Thanks to all for having me up there as an ambassador again, already looking forward to 2022!

Benita Willis

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Major beneficiary, the Leukaemia Foundation has been with the BMA Mackay Marina Run from before its inception.