June 4th 2023

A Reason to Volunteer

Volunteering at the Mackay Marina Run over the last 3 years has been a rewarding experience. Both in joining with the wonderful hard working and enthusiastic organisers to support this event and by cheering on the participants of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Everyone showing great spirit and dedication to giving their all on the day.

It is also exciting to note that funds raised during this event are donated to a very worthwhile cause in the Leukaemia Foundation. This organisation is dedicated to supporting people diagnosed with a blood cancer and their families during treatment and recovery whether with accommodation when away from home or assisting with practical, financial or emotion concerns. The foundation is also committed to continuing to fund research and new trials and hope to eventually assist in the discovery of a cure for all blood cancers.

We would encourage everyone to support this wonderful organisation by joining our great bunch of volunteers. A few hours to enjoy a great day to share the load. You won’t regret it.

Karen Szymanski and Bruce Jarrott


The BMA Mackay Marina Run is an exciting community event relying on volunteers to ensure ongoing success.

A big thank you to everyone involved in 2019; Mackay West Rotary, students of St Patrick’s College, Mackay Surf Lifesaving, LRC Running Club, TriActiv8, Leukaemia Foundation Mackay Branch and Mackay Road Runners.  Thank you to race bag packers including RACQ Rescue, Run for MI Life and Run as 1 Cystic Fibrosis Mackay.

These key community organisations are integral to the staging of the Mackay Marina Run.  Events like ours can’t happen without valuable help.

Thank you to our 2019 fundraising ambassadors, the Cotton family.

A big thank you to our sponsors and volunteers who were involved directly and indirectly in creating an electric atmosphere on course and throughout the finish precinct.   A very sincere thank you to everyone for volunteering throughout the year, including at parkrun and the  Mackay Airport Twilight City Run (Mackay Marina Run launch run).

And, the biggest thank you of all, to our dedicated pack down volunteers.

If you (or your organisation) are interested in being part of the magic that is Mackay Marina Run, please let us know how you would like to become involved.