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BMA Mackay Marina Run, Coalface

The BMA Mackay Marina Run has officially launched, with event organisers anticipating a record turnout of over 3,500 participants on June 2.

Celebrating its 16th iteration, this esteemed event is acclaimed for combining athletic endurance with the allure of Queensland’s picturesque landscapes, offering a course that is both fast and flat amidst sub-tropical beauty.

Event Director, Tim Magoffin, expressed his enthusiasm about the run’s evolution into a hallmark event that attracts attention nationwide.

“The BMA Mackay Marina Run stands out by offering runners a distinctive experience through our scenic, efficient course. It’s not just a race, it’s a celebration of fitness, nature, and community spirit.”

In a move to broaden its appeal and reach, the 2024 run is set to welcome international participants, with organisers rolling out free registration to attract runners from abroad.

“Our event’s reputation has surged beyond national borders, marking it as an ideal precursor to the Gold Coast Marathon. This recognition opens new doors for tourism, with a special focus on attracting our neighbours from New Zealand,” explained Tim.

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), the event’s long-standing naming rights sponsor, reiterated its commitment to the run’s success. 

BMA Mackay River Run, Coalface

Adam Lancey, BMA Asset President, said they are proud to partner with an event that promotes community well-being.

“Our involvement with the Marina Run underscores our dedication to nurturing communities where health, social, and economic benefits flourish.”

Adam is also excited to be joining the event as a participant for the first time this year.  

“The enthusiasm surrounding the run is contagious, and I’m eager to tackle the half-marathon. Our team is also gearing up for the Corporate Challenge, ready to offer a warm welcome and support to all runners.”

Set for 2 June 2024, the BMA Mackay Marina Run features a variety of races suitable for all ages and fitness levels, including a 21.1km half marathon, 10km and 5km runs, a 3km junior dash, and the much anticipated 5km Corporate Challenge. www.mackaymarinarun.com

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