The Sunshine Coast sent winter off with a bang at the Sunshine Coast Marathon over the weekend of 30-31st August 2014. Now in it’s third year, the Sunshine Coast Marathon has become one of Australia’s most loved running events. The course is renowned internationally as a beautifully scenic run, that caters to competitors of all ranging abilities.
We are so proud of the 50 staff across our group of Ray White offices that were involved in both volunteering and competing. We had staff competing in the half marathon, 10km and 5km events, many of them were first-timers, one of them being Courtney Martin from our Buderim office, who took out 1st place in her age group in the half marathon. Our staff are happy to give up their own time to volunteer over the event weekend and assist the 6500 runners who took part, with many other staff being very vocal supporters on the sidelines.
The final count for funds raised in 2014 is expected to beat previous years, with 100% of event profits going to groups such as Ronald McDonald House Charities and The Westpac Foundation, along with more than 70 worthwhile local causes as voted by the runners.
It’s no surprise that each year this event keeps getting bigger and better, supported by the 400+ Ray White Volunteers, working relentlessly across the weekend to pull together a fantastic community event. We can’t wait to see what the 2015 Sunshine Coast Marathon has in store for us, and congratulations and thank you to all involved over the weekend!