We cannot thank you enough for being part of the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival. Watching you enter, train and encourage each other to take part was inspirational. Seeing you turn out on race day in your thousands, crossing the finish line and cheering each other on took it all to another level. It’s what inspires fellow runners and allows us to reach new goals and of course makes the hard work and preparation worth it.

Thank you to those for travelling from interstate and from overseas – the first timers to both Brisbane and Australia, welcome. We hope you’ll be taking home incredible memories of our beautiful region and a post-race warm glow. 

To our volunteers who were at registration, answering your questions, riding lead bicycles, handing out medals, cutting up fruit, looking after bags, setting up and manning water stations and pacing you to a personal best, we applaud you for your extraordinary service. It’s your selfless dedication that left such a great impression on participants of the McDonald’s Brisbane Marathon Festival.

Bravo to our commentators, Mark LaForest, Michael Furey and Michelle Singer for their insight and encouragement throughout race day. 

To our valued sponsors and partnersthank you for your support and for  enabling us to put on a world class event showing off the Cairns region in all its glory. This event would not be what it is without the support of McDonald’s, Brisbane City Council, Mizuno, Tourism and Events Queensland, Accor Hotels and Nova 106.9.