Minister’s Welcome Message

Message from the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for Cross River Rail

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Welcome to the 29th annual Brisbane Marathon Festival.

This iconic running festival attracts thousands of visitors from around the country and across the globe, providing a terrific platform to showcase the enviable lifestyle and surrounds of our state capital.

The Queensland Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland. This event forms part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $880 million to the state’s economy this year.

Thank you to the event organisers and hundreds of volunteers for their continued efforts to promote Brisbane.

Whether you are a runner or a supportive spectator, to those visiting us for the event, please make the most of your stay and enjoy everything Brisbane and the surrounding regions have to offer.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and
Tourism Industry Development and
Minister for Cross River Rail