Cairns Marathon

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Event date: April 26-28, 2019
Registrations Open: Soon
Fundraising Open: Now

Event Profile

The inaugural 7 Cairns Marathon Festival will become a must-do destination event in Australia for all running and lifestyle event enthusiasts. Taking place on 26-28th April 2019, the event will fill a gap in the current Cairns region event calendar, providing an increase in intrastate, interstate and international visitors over the event period and beyond.

Five distances will be offered; the full marathon 42.2km, half marathon 21.1km, as well as 10km, 5km, 2km distances. Fogarty Park will act as the main event precinct as well as the start and finish line areas.The courses will take in the best that Cairns has to offer from the Esplanade to Freshwater and the event hub will become a hive an activity hosting running clubs, corporate teams and sponsors. On-course and post-race entertainment in Fogarty Park are an integral element of the participant’s overall event experience.

In its first year, the 7 Cairns Marathon Festival aims to attract 4000 participants across the five distances.

Asking your supporters to compete for you

It’s easy to make the most of the event opportunity. It all begins with asking your supporters to take part and support you by giving their effort and time. Make sure you ask:
  • Past supporters who have run, walked, ridden or swam for you previously
  • Both your one off and regular donors, by offering them another way they can support you with their effort
  • Your volunteers
  • Your charity’s staff

To make it really easy to ask them to participate, download our email templates.

Setting up a charity team

Setting up a fundraising team is a great way to build a sense of community for all your supporters in the event. Once you’ve created your charity team, make sure you invite anyone supporting you in the event to join. Need help setting up a charity team? download our guide here.

Charity resources

Supporter engagement

We recommend that you engage with your supporters by encouraging and thanking them for fundraising for your charity as part of their participation in the 7 Cairns Marathon. If you need help with your supporter engagement we have a dedicated Professional Services Team full of digital fundraising experts ready to help!