Road closures for marathon and running festival
THOUSANDS of runners will take to the roads of the region on Sunday morning for the Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival.
So it will pay to know where you can and can't go, especially around Alexandra Headland, Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.
The event centre is at Alex Surf Club.
For competitors and spectators, parking is limited around the immediate precinct, although before 6am there are spaces in the Alexandra Headland Surf Club area off Mari St until 6am for a gold coin donation.
There is also parking at Mooloolaba State School for $5 from 7am-noon.
Street parking is available but there are restricted times on Brisbane Rd, Alexandra Pde, Sixth Ave, Duporth Ave and Bradman Ave.
Beach Tce 5am to 7.15am
Brisbane Rd (Amarina Ave - Mooloolaba Esp) 5am to 7.15am
Mooloolaba Esp (Buderim Ave - Brisbane Rd) 5am to 7.15am
Alexandra Pde Northbound (Buderim Ave - Pacific Tce) 5am to noon
Alexandra Pde Northbound Emergency slip lane North Bound Pacific to Mari (Pacific Tce - Mari St) 5.45am to noon
Alexandra Pde Southbound (Okinja Road - Pacific Tce) 4am to 1pm
Alexandra Pde Southbound (6th Ave - Okinja Rd) 5am to 1pm
6th Avenue (Aerodrome Rd - Memorial Ave) 5am to noon
Memorial Ave (King St - Alexandra Pde) to 5am to noon
Beach Pde (6th Ave - Alexandra Pde) 5am to noon
Kingsford Smith Pde (6th Ave - Alexandra Pde) 5am to noon
Melrose Pde (6th Ave - Alexandra Pde) 5am to noon
Alexandra Pda (Cotton Tree Pde - Alex Pde) 5am to noon
The Esplanade Cotton Tree (1st Ave - Alex Pde) 5am to noon
Duporth Ave (The Esplanade to Ball St) 5am to 11.30am
Picnic Point Esp 5am to 11.30am
Duporth/Bradman Ave (Ball St - Yinni St) 5am to 8.45am
Bradman Ave (Yinni St - Fishermans Rd) 5.30am to 8.30am
Brisbane Rd (Foote St - Tuckers Ck Bridge) 5am to 7.15am
Alexandra Pde (Buderim Ave - 6th Ave) 4am to 1pm
6th Ave (Memorial Ave - Beach Pde) 5am to 11.30am
Duporth Ave (Ball St - Beach Rd) 5am to 11.30am
Duporth Ave (Ball St - O'Connor St) 5am to 8.45am
Bradman Ave (Yinni St - Fishermans Rd) 5.30am to 8.30am.
The course will be manned by Qld Police and a specialist road management company, along with volunteers. Road closures and detours will be in clearly shown; please follow all directions given by the event management team.
Public transport: All buses within this area will be redirected between 4am and 1pm on Sunday. Services will operate, with small changes. For more information please visit www.sunbus.com.au
The festival committee would like to thank residents and businesses in advance for their support of this event.