- Last updated:
- 03 Aug 2018
Important information for upcoming events
Get set Sunshine Coast for 2 weekends of bumper sporting action on Sunday 19 August and Sunday 26 August.
19 August - come down and watch elite marathon runners and our local community compete in Australia’s most loved running events – the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon.
26 August – the Sunshine Coast will be on show with the annual world-class IRONMAN 70.3 event.
Information on changed traffic conditions and how best to access the areas are detailed below.
This year the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon (19 August) and IRONMAN 70.3 (26 August) will be held a week apart. This unique situation is a result of the IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast event being scheduled earlier to avoid a clash global IRONMAN events.
Council and organisers of both events gratefully appreciate the community’s understanding of the situation and patience regarding changed traffic conditions. Both events contribute and deliver significant economic and community benefits for the Sunshine Coast and showcase our destination to a wide audience.
For more information
Event Hotline: +61 (0)7 5445 1711
Mooloolaba Closures (19 August)
- Brisbane Road – Amarina Ave to Foote St*
- Brisbane Road – Foote St. to Mooloolaba Esp
- Mooloolaba Esplanade – Brisbane Road to Buderim Mooloolaba Road
- Beach Terrace
* Emergency vehicles and local traffic access to Foote Street and Parkyn Pde.
Alexandra Headland Closures (19 August)
- Alexandra Parade – Buderim Road to Okinja Rd*
*A slip lane is available on Alexandra Parade from Pacific Terrace to Okinja Road travelling north to Maroochydore; note this is a slip lane at 40km/hour.
- Boolarong Crescent
- Alexandra Pde – Okinja Rd to Sixth Ave (South bound only)
- Mandin St
- Edward St – Mandin St to Mayfield St
- Mayfield St – Juan St to Alex Pde.
Cotton Tree Closures (19 August)
- 5th Ave – Melrose Pde to Beach Pde
- Melrose Pde – Sixth Ave to fifth Ave
- Beach Pde – Fifth Ave to Sixth Ave
- Kingsford Smith Pde – Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue
- 6th Av – Aerodrome Rd to Memorial Ave
- Melrose Parade – Sixth Avenue to Alexandra pde
- Memorial Av – King St to Alex Pde
- Beach Pde – Sixth Ave to Alexandra Pde
- Kingsford Smith Pde – 6th Ave to Alex pde
- Alexandra Parade
- Cotton Tree Parade
- The Esplanade, Cotton Tree
Maroochydore Closures (19 August)
- Bradman Avenue – Yinni St to O’Connor St*
- Duporth Avenue – Ball St to O’Connor St.**
- Duporth Avenue** – The Esplanade (Cotton Tree) to Ball St.
- Ocean Street – Roundabout to Duporth Ave
- Picnic Point Esplanade
*A detour is in place via Broadwater Ave.
**A slip lane is available on Duporth Ave from Beach Rd to Ball St travelling north; note this is a slip lane at 40km/hour
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.
All buses within this area will be redirected between 4am and 1pm on Sunday, August 20. Services will operate, with small changes. For more information please visit www.sunbus.com.au
Race Day Parking
Parking for the event is available directly opposite the event precinct on Mari St, Alexandra Headlands. Access to Mari St can be gained from a left turn from Pacific Terrace on Alexandra Parade and following a slip lane especially designed for this event. A gold coin donation is asked for upon entering, with all proceeds going directly to the Alexandra Headlands Surf Life Saving Club.
Alternatively, parking is available at Mooloolaba State School which is within walking distance to the event precinct. This parking will be open from 5am race day and will include a $10 parking fee upon entry. For the location of the school please click here.
For more information visit www.ironmansunshinecoast.com or phone 1300 761 384.
|The Wharf Carpark||OPEN ENTIRE EVENT|
|Brisbane Rd Carpark||OPEN Mon 20th - Sat 25th||CLOSED Sun 26th: 5.30am - 11.30am|
|Mooloolaba State School||OPEN Fri 20th - Sun 26th: 5.11am - 3.00pm
$10 PARK FEE
FREE Shuttle Bus service
|Mountain Creek High School to Mooloolaba (River Esplanade)|
|Saturday 25 August: 8.00am - 6.00pm|
|Sunday 26 August: 4.30am - 8.30am; 12.30pm - 5.30pm|
|ROAD CLOSURE / CARPARK CLOSURE||WHERE||TIME|
|Monday 20 August|
|Charles Clarke Carpark||Carpark||4am Mon 20th - 5pm Thurs 23rd|
|Tuesday 21 August|
|Esplanade Carpark||Carpark||4am Tues 21st - 5pm Tues 28th|
|Thursday 23 August|
|Beach Terrace||Carpark||4am Thurs 23rd - 5pm Mon 27th|
|Beach Terrace||All||4am Thurs 23rd - 5pm Mon 27th
|Mooloolaba Esplanade||Brisbane Rd - Beach Tce
(Local access for deliveries only
9pm Thurs to 9am Fri)
|4am Thurs 23rd - 7pm Mon 27th
|Sunday 26 August|
|Buderim Avenue||Mooloolaba Esp - Sunshine Motorway||4.30am - 11.30am|
|Walan Street||Venning St - Brisbane Rd||4.30am - 11.30am|
|Mooloolaba Esplanade||Venning St - Buderim Ave||4.30am - 3.00pm|
|Venning Street||Mooloolaba Esp - Walan St||4.30am - 11.30am|
|Brisbane Road||Walan St - Mooloolaba Esp||4.30am - 11.30am
|Sunshine Motorway||Yandina Coolum roundabout - David Low Way||5.00am - 11.15am
|Sunshine Motorway (southbound)||David Low Way - Maroochydore Rd||5.00am - 11.15am|
| Sunshine Motorway (southbound)
||Maroochydore Rd - Mooloolaba Rd||5.00am - 11.15am|
|Alexandra Parade||Buderim Ave - Pacific Tce||4.30am - 2.30pm|
|Alexandra Parade (southbound lanes)||Pacific Tce - Parker St||4.30am - 2.30pm|
|Aerodrome Road (southbound lanes)||Parker St - Wirraway St||4.30am - 2.15pm
|Sixth Avenue (southbound lanes)||Aerodrome Rd - Memorial Ave||5.00am - 2.15pm|
|Melrose Parade||Sixth Ave - Alexandra Pde||6.00am - 2.15pm|
|Alexandra Parade||Melrose Pde - Cotton Tree Pde||6.00am - 2.15pm|
|Cotton Tree Parade||Alexandra Pde - Fourth Ave||6.00am - 2.00pm|
|Duporth Avenue||The Esplanade (Cotton Tree) - Beach Rd||6.00am - 1.45pm|
|Ocean Street||Duporth Ave - Beach Rd||6.00am - 1.45pm|
|NO PARKING ZONE|
|SUNDAY 26 AUGUST|
|Buderim Avenue||1.00am - 11.30am|
|Douglas Street||1.00am - 11.30am|
|Alexandra Pde/Aerodrome Rd (southbound)||1.00am - 2.30pm|
| Sixth Ave
|Aerodrome Rd - Beach Pde||1.00am - 2.30pm|
|Melrose / Alexandra / Cotton Tree Pde||Sixth Ave - King St||1.00am - 2.30pm|
|Melrose / Alexandra / Cotton Tree Pde||Duporth Ave||1.00am - 2.30pm|
|Duporth Ave||First Ave - Ocean St||1.00am - 2.30pm|
|Mooloolaba Taxi rank||Relocated Venning St
(in front of Mantra Hotel)
|4am Sunday 10th - 3pm Sunday 10th|
Other Major Events
In 2018 the Sunshine Coast continues welcome a large number of sporting, lifestyle and music events, reinforcing the region’s reputation as being a destination of choice for major events.
In total the Coast will host over 50 state, national and international major events and will welcome over 130,000 guests, many of who will stay on after the event and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
To make event guests’ stay as enjoyable as possible, council encourages the community to take part in the events, say a friendly hello and lend a helping hand.
View the What's On Events Calendar to find out what is happening and when.
Find out more about Major Events Sponsorship.