Meet & Greet function
Don’t miss the very first Solar Eclipse Marathon gathering on your first night in Port Douglas! In the beautiful Sheraton Mirage Resort, you will get the chance to mingle with other runners and soak in the tropical atmosphere of Queensland in the lush gardens of this beachfront resort.
This evening will be about getting to know each other and getting into the marathon mood. Steve Moneghetti, our Solar Eclipse Marathon Ambassador will kick start the evening with an official welcome. As you may know, Steve is one of Australia’s greatest marathon runners with an impressive track record at the Commonwealth Games, World Athletic Championships and Olympic Games, including many international marathons. He still runs marathons and you will be able to join him for a leisurely run along Four Mile Beach tomorrow evening or the day after.
Go for a stroll in the luxuriant gardens or the sandy white beach just outside, have a drink or two and immerse yourself in the tinkling tunes emanating from the band. We will be serving a delicious buffet dinner which you can enjoy while mingling with the other marathon participants. You will also receive a goodie bag with your bib number, a running t-shirt, tickets for our pasta party and celebration dinner, timing chip, not to mention your specially-designed glasses for viewing the solar eclipse.
If you are staying in one of the resorts out of town, we will provide busses to take you to the Sheraton and back to your hotel. If you are within walking distance, we’ll just meet you there.
Prepare yourself for the demanding run tomorrow by fuelling up on plenty of energy. And to help you carbo-load, we’re having a pasta party! We will be dishing up a veritable outdoor pasta feast for everyone catered by Lure Restaurant located at the stunning Marina Mirage overlooking the waterfront.
The beautifully lit marina with its legions of yachts provides the perfect setting for the evening. Indulge in pasta of all shapes and sizes; generously laden with sauces or with just a drizzle of olive oil. Soft drinks are included.
If your hotel is not within walking distance, we will arrange for transfers from your hotel. We’ll take you back again so all you have to do is relax and enjoy the evening. The Solar Eclipse Marathon Pasta Party will be a great opportunity to pick up tips, share stories and support. All friends and family are naturally welcome. See you there!
You made it! Weeks and months of arduous training and strict dieting have paid off. You completed the run of a lifetime. And tonight, we will be celebrating in style.
With stunning views of the Anzac Mountains in the background, and the Coral Sea just at our fingertips, Rex Park will be transformed into a magical garden. A huge festival marquee, a live band and dance floor will provide the perfect backdrop for our celebration dinner. So trade in your running trainers for your dancing shoes!
Hosts of stalls serving local treats and tropical dishes will be set up throughout the park, performers and musicians will roam around entertaining us and the band will strike up some chords which will get you boogieing on the dance floor in no time. Beer and wine will be included.
Completing the gruelling Solar Eclipse Marathon is a massive feat in itself and tonight is about celebrating our success, all of our victories. And we’d like to draw special attention to our fellow runners who clocked the fastest times. They will be called on stage and awarded a Solar Eclipse Marathon prize.
As always, if you are not within walking distance to the park, we will pick you up at your hotel and take you back again.
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