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Multisport Mecca - - 7 SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON Q&A -

Last year An­gela Hoppe de­cided to en­ter a team from Mooloolaba State School. It at­tracted a mas­sive re­sponse, and en­tries have in­creased again this year. Fif­teen staff mem­bers are par­tic­i­pat­ing in 2018.

“The kids have re­ally stepped up their train­ing this year with run­ning clubs sev­eral times a week be­fore school and on week­ends. The en­ergy they bring to these ses­sions is amaz­ing,” Hoppe said. Other schools to at­tract strong en­tries are Bud­erim Moun­tain State School, and Immanuel Lutheran Col­lege.

The big­gest team will be Hal­cyon Com­mu­ni­ties with more than 200 en­tries, while other size­able groups will in­clude Rock­ers for Knock­ers, Run­ning Chicks and Roost­ers, as well as In­train­ing.

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