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Bravehearts 777 Marathon

Got Questions? We have answers…

Do I have to be an Athlete or Runner to Participate as a National Runner?

No, you certainly do not. When you decide to participate, you can choose to run, any of the nominated distances per day, with the final marathon – The Gold Coast Marathon – being the only full marathon you will need to register for.

Our support staff will assist you with a training program that suits your level of prior running experience, and your goals for the event.

You will be given 6 hours minimum to complete the distance of your choice. You could choose to walk the half, or jog the 7kms and give yourself more recovery time.
There are many options and we are happy to discuss these with you.

How do I train for such an event?

There will be a mentor/coach who will be providing support online via our private Facebook group, email contact and phone calls. The mentor will also develop a standard training program, and can adjust this based on individual needs.

Also, you can download our TRAINING TIPS HANDBOOK as a good starting point if you are new to marathon running.

What does my $10,000 registration fee cover?

All Flights to the event (Start in Perth) internal flight transfers, and flights home, accommodation, vehicle transfers and food (*please see Terms and conditions for food and flight conditions).

What does a day in the life of a National participant look like?

Below is a general rundown of how each day on the tour will scheduled. A complete time schedule will be provided to each National participant 4 weeks prior to the event commencement.

  • 5:30am Breakfast
  • 6.30am Depart Hotel
  • 6:50am Marathon Briefing
  • 7am Marathon Starts
  • 2:30pm Marathon Cut-off (lunch)
  • 3pm Final transfer back to Hotel
  • 4:30pm Transfer to Airport
  • 5.30pm Flight to next destination
  • 8.30pm to 10pm Arrive Hotel (arrival time dependant on flight times and destination.)
  • Repeat next day

Running Locations
Perth, WA
Adelaide, SA
Melbourne, VIC
Hobart, TAS
Canberra, ACT
Kingscliff, NSW
Gold Coast, QLD

What is the ‘Legends Dinner’ and how much is it?

The ‘Legends Dinner’ is and event, held by Bravehearts, for all National participants. It is held on the Gold Coast, on the Sunday after the Gold Coast marathon.

All National Participants will receive a complementary invitation for 2 people, where we will review the week that was, and celebrate your amazing achievements.

Who do I talk to about Fundraising and can I get any help?

The Bravehearts staff are here to assist you with ideas and tips. We will assist you as best we can with fundraising opportunities in your area. We highly recommend getting suggestions from past 777 participants, and from other National Participants within the private Facebook group.

Who is classed as a National Participant?

Any individual who registers for the full national 777 series and who is planning on traveling with and participating in all 7 marathons.

For more information about what being a National Runner entails, please see our National Runners page.

What happens if I need to pull out before the commencement of the series?

If you need to withdraw from the current series for any reason, you can transfer any money already raised to another participant to assist them this year. Further details on this are listed in our Terms and Conditions.

When do entries close for National Participants?

End of January 2017, unless capacity is reached prior.

What is the maximum number of National Runners?

50

Can I bring a support person?

Support people are welcome however, they will need to book their own flights, accommodation and transfers. The event, and all facilities pertaining to the event are reserved for event competitors and staff only.

It is recommended that families meet at their home event, or alternatively, met at the final event on the Gold Coast, which is only a 30 minute drive for the Kingscliff, NSW event, held the day before, so they can see participants compete in two marathons.

How can I contact Bravehearts 777 Staff?

You can contact us by emailing adventures@bravehearts.org.au or calling 07 5552 3000