Get Ready! Moggill Marathon Scenic Fun Run Returns

Are you ready to run a half marathon, join a fun run, or take on the hilly terrain of “Mount Moggill,” all for a worthy cause? Organized by local residents David Ember, Emil Schoeman, and their friends, the Poolwerx Moggill Marathon is coming up soon.

The marathon, happening on Sunday, 21 May 2023, will start at Kangaroo Gully Road and finish at Witty Road by the Westaway Park entrance.

Whether choosing to participate in a half marathon, 10km, 5km, or 2km fun run, participants can expect to be treated to breathtaking views of the picturesque Moggill region. But the real challenge lies in scaling “Mount Moggill” and its hilly terrain along the way, adding an exciting element to the event.

Despite the absence of an official marathon in the current event lineup, the Poolwerx Moggill Marathon has grown in popularity among participants and the local community. In previous years, runners praised the event for its well-organized nature, enjoyable atmosphere, and challenging yet rewarding courses. 

Moggill Marathon
Photo Credit: Moggill Marathon

The marathon is seen as a fantastic warm-up and training opportunity for other upcoming marathons in the Brisbane and Gold Coast areas. Mr Ember shared the story behind the Poolwerx Moggill Marathon’s inception.

“Emil and I were running Rocks Riverside Park Run every Saturday together for fun after we met late 2019 through our daughters attending the same prep class at Moggill State School,” he said.

Initially, the pair had only completed a half marathon, but they decided to take on the challenge of organizing their own marathon after the cancellation of the Brisbane Marathon due to the pandemic. The inaugural event took place in 2020, with the starting and finishing point located at Westaway Park.

Moggill Marathon
Photo Credit: Moggill Marathon

The Poolwerx Moggill Marathon not only offers a memorable experience for participants but also supports important causes. In 2023, the chosen beneficiary is Bravery Box, an organization that provides support for children with cancer. The event also extends its support to various local community groups, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie among participants and residents alike.

Published 18-May-2023