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More than just a marathon

The Island Chill Suva Marathon is about community. It is open to everyone to participate, from local and international runners, corporate groups to families and individuals. We have a half marathon, team marathon and a community-based 10 km run as well. We encourage people with disabilities and everyone from our community to take part.

Building on the success of previous very successful marathon events, and driven by a common purpose, the Island Chill Suva Marathon is now working towards organising an even bigger event in 2019, complete with training programs and monthly Time Trials in Suva. Together we are all dedicated to realising our vision of running the South Pacific’s greatest road race. The countdown has begun for this premium event which will be held on 27th July 2019 !

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Island Chill is Suva Marathon’s major sponsor

Drinking water is at the heart of achieving good health and wellness, and we fully endorse the Suva Marathon promoting healthy living and being as inclusive as possible, so that the initiative can benefit the whole community. We are proud to support the South Pacific’s greatest road race,” Carpenters Fiji Ltd’s Director Retail and Marketing, Mr Kuna Sabaratnam.

Island Chill bottled water originated from the tranquil lush tropical islands of Fiji. The bottling facility is situated amid the lush tropical rainforests on the main island of Viti Levu. The unique and pleasant aura confines one of the purest waters on Earth that you taste while drinking Island Chill – the Taste of Perfection. Island Chill is truly a gift of nature from the unspoilt islands of Fiji. Island Chill’s success is not only attributed to its contemporary and attractive packing but the fact that it contains life giving minerals like Silica.

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Official Certified Race AIMS / IAAF

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Let’s train together!

We invite all of you to train with us along the seawall or around Suva on a day that suits you. Our social runs are a great way to motivate each other! Our weekly timed run is on Thursday nights and our monthly Time Trials are on the first Saturday of every month.

There are options to join us for swimming and biking sessions through the week as well if you are looking for low impact options between runs. Please contact the club member contacts via email or mobile if you have any questions or just to let them know when to expect you.

You can also contact us here if you would like to join in.

Suva sunset image courtesy of Mr Joseph Hing


Start time: 5.15pm for 7km, 5.30pm for 5km

Meeting place: Park outside entrance to Suva Bowling Club and look for runners

Distance: 7km, 5km

Contacts: Email Marita or Gina

We’ve starting up our weekly Thursday afternoon timed runs to ramp up for the 2017 events. Come and join us for a 5.15pm start from the Suva Bowling Club for a 5km or 7km run.


Start time: 7:30am

Meeting place: Suva Bowling Club, end of the road, find our start line.

Distance: 10km, 5km

Contacts: Email Marita or Gina

We’ll be doing time trial runs which will eventually be qualifying runs for IAAF and Athletics Fiji qualification times, as well as just fun running along the seawall. Join us on a Saturday morning for tips and tricks on how to get up to 10km or marathon length running. An excellent opportunity to gauge how you are doing for the upcoming event on 22nd July 2017!

Run for Cause – join one of our Charity Partners

WOWS Kids’ mission is to support children with cancer.

WOWS Kids’ message “For the Storm won’t last too long, WALK ON, WALK STRONG”

WOWS Kids’ goal: To inspire the people of Fiji with the positive message of “Walk On, Walk Strong” so as to live positive lives and help people achieve their dreams and find the strength to overcome any difficulties along the way.

WOWS Kids’ have set-up & supported a Resource Centre for children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions in Fiji.

Fifteen children under the age of twelve lost their battle to cancer last year. According to ‘WOWS Kids Fiji,’ the youngest victim was a three-year-old girl and the oldest was an eleven-year-old boy. ‘WOWS Kids Fiji’ Team Leader Viola Lesi said that early detection can help protect a child from cancer. “The faster we get them to the hospital, the faster they can be treated because cancer can be cured. But early detection is the key and it is not only for child cancer. Early detection is the best bet here in Fiji,” she said. “With the money that we collect, we support approximately 70 children every year and that costs us F$ 210,000 excluding our administration costs. Most times, we bear the administration cost, our board members volunteer whatever they can, and that is how difficult it gets to us to support these children,” she said.

Save the Children Fiji

Save the Children Fiji receives numerous requests for Educational materials for children particularly in November – February each year and this includes school bags, stationary, exercise books, uniforms and school shoes. These requests are usually from low income earners particularly in the Central and Northern division.

In the last month, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, we provided school bag kits to 100 children whom the Ministry of Education had identified to have dropped out of the Education System, these children now have another opportunity at school.

Save the Children Fiji does not have a pool of funds dedicated for this and therefore this fundraising initiative will contribute to educational materials for poor and disadvantaged children, this includes victims of fire.

Therefore from the money raised through various fundraising campaign proceeds will go into Save the Children Fiji’s Educational Assistance Pool Fund.

Vijay Krishna, Save the Children Fiji’s Communications & Marketing Manager said “It’s a great moment for us for being chosen as one of the official Charity Partner for the Island Chill Suva Marathon 2018 and we are grateful to the Suva Marathon Club.”

Get involved


We can’t run a great race without the help of amazing people to help out the athletes on the day. If you are unable to race but still want to be involved then this is a great way to be part of the big day.

There is a role for everyone! Volunteers on race day include roles such as a course marshal, course monitor, or as a support person at the start, finish, or along the course. Course marshals will give directions to runners and spectators, advising and responding to their needs along the way. Volunteers are also needed at hydration stations to keep marathoners from getting dehydrated on their run.

If you are interested in being a volunteer please get in touch, we will be able to find a role for you!

Become a Volunteer


In early 2014, a group of ‘fairly decent’ runners living and working out of Suva pursued the idea of creating a platform to promote marathon running for Pacific islanders, as well as use it to encourage healthy living practices. In Fiji, about 82% of deaths are caused by NCDs (2013 Statistics). This is something we’d like a hand in changing. So the idea we had became the Suva Marathon Club (SMC) and the eventual hosting of the inaugural Suva Marathon in 2014.

Our organisation’s vision is to organise a world class annual marathon in Suva to promote healthier lifestyles. Our core values focus on aiding the local community as a whole whilst striving for good health for all with passion, inclusivity, honesty, openness and integrity.

Join the Suva Marathon Club


Maintaining positive community relations should be part of any viable marketing strategy for any company or organisation. Community engagement not only displays social responsibility, but also improves brand awareness, positive brand perception and strengthens staff and customer loyalty.

Although the event lasts less than 24 hours, its impact is felt in the community year-round. You will be promoted on a regular basis across multiple channels, at least 3 months before the event and continuously in the online space at least 6-9 months post event, you make a consistent and lasting impression as our sponsor

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    Some snaps from the Suva Marathon Club

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