Tuesday 10 November
Steve Monaghetti Launches 2012 Solar Eclipse Marathon
Arriving directly from the airport a streamlined Steve Monaghetti dealt swiftly but professionally with awaiting media before speaking to an invited audience of Local Stakeholders, State & Local Politicians, Representatives of the Port Douglas Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bodies.
Also speaking at the mock up Gala 2012 Athlete Celebration Dinner hosted by Port Douglas Event Management was event organiser Michael Walton from Travelling Fit Australia and International Adventure Marathon Travel Agent Albatros Travel from Denmark.
Both Division 10 Councillor Julia Leu and Major Val Shier were absolutely delighted to have such a prestigious event held within their respective regions. â€œThis event will bring about a great injection into the local communityâ€ Ms Shier said â€œwith annual events already being planned for 2013 and beyondâ€.
Local Port Douglas & Daintree Tourism Executive Office Doug Ryan also in attendance was extremely delighted with the Marathon to be run here in Port Douglas. â€œPort Douglas is a an amazing placeâ€, said Mr Ryan, â€œthis event is perfectly suited to our lifestyle and landscapeâ€.
â€œThe evening was a tremendous success on all accountsâ€ reported Roy Weavers, Media Officer for Port Douglas Event Management, â€œSteve Monaghetti is a wonderful Ambassador for the entire region with his biased love for the region already in place from a previous visitâ€.
Mr Monaghetti left the evening for his accommodation for a planned morning run along Four Mile Beach with a possie of local runners the next morning. Mr Monaghetti said â€œthe idea of running an event involving such diverse landscapes from beach to rainforest would make a world famous Marathon route much in demand by the growing Adventure Marathon Marketâ€.
Packages for the event will commence in May 2010 and will be sold throughout the world via the amazingly large runner databases Travelling Fit and Albatros Travel already have in existence. A first in best dressed for the 2,000 competitors is sure to attract a flurry of attention over the package launch period next year.