The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia’s premier road race and was the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.
The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Zespri Junior Dash 4km and 2km races.
The 39th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017.
Some famous features of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon include:
Fast, flat and scenic course
The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and broadwater and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. It’s ideal if you’re striving for a personal best time.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Road Races), Athletics Australia and is an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label event.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon hosts a number of championships including the IAAF Oceania Area Marathon and Half Marathon Championships, Australian Defence Marathon Championships, Queensland Marathon and 10km Road Running Championships, Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships + more!
Awesome running conditions
The weather conditions in July on the Gold Coast are traditionally great for running. There is low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and mild temperatures.
Spectator support equals ‘Runspiration’
You will be inspired and motivated by the huge crowds cheering for you. It’s called Runspiration and it’ll get you to the finish line.
Fly direct to the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport welcomes international services from Osaka, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland and Christchurch.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon provides people of all ages and abilities with a personal challenge. It could be to run a distance, run a personal best time, fundraise for a cause or just run.
Health and fitness
Training for a marathon or any of the races on the program will increase your physical activity levels and you will learn more about nutrition as you strive to be in good physical condition on race day.
Fundraise for a cause
Fundraise for the official charity Cancer Council Queensland or for a charity of your choice through the Everyday Hero fundraising website.
Rewards for finishing
Finishers are rewarded for their personal achievement with a commemorative medal, shirt and certificate. They’re collectors’ items for those who come back from year-to-year or travel to running events around the world.
Meet running legends
Ambassadors of the event include Australian running legends Rob de Castella, Steve Moneghetti, Lee Troop, Pat Carroll and Benita Willis and there are many opportunities to meet them over the weekend.
It is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations known for its sunshine, golden surf beaches, beautiful broadwater, popular restaurants and cafes, exciting theme parks and accommodation for all budgets.