Tourism and Events Queensland Chief Executive Officer Leanne Coddington said the Gold Coast Marathon reinforced Queensland’s standing as a major events destination and offered athletes a world-class experience.
“The Gold Coast Marathon is an internationally-recognised event in one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, which this year delivered $25 million to the Queensland economy,” she said.
“Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the 42km marathon sold out for the first time in history on the back of the hugely successful Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, attracting more than 60,000 participants and spectators from around the world and we look forward to another successful year in 2019.”
The 41st annual Gold Coast Marathon will feature eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4km Junior Dash and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
The Gold Coast Marathon is organised by Events Management Queensland, a major event management company wholly owned by the Queensland Government as part of Tourism and Events Queensland.