Good times ahead for four Gold Coast Marathon sponsors
Four significant sponsor announcements were made today, in the wake of entries opening for the 41st Gold Coast Marathon.
To be held on Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 July, the 2019 race weekend has been boosted by the re-signing of three long-term sponsors to extended agreements while a Surfers Paradise landmark has become the official hotel.
Leading sportswear and sports equipment manufacturer ASICS, a global partner of the Gold Coast marathon for over 20 years, has renewed for another three to become the marathon’s longest serving sponsor.
ASICS will retain naming rights sponsorship of the ASICS Half Marathon and the ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo as well as being the supplier of official event footwear and apparel.
Meanwhile, Garmin has been revealed as the official timepiece of the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon along with confirmation that the celebrated worldwide provider of wearable activity trackers will once again have naming rights sponsorship of the 4km and 2km children’s races.
Known as the Garmin Junior Dash, the race is Australia’s largest for children aged 5 to 14.
Endura has extended its tenure as the official sports nutrition provider of the event with a three-year agreement.
The Brisbane-based next-generation sports nutrition manufacturer will supply thousands of litres of electrolytes for the refreshment stations in the full Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km events.
And the Gold Coast Marathon has a towering new sponsor with QT Gold Coast also inking a three-year sponsorship agreement to become the official hotel of the internationally-acclaimed road race.
The partnership with the world-class Surfers Paradise property is a major coup with its central location ideal for the elite athletes and other visiting participants and supporters.
Events Management Queensland CEO Cameron Hart warmly welcomed the sponsorship announcements.
“It a hugely exciting day for us with the signing of these long-term agreements straight after a positive first couple of days of entries,” Mr Hart said.
“These early commitments by world-leading supporters augur well for another record-breaking year for our truly iconic event,” he said.