About the Gold Coast Marathon
Celebrate the 44th edition of the Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery and run for the good times on Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 July 2024 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
The world class international marathon will attract participants of all ages and abilities from around the world across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, CPL Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run, CPL Wheelchair 10km, Gold Coast Airport 5km, 4km Junior Dash and 2km Junior Dash.
The Gold Coast Marathon, a World Athletics Label Road Race, is the pinnacle of road running events in Australia and during its history has distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
Its famous flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and stunning broadwater plus ideal winter running conditions featuring low humidity, little wind and mild temperatures result in over 60% of participants achieving personal best times each year.
12 reasons to Run Gold Coast
1. Take on a personal challenge
The Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery 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 for the good times.
2. It’s on the Gold Coast
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.
3. Awesome running conditions
Held in the middle of winter, the weather conditions are traditionally great for running with low humidity, little wind and mild temperatures. Over 60% of participants achieve a personal best time each year and it’s perfect if you’re aiming for a Boston Marathon qualification.
4. Flat, fast and scenic course
The marathon course has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. Run alongside beautiful beaches and broadwater from Paradise Point in the north to Burleigh Heads in the south.
5. International status
The Gold Coast Marathon holds a World Athletics Road Race Label and is renowned for its excellence in planning and delivery and is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
6. Spectator support
You will be inspired and motivated by the locals and visitors cheering for you from Burleigh Heads to Paradise Point. Their support will get you to the finish line.
7. Rewards for finishing
Finishers are rewarded for their personal achievement with a commemorative medal, shirt and certificate. They are collectors’ items for those who come back from year-to-year or travel to running events around the world.
8. Championship host
The Gold Coast Marathon powered by Chery is the pinnacle of road running events in Australia and will host a number of championships in 2024.
9. Fly direct to the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Airport welcomes international services including Tokyo, Fiji, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Wuhan (China), Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, Christchurch and Hong Kong. Flights are also available from a large number of domestic destinations.
10. Meet running legends
There will be many opportunities to meet and run alongside our event ambassadors over race weekend. 2024 Ambassadors to be confirmed in early-2024.
11. 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.
12. Fundraise for a cause
Enjoy the opportunity to get outdoors, challenge yourself and raise funds for your chosen charity. In 2023 more than $782,000 was raised!