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On 2 September 1979, the Gold Coast suburb of Evandale hosted the inaugural Gold Coast Marathon. The event was initiated by the Rotary Club of Surfers Paradise Central as part of a health awareness campaign for the Gold Coast. During its 39-year history the Gold Coast Marathon has become the pinnacle of road running events in Australia and has distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.

View the complete history of the Gold Coast Marathon from 1979 to today:

1979 – 1988

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1989 – 1998

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1999 – 2008

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2009 – now

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