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Partner Events

The Gold Coast Marathon partners with a number of events, both in Australia and overseas, in order to foster and promote distance running throughout the world. Events are listed below in alphabetical order of country.

For a full list of events conducted by fellow members of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), view the AIMS Race Calendar. To see a listing of other marathons and road races possessing labels granted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), view the IAAF Label Road Race Calendar.


Shanghai International Marathon


GCM is proud to partner with The Shanghai International Marathon.

As usual, in addition to the full 42.2-kilometer marathon, a 21k half-marathon, 10k fun run and 5k health run will be held on the same day to cater to runners of all abilities.

All of the races will start at Chen Yi Square on the Bund, with the full and half-marathons finishing at Shanghai Stadium in Xuhui District. The 10k run will end at Fuxing Park in Huangpu District, and the health run at Jing’an Sculpture Park.


Kobe Marathon

Kobe Marathon 2017

Now one of the most popular marathons in Japan, GCM is proud to partner with the Kobe Marathon.

Set in the portside city of Kobe, just outside of Osaka, and organised with the attention to detail and efficiency Japanese events are renown for, the Kobe Marathon and the Gold Coast Marathon entered in a MOU of friendship and collaboration in 2011. Both events share ASICS as a major sponsor. Part of a trip to the Kobe Marathon would not be complete without a visit the ASICS Headquarters in Kobe and a visit to the famous ASICS Sports Museum. Before and after the event, take some time out to explore Kobe City and the surrounding countryside. Kyoto is a short train ride from Kobe and an ideal environment to experience traditional Japan as a way of celebrating your Kobe Marathon experience.


Penang Bridge International Marathon


GCM is proud to partner with the Penang Bridge International Marathon.

Uniting thousands of marathon enthusiasts annually, the run is well known for its captivating sight of the sunrise as it reveals the panoramic view of the “Pearl of the Orient”.

Held every year since 1985, people from all over the world come together to participate in this thrilling occasion of running across the third longest bridge in the world – The Penang Bridge, Penangites very own pride and joy.

Standard Chartered KL Marathon

GCM is proud to partner with the Standard Chartered KL Marathon!

Held once again at the historic Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square), the event will offer the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, 3km and 1km categories.

New Zealand

Auckland Marathon

Auckland Marathon

GCM is proud to partner with the ASB Auckland Marathon. This iconic New Zealand event is fast gaining an international reputation, as it boasts stunning city and water views across Auckland.

Choose from five events: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 12km, 5km or the 3km Kids Marathon.

Sunday 29 October 2017


OSIM Sundown Marathon


GCM is proud to partner with the OSIM Sundown Marathon.

Participants can once again expect a variety of categories to choose from – the 5km Fun Run, aimed at anyone aged 6 years old and above, the 10km, the half marathon (21.1km), and the full marathon (42.195km), catering to athletes of all abilities and backgrounds.

For its 9th edition, fans can expect a brand new theme this year – Limitless, where runners will be spurred to push their limits to achieve what their mind has conceived from the start. Whether it’s having the courage to begin a maiden 5km, or sustaining and achieving a further and faster run, OSIM Sundown encourages everyone to join the quest to outdo themselves and by truly, limitless!

Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore

GCM is proud to partner with the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) which has established itself as the marquee running event on Singapore’s sporting calendar.

Every first Sunday of December, thousands of participants from all walks of life run past some of Singapore’s iconic landmarks such as the Esplanade and Sentosa.

Marathon runners also get to soak up the festive atmosphere as they run under the twinkling lights of Orchard Road.