World Athletics Label Road Race
At the beginning of 2014, the Gold Coast Marathon became the first marathon in Australia to be awarded an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), now World Athletics (WA), Road Race Gold Label, putting it in esteemed international company.
Each year, World Athletics awards road race labels to marathons whose organisers have met strict criteria for excellence in planning and delivery. The Gold Coast Marathon met WA’s six main requirements including:
- Race organisation
- Course measurement
- Timing and results
- Media services
- Medical provisions
- Quality of the international field of elite runners
The history-making accolade is a testament to the meticulous organisation of the Gold Coast Marathon, whose organisers pride themselves on their continual improvement and thorough planning to deliver a world-class event to 26,000 runners over two days across eight races.