World Athletics Label Road Race
At the beginning of 2014, the Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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 Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, whose organisers pride themselves on their continual improvement and thorough planning to deliver a world-class event to 28,000 runners over two days across eight races.
The World Athletics Road Race Label program looks a bit different in 2021 due to COVID-19 but the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon has retained a Label and looks forward to delivering another stellar event.