The Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held annually in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is Australia’s premier road race and was the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.
The event is held on the first weekend of July and attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities. It holds a number of races including; the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Zespri Junior Dash 4km and 2km races.
The 39th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July 2017. Famous features of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon include:
The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and broadwater. It has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. It’s ideal if you’re striving for a personal best time or a Boston Marathon qualification.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon hosts a number of championships including the IAAF Oceania Area Marathon and 10km Road Race Championships, Australian Defence Marathon Championships, Queensland Marathon and 10km Road Running Championships, Australian Masters Athletics Marathon Championships + more!
The weather conditions in July on the Gold Coast are traditionally great for running. There is low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and mild temperatures.
You will be inspired and motivated by the huge crowds cheering for you from Burleigh Heads to Runaway Bay. Their support will get you to the finish line.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon 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.
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.
Fundraise for the official charity Cancer Council Queensland or for a charity of your choice through the Everyday Hero fundraising website.
Finishers are rewarded for their personal achievement with a commemorative medal, shirt and certificate. They’re collectors’ items for those who come back from year-to-year or travel to running events around the world.