2011 Gold Coast Marathon

Posted in Local Events @ May 27th 2011 1:58pm - By Administrator

As the winter kicks in the Gold Coast, the vibrant city welcomes in the huge inflow of runners from all across the region looking forward in participating for this year’s biggest sporting event -- the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

The Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held on 2-3 July 2011 and the starting line will take place at Southport Broadwater Parklands and will set out to a southern turnaround at Burleigh Heads. Holiday makers at Broadwater Shores Waterfront Apartments will certainly enjoy watching and cheering on their favourite runners from different events. The Marathon has five race program which includes a marathon, half marathon, 10km run, 5km run/walk, 4km junior dash and a 2km junior dash.  

As one of the biggest and most popular sporting event in the country, Gold Coast Airport Marathon attracts almost 25,000 participants from all over Australia as well as in other countries. The Gold Coast Marathon was a part of a health awareness campaign in the Gold Coast. The 1st Gold Coast Marathon was held on 2 Spetember 1979 and consisted of 691 participants running on six-lap loop course. Since then, the Marathon continued to grow and has eventually became one of the most important sporting events in the country.

Taking part in the Gold Coast Marathon offers several features that most runners can gain and enjoy. Aside from excellent health benefits, runners can also set a personal challenge as they try to finish on their best time. Participants at our Gold Coast Broadwater accommodation will not only surround themselves with competitive yet friendly runners but also enjoy the magnificent scenery. The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast's surf beaches and broadwater. Moreover, the Marathon also provides prizes and rewards for outstanding runners. Aside from personal gain, participants from our Runaway Bay accommodation extend their help on several charity institutions as the Gold Coast Marathon also supports Cancer Council Queensland and a number of charities featured on Everyday Hero fundraising website.

For bookings at Broadwater Shores Apartments, please click here.

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