Do you ever get the urge to run away from everything? It’s a great way to stay in shape, and it makes you feel better when you sweat it all out. If you are in the Gold Coast area later in June, take part in the Gold Coast Marathon happening from the 30th of June to the 1st of July.

The Gold Coast Marathon is Australia’s premier road race and is the first marathon in the country to hold the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.

Since the event will be held in the middle of winter, with low humidity and mild temperatures, it makes for the ideal running weather with little to no chance of runners passing out from the heat.

What’s more, the marathon will pass through some of the Gold Coast’s most picturesque beaches and scenery; it is an excellent way to encourage runners to keep going. Not to mention the crowds that will come to cheer you on as you pass through the finish line.

Another reason to join the Gold Coast Marathon is that it is very inclusive. The marathon isn’t just for the hardcore runners. In fact, it allows you to choose the distance you want to run. Choices include the full marathon, the wheelchair marathon, half marathon, the 15-kilometre wheelchair race, the 10km run, 5.7km challenge, and the 2 and 4 km junior dashes.

Everyone is welcome to join, whether as a team, a pair, or a solo runner. There is something for everybody in the Gold Coast Marathon.


Other than the distance and checking out the scenery, there is also a chance for runners to meet running legends and race ambassadors Rob de Castella, Pat Carroll, and Steve Moneghetti to name a few. They will be hosting a Q&A Session where runners and other event goers will have a chance to ask their training questions and more.

If this will be your first marathon, you’ll be happy to know that the Gold Coast Marathon website has extensive resources that can help you get into the best shape of your life in time for the marathon. You can also register online as early as now to ensure your spot on the race by the end of June.

While you’re making your plans, make sure to book a vehicle with Alpha Car Hire Gold Coast Airport branch as soon as you can so you can drive up to the venue and save your energy for the long run ahead.