Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2013
The 35th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be staged on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th of July 2013 in one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world in Queensland, Australia.
Regarded as one of Australia's premier sporting events, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is set to attract more than 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from Queensland, interstate and overseas.
The event program will feature the full 42.195km Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races which are renowned worldwide for being flat, fast and scenic, running alongside the beautiful Broadwater and sparkling surf beaches.
All competitors will enjoy the great running conditions on the Gold Coast as the climate is traditionally good for running, with low humidity, minimal wind and mild temperatures.
Runners can be sure their spirits will be kept high with huge crowds of supporters providing ‘Runspiration' and all finishers will be rewarded with a commemorative medal and certificate, plus a shirt or cap.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon offers a 10% discount for teams of at least 20 runners. There is also the opportunity for participants to fundraise for the event's official charity, Cancer Council Queensland, or another charity of their choice.
Visitors and locals can enjoy the free ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and will even have the chance to meet and hear advice from marathon legends.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon provides entrants with the perfect opportunity to explore one of the world's leading holiday destinations as direct flights to Gold Coast Airport from regional Queensland, interstate and around the world are available.
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon, organised by Gold Coast Events, is a multiple Queensland Tourism Awards Best Major Event/Festival recipient and 2011 Hall of Fame inductee.
Entries open Monday 18 March 2013.
For more information or to enter visit www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au
Below are some photographs from the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Click the small images to view larger ones in a popup slideshow.