Entries for the Gold Coast Marathon 2015 opens tomorrow, Tuesday 9 December at 6am Malaysian time, GMT+8 (9am AEST). 

Are you ready to go for gold at the 37th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon to be held 4 – 5 July 2015? This marathon is known to sell out in a matter of hours.

Renowned for a beautiful fast, flat and scenic route, the Gold Coast bring you to Australia’s picturesque coastline. Run admist thousands of other like-minded, enthusiastic runners and spot some celebrity runners along the way.

Temperatures average at a cool 15 degrees Celsius, run comfortably and achieve your Personal Best. What’s not to like?

7 reasons to Run Gold Coast in 2015

1. Personal Challenge

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.

 

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

2. Fast, flat and scenic course

The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and broadwater and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world.  The weather conditions are traditionally great for running with low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius. It’s ideal if you’re striving for a personal best time.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

3. International status

Last year, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon became the first marathon in Australia to be awarded an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label, putting it in esteemed international company alongside races such as the New York City Marathon, Berlin Marathon and Tokyo Marathon.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

4. Spectator support & roving entertainment

You will be inspired and motivated by the huge crowds lined along the streets of the Gold Coast from the start line all the way to the grandstand finish.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

5. Rewards for finishing

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.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

6. Fundraise for a cause

Fundraise for the official charity Cancer Council Queensland or for a charity of your choice through the Everyday Hero fundraising website.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

7. It’s on the Gold Coast

It is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations known for its sunshine, golden surf beaches, beautiful broadwater, popular restaurants and cafes, exciting theme parks and accommodation for all budgets. The city also welcomes international services directly from Osaka, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland and Christchurch.

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

Photo from Gold Coast Marathon

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