Author: Benita Willis | February 7, 2018

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On the 30th of June and the 1st of July this year, the 40th edition of the Gold Coast Marathon will be held alongside the beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast. With early bird entries closing on the 29th of April, here are 5 reasons why you should sign up for the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon today.

  1. Not just a marathon

No matter your age or fitness ability, there is a perfect event for you to run at the Gold Coast Marathon. Choose between running the 5.7km fun run, the 10km, the half marathon or challenge yourself to the full marathon event. With 2km and 4km races for the kids as well, this truly is an event for the whole family to enjoy!

  1. Explore the beautiful Gold Coast scenery

The Gold Coast features some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is one of the most popular tourist destinations. All the races at the Gold Coast Marathon are run right alongside the waterfront, providing you with plenty to look at and ocean air to breathe in during the race. Also, the numerous themeparks, cafes and shops on the Gold Coast mean you can enjoy a nice family holiday after completing your race.

  1. Plenty of time left to train

With over two months left until race day, there is plenty of time left to train and get into the fittest form of your life. Entering early for a race is a great way to motivate yourself in training as you will have a clear goal race to train for.

  1. Great event for a PB

Chasing a personal best? The Gold Coast Marathon is the perfect event to set a new PB, with 60% of runners achieving a new PB each year. The course is flat and fast and with hundreds of other runners surrounding you it is so easy to get pulled along at a speedy pace. The weather conditions are also famous for being perfect, as the Gold Coast winter features ideal temperatures, low humidity and little wind.

  1. Amazing atmosphere

Anyone who has run at this event before knows that it is one of the best road races in Australia for a reason. The music, commentary and mass of eager runners will fill you with adrenalin as you stand on the start line, and the hundreds of spectators lining the entire course cheering you on will keep you going when the race gets tough.


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