Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon
Australia’s leading marathon.
The world-class international marathon attracts 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run and the Garmin 4km and 2km Junior Dash.
The Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, an World Athletics Gold Label Road Race, is the pinnacle of road running events in Australia and during its history has distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world.
Its famous flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and broadwater plus ideal winter running conditions featuring low humidity, little wind and mild temperatures result in 60% of participants achieving personal best times each year.
Participants are championed to the magnificent grandstand finish chute located adjacent to the broadwater in Southport by the unforgettable boisterous cheers from thousands of enthusiastic Gold Coast locals lining the streets from Paradise Point in the north to the southern turn in Burleigh Heads.
It annually attracts some of the world’s most recognised marathoners from Australia and abroad vying for a piece of the $110,000 prize pool and is home to the fastest men’s marathon run on Australian soil and the quickest by a female since the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
Friends, family and supporters across the globe experience the colour and competition of Australia’s leading marathon with the event being broadcast into 850 million households in 129 countries via its live webcast and official television program.
Visitors and locals can also enjoy the free ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo, Australia’s largest running expo featuring more than 50 health and fitness exhibitors, and will have the chance to meet Australian marathon legends Rob de Castella, Steve Moneghetti, Pat Carroll, Lee Troop and Benita Willis and event ambassadors Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid and Dani Byrnes.