Gold Coast Airport Marathon
Run for a cause along the picturesque Gold Coast during the 2014 Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Dates are yet to be confirmed but it is usually held in July, the perfect time of year to enjoy ideal running conditions along the Gold Coast. Want to attend this year’s marathon as a participant or spectator? Begin your holiday planning by learning more about the many great holiday rentals available in this Queensland region.
This two-day Gold Coast Airport Marathon features a flat, scenic course that has been dubbed as ideal for achieving personal best running times. The course winds next to the surf beaches and broadwater of the Gold Coast, earning its reputation as one of the world’s most scenic marathon venues. Whether you hope to achieve a personal best running time or you want to run for a good cause, this event is a must-try for marathon enthusiasts.
The marathon’s participants can raise funds for the event’s official charity, Cancer Council Queensland, or for a charity of your choosing through the Everyday Hero website. Those who successfully finish the course are rewarded with a commemorative medal, a T-shirt, a certificate and, of course, the satisfaction of raising money for a great cause.
Exploring the Sites
From exciting water sports to gourmet dining, the Gold Coast offers a range of adventures and attractions to fill your holiday before and after this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Give your body the fuel it needs to power through the marathon by dining at one of the area’s best restaurants such as the Black Angus Bar and Grill or the Bavarian Café. Recuperate after the race at a local spa such as the Harbour Day Spa.
Is the family coming along on holiday to watch you win the big race? Keep everyone entertained after the marathon with a visit to the Aussie Waterballs amusement park or the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Many cultural and historical attractions are also available including the Gold Coast City Art Gallery and the Hinze Dam.
Enjoying the Water
A main attraction of the Gold Coast region is the wealth of water sports and lovely beaches. Whether you want to learn how to surf, go kayaking or relax waterside, do it all in this region. Hire a few bicycles from Action Outdoor Hire and enjoy a leisurely ride along the coast. Take a ride with Aquaduck Safaris and enjoy an exciting day exploring the region’s waterways and landmarks.
Visit one of the many great Gold Coast beaches. Surfers Paradise offers loads of adventure in its warm, clear waves while Main Beach boasts a more stylish and wealthy atmosphere. Find the beach that’s right for you, bring a book and a blanket, and settle in for a day of relaxation.
If you plan to participate in the marathon, you’ll likely want a quiet location to prepare before the event. Having a peaceful spot to unwind after the race is equally important. To fill these needs and more, consider a holiday rental as your accommodation for this year’s race. Holiday rentals are known for offering increased privacy and many are lower in cost than the average hotel.
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