Gold Coast 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 Gold Coast Airport Marathon is Australia’s premier road race and was the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label. It is also Singaporeans’ favourite overseas marathon and here are some reasons why:
Run/Achieve your personal best at a scenic course
The marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and the Broadwater and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. The weather conditions in July on the Gold Coast are great for running. There is low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and mild temperatures. It is ideal for Singaporean runners who are striving for a personal best time.
Spectator support equals ‘Runspiration’
The Gold Coast Airport marathon is known for its large, enthusiastic crowd support. Their loud and inspiring cheers provide “Runspiration” to many runners. Be inspired and motivated throughout the race as the supporters cheer you on through to the finish line!
Experience Australian fun after the race
Enjoy the Gold Coast’s easy-living lifestyle with plenty of sun, surf and sand. For runners who love nature, the world heritage-listed rainforests are just a short drive away, and you can also get to cuddle a koala or hand-feed kangaroos. Gold Coast also boasts many other amenities and activities for tourists, ranging from great restaurants and cafes, entertainment hot spots, winery tours, whale watching excursions, broadwater cruises, health spas, world-famous golf courses and the latest in fashion for the shoppers.
Direct flights to Gold Coast
With direct flight from Singapore to Gold Coast, runners can get to run a world-class race with great weather and lovely scenery in just under 8 hours. This makes for an easy getaway especially for runners who are working or have a family. There are also travel packages available at affordable rates, which include:
- Return airfare on Scoot
- 3/5 nights stay at the Grand Chancellor or similar
- Daily breakfast
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon entry
- One-way transfer to race starting point
- Welcome seafood buffet dinner
- and more
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