Grab your shorts, sunscreen and running shoes and head for the Gold Coast this July from Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd – for one of the best marathons in Australia. In its 36th year, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is one of the area’s most popular sporting events, drawing more than 30,000 entrants from across Australia and overseas.

Accommodation gets booked up really fast for this event –so make sure you lock in your Gold Coast Airport Marathon Accommodationearly so you won’t be disappointed.


The tracks for this event are some of the best in the world – they follow along the Gold Coast’s stunning and beautiful surf side beaches starting from Anzac park in Southport, then along Main Beach, following the coastline down to the Old Burleigh Road.

The beach views along this part of the coast are simply fabulous and the weather in July is always perfect –so with some of the flattest running tracks in the world, you will have a great time here at the Gold Coast.

Don’t forget that this challenging marathon is actually composed of eight different events, so you can pick which event suits you best:

  • A full marathon
  • A wheelchair marathon
  • Half marathon
  • Wheelchair 15km race
  • A 10km and a 7.5km run
  • A 4km and a 2km junior run

So you can challenge yourself with the full marathon or slow the pace down and beat your personal best in the 10km or the 7.5 km runs. This is truly a world renowned event, being given an international Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label – in January this year.


While you are here for the marathon, why not indulge yourself with an evening at the Solaria International Spectacular show. Presented from Thursday 19th June until Sunday 27th July at Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast, this is a sizzling, spicy and exotic mix of Latin and Cuban dance, song and acrobatics.

Sure to heat up your evening, this fabulous show has a cast of over 30 performers – talented vocalists and dancers – with high energy dancing and impressive feats of hand balancing, juggling and aerial acrobatics. So dust off your dancing shoes because you don’t want to miss this fantastic show while you are here on the Gold Coast.

So make sure to book your Gold Coast accommodation in time for both events and you will be all set for a fabulous winter holiday.