Thousands of people from around the world are set to put their runners on and take part in the 40th Gold Coast Marathon this weekend.
This year the event on June 30 and July 1 2018 will feature eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, Garmin 4km Junior Dash and Garmin 2km Junior Dash.
For the first time in history, entries for the 42.195km Gold Coast Marathon have sold out with more than 6500 runners set to compete in the main event on Sunday morning.
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Entries for all the other races are still open, with those wanting to take part encouraged to register before 5pm on Friday 29 June.
Events Management Queensland CEO Cameron Hart told myGC the Gold Coast Marathon is one of Australia’s most iconic races.
“The Gold Coast Marathon will showcase the region to international visitors and provide an opportunity to participate in a world-class event in one of the most sought-after tourism destinations on the planet,” he said.
Mr Hart said the success of event relies heavily on local support, and encouraged to Gold Coasters to get behind it.
“We encourage all Gold Coast businesses to join in on the event’s excitement by decorating your business, promoting a marathon special to entice participants, screening the live webcast or participating in one of our eight races.”
To make way for the event, a number of police-controlled road closures will be in place from Paradise Point to Burleigh Heads.
For more information visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au.