Running the Gold Coast Airport Marathon?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock on the gold coast lately, you’ll no doubt be really familiar with the huge upcoming events… the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. After all, it attracts more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities across a number of races including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge and Junior Dash 4km and 2km races.
With so much hype surrounding the event, instead of watching from the sidelines, have you decided to immerse yourself into the centre of the action? Love running? Are you taking part in the marathon?! If so, here is everything you need to know…
Dates and times
The 37th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon is held on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2015.
Check-in centres include the Brisbane and Gold Coast centres. You can find more details of that on their official website.
You’ll need to take the road closures and traffic into consideration when travelling to the race, whether you’re travelling by foot, public transport, car or even plane.
What to expect on the day
Starting with the course you’ll be running on; the marathon course runs next to the Gold Coast’s surf beaches and broad water and has a reputation as one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. Additionally, the weather conditions in July on the Gold Coast are traditionally great for running. There is low humidity, little or no wind in the morning and mild temperatures.
You should also familiarise yourself with a few things from the website before you head off on the day, so you’ve got a good idea regarding the most important factors of the race. These include start zones, course maps and the cut off policy, which refers to cut off points in which participants must complete their race so roads can be re-opened to the public in accordance with event permits.
Before you start your race, why not prepare in the best way possible? The way to do this is without a doubt the Garmin Legends Lunch, which is an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with Australian running royalty as they help you prepare for your Gold Coast Airport Marathon race over a carbohydrate-rich buffet lunch.
Audience, supporters and fans
If you will be having support on the day, or perhaps you’re giving it a miss this year but want to go and cheer all the athletes on, you can do so virtually with a web live feed of the race. If you’d like to attend in person, then here is pretty much everything you need to know about doing so!