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Apr 10th 2012 12:34pm
This July will see the 33rd annual Gold Coast Marathon and if you want to embark with thousands of other runners on the ultimate personal challenge, cheer on a loved one of just sit back and soak up the excitement, our Mermaid Beach family accommodation is just a stone’s throw from all the action.
The first marathon took place over 30 years ago with just 124 runners. From these humble beginnings the event has exploded in size and stature and now around 23,000 fun runners and professional athletes make their way to the scenic Gold Coast to take part each year. The marathon course begins and finishes at the beautiful Broadwater Parklands, winding its way around the coast past some of the region’s most renowned beauty spots. But the course the runners follow isn’t just scenic; it’s also recognized as one of the flattest and best marathon courses in the world, making it perfect for amateur runners as well as seasoned athletes aiming for a personal best.
If the full 42km sounds a bit daunting don’t worry, there are a variety of running events to get involved in, including the 21 km half marathon, the 10km run, the Junior Dashes and the popular 5km challenge. Anybody can take part and plenty of people opt to walk rather than run – more time to take in the sights!
Whether you want to fundraise, achieve a rewarding long-term personal fitness goal, or just run for fun, the Gold Coast Marathon 2012 promises to be the best yet – get involved!
To find out more, please click here: http://www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au/
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