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Race news Gold Coast Marathon

12 June 2023, 10am

Waiting list opened for marathon hopefuls

Gold Coast Marathon 42km sells out

Gold Coast Marathon
Sat 1 July 2023

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The Gold Coast Marathon is back in leaps and bounds with the 42.195km signature event sold out for only the second time in the event’s history.

On track to welcome up to 24,000 participants over the July 1–2 race weekend the marathon is now at capacity. Any entrants still hoping for a place in the race must be prepared to be put on a waitlist.

Queensland Tourism and Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the entry data confirmed the Gold Coast Marathon as Australia’s premier running event.

“The Gold Coast Marathon’s sprint to a capacity field of competitors is primed to deliver a bonanza for the region’s visitor economy,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“Entry numbers for this year put the Gold Coast Marathon on a fast track to surpassing the iconic event’s pre-pandemic popularity.

“Runners from every Australian state and territory, plus more than 42 countries will race to the Gold Coast over coming weeks in a boost for Queensland’s international tourism recovery.

“This major event on our green and gold runway to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games is tipped to generate almost AUD 27 million (17m EUR) for Gold Coast accommodation, hospitality and tourism providers.”

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