Action hits the Gold Coast this weekend for the annual marathon, half marathon and affiliated events.
We know that not all backpackers like to get hot and sweaty, but you still might like to hang around to watch this fantastic event. Or you might feel inspired to run or walk yourself – the shortest events are the 5.7km and 10km.
* Sports and leisure expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre – a great place to pick up the latest products and get deals on apparel and equipment!
Thursday 28 June: 4pm to 8pm
Friday 29 June: 10am to 9pm
Saturday 30 June: 9am to 5pm
* Air Asia Legends Lunch
Join Olympic runners, elite coaches and celebrities at this pasta and salad chow down at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
When: Saturday 30 June. From 12 pm, lunch served at 12:30pm.
* 10km challenge, 5.7km run, 2km junior dash and 4km junior dash all held Saturday 30 June
* Half marathon, wheelchair marathon and Airport marathon held Sunday 1 July – join in or cheer on the participants!
See www.goldcoastmarathon.com.au for times and more details.
We have plenty of accommodation options if you’re coming to the Gold Coast. Here’s a selection:
|Surf n Sun Beachside Backpackers|
Dorms/twins/doubles – All rooms have TV / ensuite and fans – Weekly rates available – 24 hour access – Free pick up – Tour booking desk – Free boogie boards – Internet
|Trekkers Backpackers Resort|
SAVE $$$S ***FREE BREAKFAST***BYO DRINKS (NO BAR) ***$10 OFF CLUB CRAWL TICKETS WHEN YOU BOOK WIITH VIP Dorms ((Mixed & female only) / twins / doubles / singles. . Free Tea & Coffee all day & free shuttle bus – Ensuite rooms available – 3 Day & Weekly rates available – Free pick up from transit centre – Free shuttle to and from Surfer`s Paradise – Great Personal attention from friendly staff who care.
We can help you with all tours and book all the theme parks for you. You’ll find our original Queenslander charming and a warm welcome awaits all – so come and join the Trekkers family and book now.
|Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort|
Dorms/twins/doubles – Family rooms – Ensuite rooms available – 24 hour check in – Free pick up – Ceiling fans – Tour booking desk – TV/video room – Internet access – FREE WIFI – Safe deposit – Free parking – FREE Sauna – FREE Tea and Coffee etc… etc…!!
Tours and fun
And for those with time on their hands and a penchant for adventure here are some of the awesome packages to keep you busy! A full list is available here.
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