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2020 Gold Coast Marathon Experience

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

July 2 - July 8, 2019


2 – 8 July 2020
(7 days)


Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia







Combine your joy of running and adventure on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast. The perfect final preparation for Australia’s pinnacle running event, the Gold Coast Marathon. 


  • Return airport transfers from Brisbane Airport, including a trip to Mt Coot-tha Lookout and a visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to see koalas and kangaroos;
  • Six nights twin share accommodation in a two bedroom ocean view apartment at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise, including buffet breakfast daily;
  • Welcome dinner at Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise Secret Garden;
  • Professional running coaching with ASICS global fitness ambassador Adsy Gordon;
  • Strength and conditioning session with coach Adsy on the beach;
  • Joint mobility class to improve your joint health and range of motion;
  • Seminar with a Sports Dietitian on training, race and recovery nutrition;
  • Pre-Race ‘carbo loading’ pasta dinner and discussion on race plan and nutrition;
  • Post-Race celebration dinner at Hurricane’s Grill & Bar Surfers Paradise;
  • Gentle recovery run with coach Adsy through Coombabah Lake Conservation Park;
  • Two specialised stretch and yoga sessions to relax and recover;
  • 45 minute remedial sports massage;
  • Guided tour of the best breweries on the Gold Coast; and,
  • Farewell dinner and drink at the House of Brews in Surfers Paradise.


  • Flights, airport taxes and excess baggage charges;
  • Visa and passport fees;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Vaccinations and medical costs, before, during and after the Experience;
  • Meals, food, drink and snacks over and above what is listed above; and,
  • Additional activities and personal expenses.


  • Entry into the Marathon – $190
  • Entry into the Half Marathon – $155

COACH: Adam ‘Adsy’ Gordon

A former professional triathlete with many years in the fitness industry, Adam ‘Adsy’ Gordon understands what our anatomy is capable of when the body and mind come together. Now an elite endurance and fitness coach and ASICS ambassador, Adsy calls Australia’s Gold Coast home. Adsy provides mentoring and coaching to athletes and squads across the world. As a health and fitness professional, and a husband and father, Adsy is on a mission to share his knowledge and passion and make real changes in people’s health and fitness, so they can reach and achieve their personal goals.


Celebrate the 41st edition of the Gold Coast Marathon and run for the good times on Sunday 5 July 2020.

The world class international marathon will attract 30,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including the Gold Coast Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Fun Run, 4km Junior Dash and 2km Junior Dash.

The Gold Coast Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, is the pinnacle road running event in Australia and during its 40-year history has distinguished itself as one of the most prestigious marathons in the world. Its famous flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and stunning waterways plus ideal winter running conditions featuring low humidity, little wind and mild temperatures result in 60% of participants achieving personal best times each year.

You will be inspired and motivated by the huge crowds of locals and visitors cheering for you from Burleigh Heads to Paradise Point; their support will get you to the finish line.

Finishers are rewarded for their personal achievement with a commemorative medal, shirt and certificate. 


Day 1 – Thursday 2 July 2020
  • Arrive Brisbane
  • View Brisbane from Mt Coot-tha Lookout
  • Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Coach transfer to the Gold Coast
  • Check-in to Peppers Soul Surfers Paradise
  • Welcome Dinner in Peppers Secret Garden
Day 2 – Friday 3 July 2020
  • Spit Lighthouse Run with elite coach Adsy
  • Buffet breakfast at Peppers
  • Event registration and ASICS Expo
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Relax
  • Strength and conditioning session on the beach with Adsy
  • Dinner* (own expense)
Day 3 – Saturday 4 July 2020
  • Surfers Paradise Run
  • Buffet breakfast at Peppers
  • Yoga / Stretch
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Sports Nutrition Seminar
  • Mobility Class
  • Pre-Race ‘Carbo’ Dinner and Race Strategy
Day 4 – Sunday 5 July 2020
  • Gold Coast Marathon
  • Lunch (own expense)
  • Relax and Recover
  • Celebration Dinner at Hurricane’s Grill & Bar
Day 5 – Monday 6 July 2020
  • Recovery run through the Coombabah Lake

  • Buffet breakfast at Peppers

  • Yoga / Stretch

  • Lunch (own expense)

  • Massage

  • Relax

  • Dinner (own expense)

Day 6 – Tuesday 7 July 2020
  • Buffet breakfast at Peppers
  • Relax
  • Lunch (own expense) 
  • Brewery Tour of the best breweries on the Gold Coast
  • Farewell Dinner at House of Brews
Day 7 – Wednesday 8 July 2020
  • Buffet breakfast at Peppers
  • Check-out and transfer to Brisbane Airport
  • Depart Brisbane


2020 Gold Coast Marathon Experience