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Gold Coast Marathon – Viva Surfers Paradise – Metricon Stadium – The Kokoda Challenge, Gold Coast

There is no better place to spend your next holiday than in the heart of Burleigh. You’ve got one of the most beautiful coast beaches on your door step, dozens of delicious restaurants and cafes to explore, boutique stores to shop. Plus you’re close to everything else the Gold Coast has to offer, with the airport, theme parks, Surfers Paradise and the hinterland just a short drive away.The Gold Coast Marathon

Perhaps you are competing in the Gold Coast Marathon, and want to make the most of the competition and have someone to recover when you’re done? The marathon is held on the 1st-2nd of July – with races for every level of fitness. There is the junior dash, a 5.7km challenge, 10km run, the 21km half marathon and finally the 42km marathon.

Image: https://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/

Depending on which race you decide to participate in you’ll potentially be running through Runaway Bay, Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach and even through Burleigh Heads!

The race attracts over 43,000 visitors from outside the Gold Coast, is shown in 129 countries, and will have 27,000 plus participants. It is Australia’s premier road race, and is known for being one of the flattest and fastest courses in the world. If you haven’t registered yet, or want to find out more simply visit their website: http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/

If a marathon isn’t for you – then Viva Surfers Paradise will have your entertainment needs met. This event is held from the 7th-16th of July and is a free event! It’s a tribute to the greatest music legends in the heart of Surfers. There will be live shows, rock ’n’ roll dancing, a car show Viva Surfers Paradisefor the vintage car-lovers and the always popular Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
Image: SurfersParadise.com Viva Surfers Paradise

The Elvis tribute contest is not to be missed. The competition gives Elvis tribute artists the change to battle it out, and judging is based on vocals, style and stage presence. With $5,000 and a place in the Ultimate Elvis Contest in Memphis up for grabs – it’s serious business, and great fun to watch.

For the North Melbourne fans, you won’t want to miss Gold Coast Suns V North Melbourne held on the 1st of July. The game is held at Metricon stadium and tickets are on sale now from http://www.afl.com.au/match-centre/2017/15/gcfc-v-nmfc
Those in possession of a valid event ticket will also receive free public transport to and from the
event through TransLink – so getting to the venue is easy no matter where you are. Just make sure you have your ticket on hand.Metricon stadium

Whether the Kokoda Challenge has always been on your bucket list, or you are the kind of person up for a challenge – registrations are now open for the Kokoda Challenge held of the 15-16th of July on the Gold Coast. Often referred to as the toughest team endurance even in Australia, with 96kms of winding tracks, 5,000m of vertical elevations and 13 check points, prove to yourself that you can go crash through your limits and do something extraordinary. This is truly a team event, so you want to make sure you’ve got a good group of people on this journey with you.

There is also a 48km challenge for those who aren’t quite ready for the full 96km challenge but still want to test themselves and push their limits. For more information or to register you can visit the website here: https://www.kokodachallengeevents.com

In addition the the amazing events already mentioned, the Gold Coast always has so much to offer, did you get to check out Bleach Festival, the sand sculpting festiv
al or the Gold Coast Relay for life that were on recently? They were loved by locals and visitors alike.

Kokoda ChallengeNo matter your interests there is always something for everyone and there is no better place to enjoy it than from Burleigh. To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Gold Coast Marathon – Go Golfing Sanctuary Cove 4Ball Challenge – Viva Surfers Paradise

If you’d like to escape the winter chill this July, why not check out the gorgeous Gold Coast?

Boasting perfect swimming weather year-round, awesome family attractions, bustling nightlife and the nation’s best theme parks, it’s no wonder the region is often lauded as Australia’s top tourism destination.

Our luxury accomodation at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments in Burleigh Heads puts you in close proximity to the best the Gold Coast has to offer, right in the middle of one of the region’s most popular little beachside suburbs.

If you’re staying at Gemini Court over July 2 and 3, you won’t want to miss the 38th annual Gold Coast Marathon. It’s often described as Australia’s premier road race, attracting about 27,000 participants in recent years. It was the first marathon in the country to hold an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.

Gold Coast Marathon

The marathon welcomes runners of all ages and abilities to compete in a number of events, 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. The marathon’s many courses are a favourite for competitive runners and casual participants due to the courses’ fast, flat nature, excellent running conditions (low humidity, mild temperatures and manageable winds).

There’s also rewards for finishing the marathon, but simply conquering the difficult physical challenge will undoubtedly prove rewarding in and of itself. You’ll also be cheered over the line by thousands of spectators, delivering a taste of what organisers describe as “runspiration”.

The Gold Coast Marathon’s ambassadors include Australian running legends Rob de Castella, Steve Moneghetti, Lee Troop, Pat Carroll and Benita Willis, and there will be many opportunities to meet and greet them over the weekend.

For more information about the Gold Coast Marathon, or to register to run, visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au.

Coinciding with the marathon, the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Challenge will be held from July 9 to 14 at The Pines – Australia’s only Arnold Palmer Signature golf course. It’s located just a short drive from Gemini Court in Burleigh Heads.

Selling out last year, the challenge combines ambrose, best ball and aggregate stableford competition. Morning shotgun starts will be followed by lunch and daily presentations.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country Club will host the event, nestled in 101 hectares of pine forest. The course was recently redesigned and its tricky greens are a true test of golfing skill.

Sanctuary Cove Golf and Country ClubThe tournament also includes a starlit gala dinner, nightly social and entertainment activities and a chance to meet and greet some of Australia’s eminent professional golfers.

Visit www.gogolfing.net.au for more information about the  Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove 4-Ball Challenge.

Meanwhile, from July 10 to 19 the free Viva Surfers Paradise festival will roll into town, just up the road from Gemini Court.

Viva Surfers ParadiseViva Surfers Paradise pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest music legends, including performances by top-rated tribute artists, rock ‘roll’ dancing, classic cars and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition.

The winner of this popular concept will see best Elvis sent to compete in Memphis, Tennessee. Gracing the stage as 2016’s feature performers will be Viva favourite Chris Connor and new to Surfers Paradise, Dean Z!

renewing your wedding vowsAlways worth a watch, the Renewal of Vows Ceremony will be held this year on Saturday, July 9.

The Gold Coast’s own Elvis, Dean Vegas, returns to Viva Surfers Paradise to renew the vows of couples who want to show their love for each other, and Elvis. It’s free to participation but anyone interested will need to register.

For more information about Viva Surfers Paradise visit www.surfersparadise.com.

To find out more about short stays at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.