Sporting Heaven on the Gold Coast

Posted in Local Events @ Aug 12th 2019 12:08pm - By Administrator
Coolangatta Gold

Sporting enthusiasts will delight at a Gold Coast stay in the coming months with an exciting lineup of sporting events coming up nearby. Whether you are an athlete yourself looking to compete or a high energy spectator ready to cheer on your favourite team, the coming months are set to leave you gasping, screaming, and jumping up and down in excitement. So what’s on in the world of sport on the Gold Coast? Glad you asked.

The Australian University Nationals (Division 1)

The Gold Coast Sports & Leisure Centre in Carrara will be home to the Australian Unisport Nationals from the 28th of September to the 3rd of October. With a wide range of sporting events in mens, womens, mixed, and open categories you’re bound to find something that’s right up your alley. Just a few of the competitions include basketball, football, judo, dance, rugby 7’s, tennis, beach volleyball and more! Check out the full lineup here.

Robbie McEwen Granfondo

On the 21st and 22nd of September you can take part in, or cheer on the competitors in the Robbie McEwan Granfondo mass participation cycling event. Kids, recreational cyclists, and competitive athletes can all join in. Choose from the Piccolo, Medio, or Grande Giro rides through the Gold Coast Hinterland mountains and gorgeous trails through Nerang National Park. The Kids4Kids charity ride is a worthy event raising funds for the Currumbin Special School. Find out more, register, or view the program here.

Coolangatta Gold

If you’re up for a real challenge, the Coolangatta Gold is the ultimate in endurance and this iconic event is back on the Coolangatta Beaches again on the 12th and 13th of October. In 2018 there were over 800 competitors, and this year is looking even bigger and better than ever.

The long course includes an epic 41.8km course spanning Coolangatta to Broadbeach and includes a 23km ski, 2.1km run, 3.5km swim, 6.1km board, and then a 7.1km run. It doesn’t get much more extreme than this! Catch every second of this incredible event this October. You can learn more or register for the event here.

Australian PGA Championships

The Gold Coast welcomes back ‘Australia’s most energetic golf tournament’ to RACV Royal Pines Resort from the 19th to the 22nd of December. With an incredible lineup of both Australian and international pro golfers competing to the Joe Kirkwood Cup. Expect both on and off course entertainment, it’s closer to a gold festival than a golf tournament! Find out more here.

Book our Palm Beach holiday accommodation and make the most of these awesome sporting events coming up on the Gold Coast.


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