Blessed with year-round sunshine and a mild winter, Queensland is Where Australia Shines!  For runners looking for a cool respite, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon (GCAM) in July offers a refreshing break from the tropical heat and your best chance for a personal best!

Why Run Gold Coast? 
Flat scenic course for a personal best.
Run relaxed in cool weather with temperature ranging 10 to 20°C.
Run having fun with spectators cheering, bands playing and sun shining.

RUN GOLD COAST Travel Package
Special 5Day/3Night & 7Day/5Night RUN GOLD COAST travel packages from Scenic Travel are available for booking now!


Tourism Queensland, in partnership with Team FatBird is pleased to present OPERATION KOOKABURRA 2013, a marathon training program designed to prepare runners to compete & complete the 2013 Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Training will begin in April 2013 for successful applicants.
Click HERE for Training Dates/Schedules for your planning purposes.
Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions.

First 100 runners who book the RUN GOLD COAST Travel Package will get Operation Kookaburra training free! 

OPERATION KOOKABURRA – Structured Half & Full Marathon Training Package price of $100 inclusive of:
1. 12-week Team FatBird Flight-ZonesTM Marathon Training Program incorporating the GCAM training guidelines and tailored to our trainees’ requirements
..........• Two levels of training – beginners and experienced runners
..........• Heart-Rate & Pace Training sessions.
..........• Experienced Pacers & Guides leading and guiding the runs
..........• Information and tips on Managing & Preventing Running Injuries,
............Running Performance, Sports Nutrition.
2.  6 Weekend Group Long Runs
3.  Weekly (Thursday) Tempo Runs
4.  Isotonic Drinks/Refreshments after long runs.
5. A “RUN GOLD COAST” finisher top FOC to trainees who meet minimum attendance requirements (3 weekend sessions)
6. Special discounts on Running Apparel and Compression Products
7. eCertificates/Awards of completion/achievement.

Runners have been taking advantage of the specialised marathon training prepared by Team Fatbird –  Operation Kookaburra is based on Team FatBird’s in-house fitness system and complemented with aspects of the Official Gold Coast Marathon Training Program.

For a glimpse of what to expect with Kookaburra Training, we had a Lead Up Run in January 2013Check out the photos & video HERE:

Ops Kookaburra Lead Up Run in Jan 2013

Please email to for queries and training info:
– Subject: Ops Kookaburra 2012
– Name,
– email,
– contact no.

Run Kookaburra, Run Kookaburra, GOLD Your Race Will Be!
See you at Gold Coast, mate !