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Gold Coast Marathon and Kokoda Challenge | Princess Palm on the Beach

Get active like never before this winter with the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon and 2019 Kokoda Challenge – two unmissable outdoor endurance events coming near our Palm Beach Gold Coast resort!

July 2019 presents the perfect opportunity to take on a brand new challenge and discover the Gold Coast at the same time, which will arrive with the return of the ever-popular Gold Coast Marathon and Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge. Both events are all set to commence on two separate weekends in July, providing all with the perfect excuse to get outdoors and get fit this winter.

With Princess Palm on the Beach, you can enjoy being near both the Gold Coast Marathon and the 2019 Kokoda Challenge with our stunning Palm Beach holiday apartments. Situated as close to Palm Beach as possible, our beachfront accommodation offers you a breathtaking location on the coast plus a wide choice of relaxing onsite facilities to take advantage of as you soak up Palm Beach, explore Currumbin and join in this winter’s biggest outdoor sporting events.

View our Palm Beach apartments today and start planning for the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon and Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge.

2019 Gold Coast Marathon

Held over one glorious weekend each year, the huge Gold Coast Marathon is one of Australia’s most sought-after marathons with a premier oceanfront circuit that boasts unmatched scenery, top running conditions and a festival-like atmosphere which all ages and abilities can enjoy. This year marks the Gold Coast Marathon’s 41st annual event, and after a successful 40th anniversary in 2018, the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon is all set up to be bigger, better and more exciting than ever before.

Get involved by taking part or spectating the action this July, which will see the highly anticipated return of the Gold Coast Marathon’s major annual events: the 42km Gold Coast Marathon, 21km Half Marathon, 10km Run, 5.7km Fun Run and the 4km Junior Dash. This ideal lineup of challenging and casual distances offers something for all, and a fantastic opportunity to get active against the backdrop of one of Queensland’s top holiday destinations.

Each distance will offer a flat circuit route passing the Gold Coast’s most famous landmarks and beaches – such as Main Beach, Surfers Paradise and Burleigh Heads – where crowd-lined streets will cheer and show their support to guide participants to the finish line. Whether you’re running or observing the action, the Gold Coast Marathon offers a spectacular atmosphere spread over one whole weekend, and this 2019, a majority of more than 25,000 people is once more expected to attend.

Get ready for the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.

2019 Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast

Just two weeks after the Gold Coast Marathon, don’t miss the chance to tick the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge off your bucket list – a demanding 96km trek through the Gold Coast’s scenic hinterland.

Inspired by the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea, the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge is a 15-year-old annual event grounded in values of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice. The hike passes fire trails, creeks and elevations of 5,000 metres, making it Australia’s most gruelling cross-country bushwalk that poses the ultimate challenge for experienced hikers, bushwalkers and explorers.

Totalling at 96km, Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast extends over two days with a completion time of 39 hours. The trek begins Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, before embarking on an all-encompassing tour of the Gold Coast’s dense tropical hinterland. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience for dedicated trekkers and bushwalkers, and this 2019, it will be marking its 15th anniversary with the aim to raise funds for Australia’s youth.

Get prepped for Australia’s most challenging outdoor trail – the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge 2019 will take place on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 20.

Get a Fantastic Beachfront Location with Our Palm Beach Accommodation

Take part in the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon, 2019 Kokoda Challenge or both with our Currumbin accommodation on Palm Beach. Our prime beachfront location will put you close to all the action in July as you relax in one of our inviting Palm Beach Gold Coast apartments – all of which are fully self-contained, spacious and with unbeatable oceanfront views.

If you’re travelling alone or with a partner, our 1 Bedroom Apartment is an affordable choice with full kitchen and laundry facilities, a comfortable living and dining area, and spectacular views over the beach and ocean from a wide private balcony. If you’re travelling as a family or group, our 2 Bedroom Apartment is our next best option with full guest amenities, two bathrooms and an additional bedroom.

No matter whether you choose our 1 Bedroom Apartment or 2 Bedroom Apartment, both will offer you a luxury Queen-sized bed, Cable TV and direct beachfront access to stunning Palm Beach!

Our Onsite Facilities at Princess Palm Beach Hotel

As well as the chance to savour Palm Beach, Currumbin, Burleigh Heads and more, our onsite facilities at Princess Palm give you multiple ways to unwind and enjoy during your stay on the Queensland Gold Coast. These are free to use with our Palm Beach accommodation, and you’re guaranteed you won’t find better on Palm Beach Gold Coast.

Cool off and refresh with our heated swimming pool and spa, which is lined with both sunlit and shaded poolside loungers. Pamper yourself with unlimited sessions in our gym and resort sauna, or pass the time with a game of singles or doubles on our full-size, floodlit tennis court. At Princess Palm on the Beach, we also have an arcade games room, toddlers’ play area and a relaxed barbecue area and beachside gazebo for convenient onsite dining.

Book Directly with Us Today

Guarantee yourself the best location for this year’s Gold Coast Marathon and Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge with Princess Palm on the Beach – your perfect stay on the Gold Coast just moments away from Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Mudgeeraba and more.

View our full choice of 1 and 2 Bedroom Palm Beach accommodation apartments and book directly with us today by just visiting Princess Palm Palm Beach Hotel.

969 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach
Gold Coast 4221 Australia
Email: reservations@princesspalm.com.au ▪ Phone: 07 5534 5455 ▪ Fax: 07 5534 5702



Enjoy your break, relax & unwind at Princess Palm on the Beach.

Enjoy our amazing features such as:

+ Prime beachfront location

+ Heated swimming pool & spa

+ Sauna & gym

+ Full-size tennis court

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