Summer is when the Gold Coast is at its best. Get out and about this summer – here’s our guide to what’s coming up over the next few weeks.
Sunday 30 November, 8am
Cbus Super Stadium
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique event that is all about healthiness, happiness and individuality. The run is approximately a 5km looped course. You’ll pass through four different colour zones: Pink, Orange, Blue and Yellow, where you’ll be doused in 100% natural cornstarch paint (hence the white clothing dress code). As you cross the finish line you’ll receive your own colour packet and can partake in the Colour Throws that take place every 15 minutes. Expect to burn even more calories dancing after the race! The Cbus Stadium in Robina is located about 15 minutes drive southwest of the Gold Coast, an easy trip with your Gold Coast car hire from Hertz.
Saturday, 6 December, 10am
Gold Coast Turf Club
The Summer Surf Sprint is back at the Gold Coast Turf Club for the second year running – a free family festival, complete with thrilling Arabian and thoroughbred races. The Summer Surf Sprint series, one of the richest athletic race series in Queensland, sees athletes compete for their share of over $40,000 in prize money. The racing element sees Arabian horses tearing up the track. And there are exciting activities on all day. The morning kicks off with the Summer Surf Series heats, followed by the Arabian races at lunch time and then Summer Surf Series finals in the afternoon. Live music then takes the festivities through into the evening. There’ll be a Santa appearance, BBQ, rock climbing wall, pony rides, petting zoo, games and much more.
Saturday 6 December
Surfers Paradise Beach Volleyball Courts
One of the highlights of the Surfers Paradise calendar is the Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour. The states top beach volleyball talent will gather on the sands for some serious physical competition. Get up front and centre for the show as the elites duke it out. Or get in among the action in one of the competitions other divisions, for players of all levels.