The Iconic Coolangatta Gold returns in 2021
The iconic Coolangatta Gold will return in 2021, following the cancellation of the event in 2020 due to COVID-19. Entries are now open for the endurance event that will take place from 16-17 October on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
Known as the most gruelling iron race in the world, the 41.8km stretches the length of the Gold Coast from Coolangatta to Broadbeach in a course that attracts competitors and athletes from all over Australia and the globe.
The Coolangatta Gold typically sees more than 700 competitors’ line up in individual and team events across the two-day event, participating in youth, open and masters’ categories for both the 21KM short course and 41.8KM long course.
Surf Life Saving Australia CEO Adam Weir, said that everyone is excited to see the return of the iconic event in 2021.
“The Coolangatta Gold officially kicks off our jam-packed calendar of surf sports and we are very excited to see the iconic endurance race return to Gold Coast after last year’s unfortunate cancellation due to COVID-19,” Weir said.
“In the last 14 years the profile of the event has grown, having become a bucket list event for the community athlete and a career making event for out elite athletes.
“An event like the Coolangatta Gold would not be possible without the tremendous support of our event partners in Tourism and Events Queensland and the City of Gold Coast.”
Surf Life Saving Australia will continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situations across the country, in consideration of the 2021 Coolangatta Gold.
At this stage there are no changes to the event scheduled to run on the Gold Coast from October 16-17. Should the circumstances change and impact the planned event, it will be communicated accordingly.
Entries for the 2021 Coolangatta Gold are now open to all SLSA members and the general public. Click here for more information and to enter.
The Coolangatta Gold is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland.
The Coolangatta Gold 2021
Saturday 16 October 2021
- Coolangatta Gold Short Course starts
Sunday 17 October 2021
- Coolangatta Gold Long Course
- Coolangatta Gold Youth Challenge