LateRooms.com.au - Head to Broadbeach for the Coolangatta Gold
August 13, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsOne of Australia's biggest Ironman and Ironwoman endurance races, the Coolangatta Gold, is set to take place in Broadbeach next month.
Top athletes from across the country will descend on the Gold Coast for the contest, which consists of boarding, waterskiing, swimming and running over a total distance of 46.65 km.
A shorter 30.5 km course is available for the open female, masters female and under-19 male categories.
The challenge was first held back in 1984 and became famous following the release of a movie about the race, starring legendary surf lifesaver Grant Kenny.
Surf Life Saving Australia resurrected the Coolangatta Gold after a 13-year absence in 2005, since when it has gone from strength to strength to become a regular part of the Gold Coast events calendar.
This year's contest, which is due to be held on Sunday September 25th, will be the fifth time it has been open to members of the public.
Tourists who would rather watch than take part can check out the action from Kurrawa Beach in the heart of Broadbeach, which acts as the start and finish point for the race.
Watersports enthusiasts can use LateRooms.com.au to choose from a wide array of Broadbeach accommodation, including the Jupiter Hotel and Casino.
More information on the Coolangatta Gold can be found at http://www.sls.com.au/.
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