Australia’s biggest obstacle course is coming to the Gold Coast in 2020

Australia’s biggest obstacle course is coming to the Gold Coast in 2020. Yes, for the first time in Spartan AU & NZ history, the signature three day Trifecta weekend will be held outside of Victoria, in the picturesque Numinbah Valley, bringing thousands of obstacle course racers, and their family and friends, to the Gold Coast.

Held in partnership with Major Events Gold Coast, the hinterland venue will be transformed into multiple obstacle courses, that gives participants the chance to climb, crawl, jump, and swing over, under, and through some of the best obstacles in the world, solo or in a team.

Australia’s biggest obstacle course is coming to the Gold Coast in 2020

The Spartan Gold Coast Trifecta Weekend, held from the 27-29th November 2020 will host ten race types ranging from 5KM with 20 obstacles to 50km with 60 obstacles, offering something for everyone from fitness fanatics to people looking to get out and have some fun. Kids aren’t forgotten with two courses designed for big and little kids.

For those looking for a team-building exercise with a difference, the Gold Coast event will also include two Spartan Hurricane Heat events. The Hurricane Heat is a team-building event that teaches strength, endurance, communication skills, and resilience, where getting to the finish line as a team is the only goal. The Gold Coast event will run for 4 hours and 12 hours with no set course.

Mayor Tom Tate, City of Gold Coast said:

The Spartan obstacle races are known worldwide for their toughness which is why Gold Coasters will embrace the three-day event with our have a go spirit and love of the great outdoors.  It’s great to see another event choosing the Gold Coast during these tough times, testament to the fact we are a safe destination that also ticks all the boxes needed to host major events.

Registration for all events is now open, and tickets are strictly limited, so the public is encouraged to enter early to secure their spot. To learn more, and to claim early-bird tickets before the next price rise head to the Spartan website

About Spartan

With more than 250 events across more than 40 countries on six continents, Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand.  The Spartan Sprint is an entry into the world of Spartan, with the course designed so that anyone can run it. With a host of Spartan signature obstacles including; Spartan Spear Throw, Hercules Hoist, Cargo Net Container Complex and The Multi-Rig, this is 5K and 20 obstacles like it’s never been seen before. The Spartan Super is a 10km, 25 obstacle race that blends speed, endurance and technical skill. Supers are built to always keep you guessing, testing your athleticism and mental fortitude over rugged terrain.

While, the 21 km Spartan Beast is a course designed to test not only endurance, perseverance and grit, but also your mind. With more than 30 signature Spartan Obstacles, it won’t be easy, but you guarantee participants will feel like a Spartan at the finish line.

The Spartan Ultra is a 50km, 60 obstacle race built to break your limits over the world’s most difficult terrain. It’s our most intense obstacle course race, but reaching the finish line will leave you with a euphoria that will transform your life.

Chris Heverin – Managing Director of Spartan Australia & New Zealand said:

I’m thrilled to announce we’re coming to the Gold Coast for our first 2020 event back and we are bringing the 10 race Trifecta with us. Spartan has a range of options for people of all fitness levels, so anyone can have a crack at the 5K or step it up and take on the Super, Beast or Ultra! Whether you’re looking for something fun to try with your mates, are using Spartan as a training goal, I encourage all newbies and tried and true Spartan to come and join us on the Gold Coast to have a go at Spartan in 2020!

Major Events Gold Coast has eyes firmly set on 2021 and beyond.

Launching a Major Events organisation in the midst of a global pandemic may seem like an odd decision, but the organisation that officially opened its doors today has its eyes firmly set on producing and attracting events to the Gold Coast from 2021 and beyond.

Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) is a result of the amalgamation of three City of Gold Coast entities, Surfers Paradise Alliance (SPA) est. 2000, Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) est. 2010 and Broadbeach Alliance (BA) est. 2002.   Three entities with a long, long history of producing events for our city.

The MEGC team is now a force of innovative event specialists, determined to ignite the city with a vibrant array of festivals, sporting and cultural events that embrace diversity and showcase the Gold Coast as a world-class, global events destination.

Chief executive Jan McCormick said her organisation would work to ensure all tourism areas of the Gold Coast benefited.

We’re doing this to ultimately drive great visitation back into our city and we will try as much as possible to attract events across the city.

Mayor Tom Tate praised the function of MEGC.

This is the best of the best that’s going to be formulating events on the Gold Coast.  You look at the quality of the board, the people who are going to be running it, the CEO….. The days of having our events calendar not coordinated is gone because it’s going to be run by one organisation

He added:

Bringing three separate organisations into one would be a more efficient use of ratepayer funds. It’s better value for ratepayers because you only need one overhead instead of having three.

Major Events Gold Coast is looking forward to sharing exciting news about its events and festivals for 2021 and beyond.  Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter and sign up for the MEGC newsletter via the website

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