Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold

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Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is Surf Life Saving Australia’s iconic Ironman race held in Coolangatta, Australia in October. The Coolangatta Gold has become synonymous with Surf Life Saving Australia and the Gold Coast since the birth of Australia’s toughest Ironman race in the movie The Coolangatta Gold.

The Coolangatta Gold has been conducted 12 times with the 2005 event including Ironwomen, Masters and Teams events for the first time. The event has a 41.8 km Long Course event on Day 2 and the 33.6 km Short Course on Day 1.


The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold consists of a surf ski leg, a run leg, an ocean swimming leg, a paddle board leg, and a final run leg. The 41.8 km course goes from Coolangatta to Miami (via Broadbeach) and returns through North Burleigh, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Bilinga and is open to Elite Men and Women, Masters Men (30-39 and 40-49) and Open Team’s for Men and Mixed.


Coolangatta Gold Honour Roll


  • 1984: Guy Leech
  • 1995: Guy Leech
  • 1991: Michael King
  • 1992: Darren Mercer
  • 2005: Caine Eckstein
  • 2006: Zane Holmes
  • 2007: Rhys Drury
  • 2008: Caine Eckstein
  • 2009: Caine Eckstein
  • 2010: Caine Eckstein
  • 2011: Caine Eckstein
  • 2012: Ali Day
  • 2013: Kendrick Louis (Short Course), Ali Day (Long Course)


  • 2005: Hayley Bateup
  • 2006: Hayley Bateup
  • 2007: Alicia Marriott
  • 2008: Hayley Bateup
  • 2009: Alicia Marriott
  • 2010: Alicia Marriott
  • 2011: Courtney Hancock
  • 2012: Brodie Moir
  • 2013: Alyssa Bull (Short Course), Elizabeth Pluimers (Long Course)

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