Important note: Event information may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) with many events currently cancelled. Please confirm details with event organisers.

2020 is going to be big in Burleigh with a host of top sporting events being held here on our doorstep!

Slater + Gordon Burleigh Swim Run

Burleigh Beach
January 26th, 2020

Get your entries in now for the10th anniversary edition of this iconic Australia Day event.
3 events are on offer: the Challenge, the Taste Tester and the Young Guns. All events include an ocean swim (for the young guns it’s an ocean swim), as well as beach running with distances that can be achieved by varying levels of ability and age. Events are solo based with the exception of the challenge which also has a team option.

Find out more and register at Burleigh Swim Run Australia Day.

2020 Gold Coast Open Surf Festival

Burleigh Heads
February 5th to 9th, 2020

Over 5 days some of the best surfers in the world will come from all over the world to compete for valuable Qualifying Series points. The surf comp is quickly becoming on of the most iconic Gold Coast sporting events. As well as the surfing competitions other attractions of the event include live music, skate pipe shows and jams, skateboarding clinics, sunrise yoga and movie nights.
Visit Destination Gold Coast to find out more.

12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race

Burleigh Beach
February 29th to March 7th, 2020

Open to SUP, Prone and Ski Paddle athletes this event offers two distances. The Long Course 17kms and the Short Course 5-6kms.
The long course takes off from Snapper Rocks, and as the name suggests, passes by 12 lifeguard towers before it’s final destination 17km along the coast at Burleigh.
The short course departs from Palm Beach SLSC and also heads north to Burleigh.
For further details visit 12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race Gold Coast.

The Aussies Surf Life Saving YOUTH

Burleigh Beach
April 18th to 19th, 2020

It’s the largest event of it’s kind in the world! The annual Surf Life Saving Championships will see members from 314 Aussie surf clubs come together to compete in more than 400 beach and ocean events.
This year ‘The Aussies’ is being held on the Gold Coast, with the Youth division happening right here in Burleigh hosted by North Burleigh SLSC.
FInd out more about The Aussies Gold Coast 2020.

Gold Coast 100 Supermarathon

Burleigh Heads
June 7th, 2020

If completing a marathon is on your bucket list why not do it in beautiful Burleigh! Several course distances are on offer from 25km up to a super 100km! The starting point is at Rudd Park in North Burleigh.
Find out more about Gold Coast 100 Supermarathon at World Marathons.

But that’s not where the excitement ends. Here are some of the other major sporting events lined up for the Gold Coast in 2020.

Magic Millions Carnival – Horse Racing
January 4th to 11th
Gold Coast Turf Club

Quiksilver and Boost Mobile Pro Gold Coast – Surfing
2020 TBC
Snapper Rocks

Australian CrossFit Championships
March 5th to 8th
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Broadbeach

Gold Coast Triathlon
April 5th
Southport Broadwater Parklands

The Aussies – Australian Surf Life Saving Championships  (Masters and Open divisions)
April 20th to 26th
Broadbeach SLSC

7 News Gold Coast Running Festival
April 26th

2020 World Bowls Championships
May 23rd to June 7th

Gold Coast Marathon
July 4th to 5th
Southport Broadwater Parklands

Gold Coast 600
Surfers Paradise

Stay tuned for updates as future events are announced!

Burleigh Gold Coast Accommodation 

At Swell Resort we offer a selection of accommodation choices for families, friends, couples and singles – choose from fully self-contained 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments – sleeping up to 7 people.  Staying at Swell Resort Burleigh Beach you will also have access to excellent onsite facilities including; FREE WiFi access, heated swimming pool and spa, full size tennis court, BBQ facilities and more.