The Gold Coast Marathon is still more than seven months away but runners are already warming up.
Entries opened on Monday morning and organisers expect the event to attract more than 28,000 participants over July 6 to 7.
It's after records were smashed in 2018 in the wake of the Commonwealth Games, with the 42km marathon selling out for the first time.
Events Management Queensland CEO Cameron Hart said the city's sporting identity was in an incredibly strong place.
“We’ve seen this year that there is a strong appetite for events held here and we won’t be surprised if we see record participation from overseas, interstate and Queensland at next year’s marathon," said Mr Hart.
“Those who weren’t a part of our 40th anniversary celebrations know that they won’t want to miss out again, and those who were here will be keen to come back and relive the excitement of this gold label race."
The 2019 edition will include eight races, including the Wheelchair Marathon, Gold Coast Airport Fun Run, ASICS Half Marathon and the Garmin 4km Junior Dash.