The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. It includes Provided all necessary government and health regulators have approved, the event in 2021 will run over the weekend of 16-17 October. What began as the central theme for a motion picture more than 35 years ago, now commands a place on Australias annual calendar of prestigious sporting events. The Coolangatta Gold consists of a 21 kilometre Short Course run on the Saturday and a 41.8 kilometre Long Course race and a Youth Challenge for competitors aged 10-16. The multi-disciplinary course combines swimming, running, board paddling and surf skiing.