Run the Gold Coast Marathon then scope out some healthy foodie hotspots

It’s all about the Gold Coast this week in Wellness Watch! We’re signing up for a marathon then checking out the local healthy food scene.

Gold coastThe Gold Coast Airport Marathon, 5-6 July

Taking place next weekend, the Gold Coast Marathon offers events for a variety of fitness levels. Tackle the full or half marathon, or build up your fitness with the 10km or 5.7km runs. Kids can do either the 4km or 2km junior dash, and there is a 15km wheelchair race, too. After all that exercise you’re sure to have worked up an appetite, so afterwards why not check out some of the Gold Coast’s healthy foodie hot spots. Here, are a few of our faves.

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CardamonCardamom Pod →

A gourmet vegetarian cafe with healthy salads, tasty treats and options to suit all dietary requirements.

Mandala Organic Arts Cafe

The ultimate eatery for health nut-foodies and art lovers. This cafe is an eclectic mix of quality vegan and raw foods, made using fresh produce from their own garden, local art pieces and live music.

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Organic markets

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Gold Coast Organic Market

Open every Sunday from 6am, this market showcases the best organic produce. The market also features stalls from local businesses focusing on natural health and environmental awareness