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When do entries close?

Race Entries Close
Gold Coast Airport Marathon Saturday 1 July (5pm AEST)
Wheelchair Marathon Sunday 18 June (11:59pm AEST)
ASICS Half Marathon Saturday 1 July (5pm AEST)
Wheelchair 15km Sunday 18 June (11:59pm AEST)
Southern Cross University 10km Run Friday 30 June (8pm AEST)
The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge Friday 30 June (8pm AEST)
Zespri 4km Junior Dash Friday 30 June (8pm AEST)
Zespri 2km Junior Dash Friday 30 June (8pm AEST)

What are the entry fees?

Race Date Region Registration Fee
Gold Coast Airport Marathon Sunday 2 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$155
$175
Wheelchair Marathon Sunday 2 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$155
$175
ASICS Half Marathon Sunday 2 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$119
$139
Wheelchair 15km Sunday 2 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$80
$100
Southern Cross University 10km Run Saturday 1 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$80
$100
The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge Saturday 1 July AUS & NZ
Other countries
$65
$85
Zespri 4km Junior Dash Saturday 1 July All participants $45
Zespri 2km Junior Dash Saturday 1 July All participants $45
  • All fees are in Australian Dollars (AUD)
  • A $5 discount applies to participants who are aged 13 years & under and 65 years & older on race day. (Not applicable for Zespri Junior Dash races).
  • A $10 onsite fee applies to any paper entries received at the Check In Centres.

What is included in the entry fee?

The entry fee includes your registration along with:

  • Finisher medal (opportunity to personalise it with an iTaB)
  • Finisher shirt (Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run & The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge)
  • Cap (Zespri Junior Dash)
  • Finisher certificate (accessed online)
  • Live results
  • Aid stations
  • Access to medical services
  • Access to finisher photos and videos
  • Endura Rehydration Formula Gels (Gold Coast Airport Marathon)
  • On course entertainment (Gold Coast Airport Marathon)
  • Live webcast (Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon)
  • Live split times (Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon)
  • Attaining a personal goal at Australia’s favourite holiday marathon!

Can I enter now and pay later?

Payment is required at the time of registration. Entries will not be confirmed without payment.

Team entries do have a deferred payment option for teams with 20 or more entrants – payment is required by Friday 5 May 2017.

What methods of payment are accepted?

Registrations require payment via Visa, MasterCard, China UnionPay or Account2Account (Electronic Bank Transfer).

Note: 1.5% surcharge applies to all payments MasterCard and Visa payments, 3.25% for China UnionPay transactions.

If you do not have a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, China UnionPay), Australia Post provides prepaid card services. For further information please click here or visit your nearest Australia Post for details.

Note: All payment must be in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Can I get a refund?

There are no refunds for non starters or non finishers. When an entrant registers, they accept the terms and conditions of entry. Below states clause 6 of the Indemnity & Release Agreement:

I acknowledge that I am not (and no other person is) entitled to a refund or credit of any nature in relation to the entry fee(s) and/or ancillary items I have paid (for myself or another person), for any reason whatsoever, or in any circumstances, unless and to the extent that the Event Organiser is required to provide a refund or payment at law.

What are my options if I can no longer participate?

If you can no longer participate in the event for which you are registered, you are able to downgrade to a lower distance i.e. Gold Coast Airport Marathon to the Southern Cross University 10km Run.

If you are no longer able to participate in the event at all, you are able to transfer your entry to another person.

Please complete an Entry Transfer via the edit my entry function (also available via your confirmation email).

What do I need to collect at the Check In Centre?

You will need to collect your race pack from the Check In Centre (opening times).

Your race pack includes your race number and timing device and your entrant bag.

Zespri Junior Dash entrants will also receive an entrant cap and a parent access pass to the recovery area.

What do I need to bring to collect my race number?

You will need photo identification to collect your race pack.

If you are collecting a race pack on behalf of another individual you will be required to provide a letter/email/text showing you have permission to do so along with a copy of their entry confirmation.

Each entrant will receive a confirmation of their entry via email (also downloadable format), you are not required to print this but it would be a good idea to have a copy on your phone available.

I can’t locate my confirmation certificate, what do I do?

Click here to enter the name and email address that you used to register and we’ll resend your confirmation email.

Can someone else collect my race number on my behalf?

We recommend entrants collect their own race number. However, if you need someone to collect on your behalf, they require a copy of your Entry Confirmation and a written authorisation letter/email/text from you outlining that you give them permission to collect on your behalf.

Where do I collect my race number?

There are two check in centres available for you to collect your race pack.

Please note if you are collecting your race pack in Brisbane you will need to indicate this on your entry.

Brisbane Check In Centre

Venue

Royal International Convention Centre (Royal ICC), Brisbane Showgrounds
600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland 4006

When

Saturday 24 June: 10am – 4pm

Only Race Numbers elected to be picked up at the Brisbane Check In Centre will be able to be collected there, if you miss this collection date your pack will be available at the Gold Coast check in.

Gold Coast Check In Centre

Venue

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach QLD 4218

When

Thursday 29 June: 4pm – 8pm
Friday 30 June: 10am – 8pm (final collection for Saturday races)
Saturday 1 July: 9am – 5pm

Can my race number be posted to me?

Race numbers will not be posted. You will need to collect your race number at your nominated Check In Centre during opening hours.

If you cannot make it to one of the check in centres, you can arrange for someone else to collect it on your behalf. They will need to bring with them a copy of your entry confirmation along with an email/letter/text from you confirming your permission for them to do so.

How can I make changes to my entry information (e.g. date of birth, t-shirt size)?

Please utilise the edit my entry function (also accessed via your confirmation email).

Can I change races?

Yes, you can change your race.

Please submit a race change request form via the edit my entry function (also accessed via your confirmation email).

Please note:

Downgrades: When downgrading your race distance, refunds will not be given.

Upgrades: When upgrading your race, you will be required to pay the difference in entry fees.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Yes, entries can be transferred from one entrant to another.

Please complete an Entry Transfer via the edit my entry function (also accessed via your confirmation email)

Please note:

  • Transfers are ONLY valid for the same event in the same year.

What are the age restrictions for each event?

  • Gold Coast Airport Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 2 July)
  • Wheelchair Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 2 July)
  • ASICS Half Marathon – minimum age is 15 years old (as at race day, Sunday 2 July)
  • Wheelchair 15km – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Sunday 2 July)
  • Southern Cross University 10km Run – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Saturday 1 July 2017)
  • The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge – no age restriction however all entrants under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult.
  • Zespri 4km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 14 years old (as at race day, Saturday 1 July 2017).
  • Zespri 2km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 10 years old (as at race day, Saturday 1 July 2017).

Can I run with my child in the Zespri Junior Dash?

Zespri 4km Junior Dash: Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children.

Zespri 2km Junior Dash: One parent/guardian is allowed to accompany a child free of charge if they deem this necessary. Please complete the accompanying parent details when registering your child. All accompanying parents will be required to wear specific passes to enter the course which will be supplied with the child’s race pack.

Can I transfer my entry to the 2018 Gold Coast Airport Marathon?

No. Transfers are ONLY valid for the year of the event.

How do I collect my child after the race?

Included with the Zespri Junior Dash race number will be a parent recovery area access pass. This pass will allow one person per child access into the Zespri Junior Dash Recovery Area post race to collect your child. More information on the location of the Zespri Junior Dash Recovery Area will be provided with the race number.

Note: The recovery area pass will not enable you to accompany your child in the race. If you wish to accompany your child in the Zespri 2km Junior Dash please complete the accompanying parent details when registering your child. All accompanying parents will be required to wear specific passes to enter the course which will be supplied with the child’s race pack. If you have already registered your child and did not indicate this information please update via the edit my entry function.

Can I participate with a baby in a pram?

Prams are only permitted in the The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge and must start at the back of the field.

Please complete the Accompanying Pram Section when registering to enter.

An identification pass for the pram will be included with your race pack.

If you would like the child to receive entrant rewards then you will need to enter them in to the event.

What are the t-shirt sizing dimensions?

Size XS S M L XL XXL
Measurement (in cm) 43 47 51 55 59 63

All measurements are in centimetres and are measured across the chest, 2.5cm below the underarm seam.

What is an iTaB?

An iTaB is a personalised medal insert, engraved with your name (maximum of 30 characters) and net time, that fits neatly in to the back of your finisher’s medal and is designed to take the place of traditional medal engraving. For more information on the iTaB please click here.

iTab’s are mailed to you after the event and you should receive these by the end of August.

What are the 10, 20 and 30 Year Clubs?

If this is the year that you will complete either 10, 20 or 30 of one of the events at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, then you will be eligible to be inducted into the 10, 20 or 30 Year Club for that event. The years of completion do not need to be consecutive but do need to be in the same event. All new inductees will be awarded a certificate of recognition and commemorative polo shirt. In addition, new 20 Year Club inductees will receive a trophy.

If you are eligible for one of these clubs, on your registration select ‘Yes’ for the question regarding eligibility to be inducted into the 10, 20 or 30 year club. Then list your previous years of participation in the space provided.

Note: If you have completed the 7.5 Walk previously, your participation in the The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge will count towards the ‘Walk’ club.

When is the deadline to get a nickname on my Gold Coast Airport Marathon bib?

All entrants who register on or prior to Sunday 30 April for all races will be able to have a personalised nickname printed on their bib (12 characters max). You will have the opportunity to nominate your requested nickname through the registration process.

Can I enter two events?

Yes. However the registration system will not accept two entries with the same first name, last name, date of birth and email.

For your second entry, please add your middle initial i.e. John Smith for first entry, John F Smith for second entry.

Other questions?

Send us a message via our contact form or email us at info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au.

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