Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Pace Runners

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Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers will be available to assist participants reach their goals in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run.

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers are experienced runners who will aim to maintain an even pace throughout the entire race with the goal to have you finishing slightly faster (30 seconds or so) than the relevant target time.

Each pace group will have two (A & B) pace runners.

A Pace Runner

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Pace runner running to “Gun Time“. This being the time appearing on the finish clock.

B Pace Runner

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Pace runner running “Net Time“(also called “Chip Time”). This being the time it takes you to complete the distance once you’ve crossed the start line (note it may take several minutes to actually cross the start line after the gun is fired).

Pace groups and bios

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For easy visibility, the pace runners will be holding a coloured balloon and goal time sign high amongst the starting runners. Each pace runner will also wear a singlet with the goal time marked on the back.

Please take particular note of which start zone the pacers will be starting in. If you are aiming for a particular time please make sure the start zone you enter reflects this so you can line up close to your pace runner.

Start Zones are designed to ensure that everyone gets a smooth start at the beginning of the race, so faster runners are not caught up behind slower runners.

Gold Coast Airport Marathon Pace Groups

Marathon start zones

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
3 hrs Light Blue Front of Zone A TBC
3 hrs 10 mins Blue Middle of Zone A TBC
3 hrs 20 mins Pink Back of Zone A TBC
3 hrs 30 mins Green Front of Zone B TBC
3 hrs 40 mins White Middle of Zone B TBC
3 hrs 50 mins Red Back of Zone B TBC
4 hrs Black Front of Zone C TBC
4 hrs 15 mins Yellow Back of Zone C TBC
4 hrs 30 mins Orange Front of Zone D TBC
4 hrs 45 mins Lime Green Between the 4:30 & 5hr pacers TBC
5 hrs Fuchsia Middle of Zone D TBC

ASICS Half Marathon Pace Groups

Half Marathon Start Zone

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
1 hr 24mins Light Blue Front of Zone A TBC
1 hr 30 mins Blue Middle of Zone A TBC
1 hr 40 mins Green Back of Zone A TBC
1 hr 50 mins Red Middle of Zone B TBC
2 hrs Black Front of Zone C TBC
2 hrs 10 mins Yellow Middle of Zone C TBC
2 hrs 20 mins Orange Front of Zone D TBC

Southern Cross University 10km Run Pace Groups

10km run start zones

Pace Group Balloon Colour Position Pacers
40 mins Light Blue Front of Zone A TBC
50 mins Red Front of Zone B TBC
60 mins Black Front of Zone C TBC

Be a Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pace Runner

To apply to be a 2017 pace runner click here.

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