Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Southern Cross University 10km Run


The Experience

The Southern Cross University 10km Run provides a great snapshot of the Gold Coast while you shoot for a personal best. Enjoy the thrill of the start as the gun fires and thousands move at once to the sound of the crowd clapping and cheering you on.

Take in the glorious Broadwater on both sides of you as you cross Southport Bridge. Watch the view on replay as you turn around and cross the bridge again – this time heading north and back past the crowd.

Another key point is reached as you run through 6.5km and around the northern turn. Take in the Broadwater once again as the course traces Marine Parade in Labrador.

Cross the Loders Creek Bridge and you’ll be heading for home with one kilometre to go. Then soak up the atmosphere created by your fellow runners and all the supporters who are lined along the course and the finish chute. Enjoy the moment as you cross the finish line and achieve your finisher rewards.

Race Information


Distance 10km
Date Saturday 2 July
Recommended arrival time 5:30am
Start time 6:30am
Minimum age 12

Check In Before Your Race


Before participating in the Southern Cross University 10km Run you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 1 July.

Visit Check In Centres for more information about Brisbane and Gold Coast Check In Centres opening times and locations.

All entry information changes, race changes and race transfers must be done in person at the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 1 July.



Often in life the most difficult aspect of any task is just having the courage to start. Beginning training for a race at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is no different. Whether you are a beginner or a full-time runner, it can be a very daunting prospect. That’s why we are here to help.

We have put together these six simple steps to help you kick-start your training and assist you to reach your Gold Coast Airport Marathon event finish line.

Visit How To Run Gold Coast

ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo and Garmin Legends Lunch


The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo is back, bigger and better than ever at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 30 June to Saturday 2 July. The expo features the Check In Centre, over 80 health and fitness exhibitors and a Suncorp Bank Information Booth.

Visit ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo for more information.

Visit the Suncorp Bank Information Booth at the ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo and purchase your ticket to the Garmin Legends Lunch held at 12pm on Saturday 2 July at Jupiters Hotel & Casino.

Visit Garmin Legends Lunch for more information.

Getting to the start line

Getting to the start line

The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport. It is where the start and finish lines are located and is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend.

Visit Race Precinct for more information.

We will have a number of travel options to assist you to get to the start line.

Visit Transport for more information.

Suncorp Bank Baggage Drop


You can leave belongings at the Suncorp Bank Baggage Drop tent located on the eastern side of the event lawn from 5:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday race day and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday race day.

Belongings should be placed in a plastic bag affixed with the tear-off tag on your race number. Use the tent designated to your specific race to retrieve your luggage. Volunteers will take the utmost care to secure the tents, however valuables should not be left in bags.

Belongings must be collected before 2:30pm on Sunday race day or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.

Visit Race Precinct for more information.



Toilets hubs can be found throughout the Race Precinct.

Visit Race Precinct for more information.

Start Zones


Ensure you assemble in your start zone as indicated by the letter printed on your race number.

Visit Start Zones for more information.

Cut Off Times


The cut off time for the Southern Cross University 10km Run is 1 hours and 40 minutes. The Southern Cross University 10km Run has an official cut off time in which participants must complete their race so roads can be re-opened to the public in accordance with event permits.

Visit the Cut Off Policy for more information.

Course Map


Visit Course Maps to familiarise yourself with the Southern Cross University 10km Run course, refreshment stations, water stations and toilets.



View past results including previous winners, course records, age category records, 10, 20 & 30 Year Club, top 10 performances and Australian All Comers records.

Audience Guide


Tell your friends and family they can join you on your journey via the live webcast, television, radio, online, social media and the Gold Coast Airport Marathon by ASICS app.

Visit Audience Guide for more information.

Supporters, Entertainment & Community Guide


Tell your family and friends to line the Gold Coast streets from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage you to marathon glory. Celebrate good times and soak up the thriving atmosphere with live local entertainment at various vantage points along the 42.195 kilometre course.

Visit Supporters for more information.

Prizes & Rewards


Collect your finisher shirt and medal in the Nu Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event. View Prizes & Rewards for more information.

Purchase your iTab


If you forgot to pre-purchase your iTaB with your registration, commemorate your achievement by purchasing one after your event.

Visit iTabs for more information.

Purchase your photos

marathon-photos-409-272 is the official photographer of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Celebrate your run by viewing and purchasing your race photos. Be notified when your race photos become available by completing the online form.

Visit for more information.


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