Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Zespri 2km Junior Dash

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Race information

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Distance 2km
Date Saturday 2 July
Recommended arrival time 8:25am
Start time 9:25am
Ages 5 – 10
Cut off time 20 minutes

Collecting your race number

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Before participating in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 5pm Saturday 2 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.

Parental information

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One parent/guardian may accompany a child free of charge in the Zespri 2km Junior Dash if they deem this necessary. All parents accompanying the child must wear the associated event wristband to gain access to the course.

To register for the Accompanying Parent Wristband please complete the required section within the entry form when registering your child.

If you have already registered your child please complete the Accompanying Parent Form and email to info@goldcoastevents.com.au before Friday 17 June or bring with you to the Check in Centre and take to the Help Desk to exchange for the appropriate wrist band.

Parent Recovery Access

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Parents/guardians of Zespri 2km Junior Dash participants will have access to the Zespri Junior Dash Recovery Area.

There will be three meeting points positioned in the parent/guardian waiting area and we encourage each parent/guardian to let your child know which colour you will be standing near as a meeting point.

The following colours will be used – blue, orange and green.

ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo

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The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held 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.

Course map

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Familiarise yourself with the Zespri 2km Junior Dash course, refreshment stations, water stations and toilets.

Visit Course Maps for more information.

Policies and etiquette

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Before racing, please review the Zespri 2km Junior Dash’s cut off time policy, weather policy and race etiquette.

Visit Policies and Etiquette for more information.

Early federal election voting now available

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Parents and guardians, the federal election is on Saturday 2 July coinciding with the 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon (2 – 3 July).

Can’t make it to a polling place on election day because you’re participating at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon? You may be entitled to vote early.

Visit aec.gov.au to find the location of an early voting centre or to find out more.

Gold Coast Airport Marathon App by ASICS

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Be ready with the free Gold Coast Airport Marathon App by ASICS. The app features a live runner tracker, course maps, pre-race tips and general race information.

Download the free App today from iTunes and Google Play.

Race precinct

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The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, 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.

Getting to the start line

Getting to the start line

With huge numbers of people converging on the Race Precinct on race weekend, it is important to plan in advance how you will get to and from there.

Regardless of whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram, get dropped off or walk if you are staying close by, ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get there.

Visit Transport for more information.

Suncorp Bank Baggage Drop

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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.

Start Zones

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

Visit Start Zones for more information.

Aid stations, personal refreshments and medical

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Familiarise yourself with the location of aid stations and medical services at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Visit Aid Stations, Personal Refreshments & Medical for more information.

Community Guide, supporters and entertainment

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Tell your family and friends to line the Gold Coast streets and encourage you to Junior Dash glory.

Celebrate good times and soak up the thriving atmosphere with live local entertainment at various vantage points along the two kilometre course.

Visit Supporters for more information.

Audience Guide

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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.

Prizes and rewards

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Collect your Zespri 2km Junior Dash cap at the Check In Centre and commemorative medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area after the race.

You can also download your finisher certificate after the event.

Visit Prizes & Rewards for more information.

Purchase your iTab

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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.

Results

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Stay up-to-date with all the results on race weekend via the official newspaper of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Receive your official Gold Coast Airport Marathon results lift-out with race times, divisional and overall finishing positions for every competitor in every race.

Only in the Gold Coast Bulletin on Monday 4 July.

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

Visit results for more information.

Purchase your race photos

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Marathon-Photos.com 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 marathon-photos.com for more information.

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