Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Zespri 2km Junior Dash


Race information


Distance 2km
Date Saturday 1 July
Recommended arrival time 8:25am
Start time 9:25am
Ages 5 – 10
Entry fee $25
Cut off time 20 minutes

Collecting your race number


Before participating in the Zespri 4km Junior Dash you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 30 June.

All entry information changes, race changes and race transfers must be done in person at the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 30 June.

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

Parental information


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.

Parent Recovery Access


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


The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July.

The expo features the Check In Centre, over 50 health and fitness exhibitors and an information booth.

Visit ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo.

Garmin Legends Lunch


The Garmin Legends Lunch is an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with Australian running royalty as they help you prepare for your Gold Coast Airport Marathon race over a runner-specific buffet lunch.

The Garmin Legends Lunch will be held on Saturday 1 July (12pm Qld) at Jupiters Gold Coast in Broadbeach. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased when entering your race online.

Visit Garmin Legends Lunch for more information.

Course map


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

Visit Course Maps for more information.

Policies and etiquette


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.

Race precinct


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.

Transport options available soon.

Baggage Drop


You can leave belongings at the Baggage Drop tent located on the eastern side of the event lawn from 5:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday 1 July and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July.

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 2 July or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.

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.

Aid stations, personal refreshments and medical


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


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.

Supporter information available soon.

Audience Guide

Tell your friends and family they can join you on your journey via the live webcast, television, radio, online and social media.

Audience guide information available soon.

Prizes and rewards


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 and Rewards for more information.

Purchase your 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 finishers’ medal and is designed to take the place of traditional medal engraving.

An iTaB can be purchased while completing your registration for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The iTaB will be produced and posted to you once results have been confirmed.

Visit iTabs for more information.


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 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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