Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge


The Experience

The Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge is an event for everyone. Start at the front where the action is fast and furious and aim for a personal best, or begin from the back and walk with your friends. Absorb the atmosphere as the gun fires and thousands move at once, cheering and clapping each other on.

Take in the water views as you venture across Loders Creek Bridge into Labrador. Turn for home at 2.5km at the famous Grand Hotel and enjoy the Broadwater views as you head south along Marine Parade. Cross the Loders Creek Bridge for the second time and you’ll know it is only one kilometre until you get to experience the thrill of finishing.

Soak it up – you’ll love the crowd support as you close in on the ultimate reward, the finish line.

Race Information


Distance 5.7km
Date Saturday 2 July
Recommended arrival time 7:00am
Start time 8:00am
Minimum age All ages*

*There is no minimum age for this race however all entrants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian for the entire duration of the race and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant under 12.

Check In Before Your Race


Before participating in the Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 1 July. Participant shirts and medals will be presented to you in the Nu Pure Recovery Area after you finish.

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 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.

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 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 Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge is 1 hours and 20 minutes. The Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge 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 Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge 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 participant 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.

Pram Information


Prams are permitted in the Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge only and must start at the back of the field. All prams must be registered and display the appropriate wristband to be allowed access to the course.

Please note that there is no charge for the child being pushed in the pram, however the child will not receive any finishers’ rewards. In order to receive these rewards the child must be entered in to the race and pay the appropriate entry fee as per the usual entry process.

Please complete the relevant field within the entry form for pram access. If you have already entered and not completed this section and wish to run with a pram please complete the Accompanying Pram form and email to 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. Read the Terms & Conditions for Pram Access.

Purchase your race 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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