Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Zespri 4km Junior Dash


Race Information


Distance 4km
Date Saturday 2 July
Recommended arrival time 8:40am
Start time 9:40am
Ages 5 – 14


Check In Before Your Race


Before participating in the Zespri 4km Junior Dash 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

Parental Information


Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children competing in the Zespri 4km Junior Dash. If you feel that your child needs to be accompanied then they should participate in the Zespri 2km Junior Dash (ages 5-10).

Parent Recovery Access


Parents/guardians of Zespri 4km 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 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 have a number of travel options and information to assist you get to the start line including G:link and shuttle bus timetables, car parking, drop off zones, charter bus drop off zone and road closures.

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 Zespri 4km Junior Dash is 40 minutes. The Zespri 4km Junior Dash 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 Zespri 4km Junior Dash 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 Zespri 4km 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.

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 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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