Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

marathon-aerial

The Experience

Awaiting the starter’s gun on the Gold Coast Airport Marathon start line is one of the most exciting and daunting experiences you’ll ever encounter. The positive yet nervous energy emitting from more than 5,500 marathoners builds an unforgettable atmosphere that is unique to this race.

Before you set off on your 42.195 kilometre journey, a rousing motivational speech from Australia’s greatest marathoner and event ambassador, Rob de Castella, will precede the national anthem. Rob will tell you that what you’re about to encounter will be the hardest thing you’ll most likely ever do. But he’ll also guarantee that the reward of finishing will outweigh the pain, discomfort and sacrifice you have endured to stand on the start line.

When the gun fires, you’ll start to make your way south. During the first kilometre, you’ll pass hundreds of friends, family and supporters who will be showering you with words of encouragement. Enjoy the views of the beautiful Broadwater as you cross Southport Bridge.

Enjoy the iconic points along this famous part of Australia’s coastline – Main Beach, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Mermaid Beach and Miami before rounding the turn at picturesque Burleigh Heads. Continue north as you make your way past the Race Precinct to the northern turn at Runaway Bay. Then it’s less than five kilometres until you reach the Gold Coast’s famous finish chute, the finish line and personal glory.

Race Information

marathon-race-information-409-272

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 3 July
Recommended arrival time 6:20am
Start time 7:20am
Minimum age 18

Check In Before Your Race

marathon-check-in-409-272

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.

Training

training-409-272

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

marathon-expo-409-272

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.

Course Map & Video

course-409-273

Visit Course Maps to familiarise yourself with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon course, refreshment stations, water stations and toilets.

Watch the course video.

Cut Off Times

marathon-cut-off-time-409-272

The cut off time for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon is 6 hours and 40 minutes. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon has official cut off times 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.

Start Zones

GCAM15-Marathon-Start-Zones-409-x-273

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

Visit Start Zones for more information.

Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pacers

marathon-pace-runners-409-272

Reach your goal running alongside the Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers.

Visit Pace Runners for more information.

Prizes & Rewards

marathon-prizes-rewards-409-272-v2

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.

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

baggage-drop-409-272

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

toilets-409-273

Toilets hubs can be found throughout the Race Precinct.

Visit Race Precinct for more information.

Supporters, Entertainment & Community Guide

supporters-409-272

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.

Audience Guide

audience-guide-409x273

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.

Purchase your iTab

marathon-prizes-rewards-409-272

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

marathon-results-409-272

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

Purchase your photos

marathon-photos-409-272

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.

Enter the Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Latest News

scu-busy-guide-848-565-1

The busy students’ guide to running

Are you a student struggling to juggle exercise and the demands of the busy lifestyle associated with higher education? Check out these tips from a professional psychologist and students who manage to fit running into their weekly schedules.

marathon-distance-training-848-565

Do you need to run the marathon distance in training?

Brad Beer, author of amazon.com best seller ‘You CAN Run Pain Free’, discusses whether you need to run 42.195 kilometres in training before you complete your debut marathon.

teams-feature-image-848-565

You cannot spell running without a ‘U’ and an ‘I’

Running is commonly thought of as being a solo activity, but it does not have to be. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon accepts teams of 20 or more participants encouraging you to have fun together while increasing fitness as either a corporate, fitness, social or school team.

Narelle-Lee-848x565

Women of Steel taking charge and pushing boundaries

59-year-old Narelle Lee will be representing the Women of Steel, a multicultural group of women from across Australia, at this year’s Gold Coast Airport Marathon to be held on Sunday 3 July.