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Road Closures

To ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and spectators, police-controlled road closures will be in place from Paradise Point to Burleigh Heads.

Saturday 6 July: Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 11am.

Sunday 7 July: Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 2:30pm.

Access to your premises will be permitted under the direction of police and traffic controllers. However, you may experience delays to ensure event safety. If possible, we suggest those affected make alternative arrangements on this weekend to avoid delays and to assist in minimising traffic congestion.

The success of this great community event relies heavily on local support. We encourage all Gold Coast residents and businesses to join in on the event’s excitement and atmosphere by decorating your home or business, promoting a marathon special to entice participants to your business, screening the live webcast or participating in one of our eight races. See when the runners will be passing through your area here.

2019 Course Changes

Please note the course changes this year to include the Gold Coast Highway in Mermaid Beach to accommodate growing participation in the event. Police-controlled road closures and reduced speed limits will be in place in the Mermaid Beach area on Sunday 7 July from 3:30am to 12pm. Changed traffic conditions in the Mermaid Beach area will be as follows:

  • Full road closures will be in place for Hedges Avenue from 3:30am to 12pm, Alexandra Avenue to Seashell Avenue.
  • The Gold Coast Highway between Alexandra Avenue and Seashell Avenue will be open with reduced speed limits with the following changes from 3:30am to 10am:
    • Right turns and U-turns are are prohibited for north bound traffic.
    • Left turns into side streets (between Mermaid Ave and Seashell Ave) are prohibited for southbound traffic.
    • Vehicles entering the highway from the east are permitted to turn left to travel south at the discretion of the traffic controller (when there are gaps between runners). Please note there will be significant delays from 7:30am – 9:30am.

Community Guide

Download the 2019 Community Guide for more information about road closures.

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Road Closures

Saturday 6 July

Road Closures | Saturday 6 July
Labrador
Marine Parade: Burrows Street to Brisbane Road 3:30am – 11am
Brisbane Road: Turpin Road to Marine Parade (eastbound lanes) 3:30am – 11am
Marine Parade: Brisbane Rd to Broad Street 3:30am – 11am
Frank Street 3:30am – 11am
Marine Parade: Broad Street to Frank Street 3:30am – 11am
Central Street: Frank Street to Marine Parade 3:30am – 11am
Southport
Marine Parade: Frank Street to North Street 3:30am – 11am
North Street: High Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes) 3:30am – 11am
Marine Parade: North Street to Ada Bell Way 3:30am – 11am
Queen Street: Scarborough Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes) 6am – 7:30am
Southport Bridge- FULL CLOSURE
Gold Coast Hwy: Ada Bell Way to Tedder Ave 6am – 7:30am

Road Closures

Sunday 7 July

Road Closures | Sunday 7 July
Paradise Point
The Esplanade: Donald Ave to Falkinder Ave 3:30am – 9am
Bayview Street: Falkinder Ave to Matthew Flinders Drive 3:30am – 9am
Hollywell
Bayview Street: Matthew Flinders Drive to Holly Ave 3:30am – 9am
Runaway Bay
Bayview Street: Holly Ave to Lae Drive 3:30am – 9am
Lae Drive: Bayview Street to Morala Ave 3:30am – 9am
Bayview Street: Lae Drive to Jennifer Ave 3:30am – 9am
Bayview Street: Jennifer Ave to Ocean Street 3:30am – 2:30pm
Biggera Waters
Marine Parade: Ocean Street to Brisbane Road 3:30am – 2:30pm
Labrador
Brisbane Road: Turpin Road to Marine Parade (Eastbound lanes) 3:30am – 2:30pm
Marine Parade: Brisbane Road to Broad Street 3:30am – 2:30pm
Frank Street 3:30am – 2:30pm
Marine Parade: Broad Street to Frank Street 3:30am – 2:30pm
Southport
Marine Parade: Frank Street to North Street 3:30am – 2:30pm
North Street: High Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes) 3:30am – 2:30pm
Marine Parade: North Street to Ada Bell Way 3:30am – 2:30pm
Gold Coast Hwy: Ada Bell Way to Waterways Drive (Southbound Lanes) 3:30am – 2:30pm
Southport Bridge
Gold Coast Hwy: Ada Bell Way to Tedder Ave 7:15am – 7:50am
Main Beach
Waterways Drive: Gold Coast Hwy to MacArthur Parade 3:30am – 1pm
Main Beach Parade: Waterways Drive to MacArthur Parade 3:30am – 1pm
Main Beach Parade: MacArthur Parade to Ferny Ave 3:30am – 1pm
Surfers Paradise
Esplanade: Ferny Ave to Clifford Street 3:30am – 12pm
Northcliffe Terrace: Clifford Street to Fern Street 3:30am – 12pm
Old Burleigh Road: Fern Street to First Ave 3:30am – 12pm
Broadbeach
Broadbeach Blvd: First Ave to Queensland Ave 3:30am – 12pm
Old Burleigh Rd: Queensland Ave to Alexandra 3:30am – 12pm
Alexandra Ave 3:30am – 10am
Mermaid Beach
Mermaid Ave 3:30am – 10am
*Gold Coast Hwy: Mermaid Ave to Seashell Ave 3:30am – 10am
Seashell Ave 3:30am – 10am
Hedges Ave: Alexandra Ave to Seashell Ave 3:30am – 12pm
Albatross Ave: Seashell Ave to Charlift Ave 3:30am – 12pm
Miami
Marine Parade: Chairlift Ave to Hythe Street 3:30am – 12pm
Hythe Street 3:30am – 11am
*Gold Coast Hwy: Hythe Street to Kratzmann 3:30am – 11am
Burleigh Heads
Kelly Ave 3:30am – 11am
Kratzmann Ave 3:30am – 11am
The Esplanade: Kelly Ave to Gold Coast Hwy 3:30am – 11am

*Road open but changed traffic conditions apply.

Travel tips

If you live in affected suburbs or need to access these suburbs during the Gold Coast Marathon weekend, please consider these travel tips:
  • Add additional time to your journey in anticipation of delays.
  • Due to this event, traffic in Southport and surrounding suburbs will be heavily congested.
  • Use either Benowa or Currumburra Roads when travelling north and south.
  • Use High Street and Scarborough Street to access parking in Southport.
  • Use Olsen Avenue and Oxley Drive to enter/exit Labrador, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point.
  • Avoid travelling along the Gold Coast Highway between Southport and Mermaid Beach as heavy traffic delays are expected from 7am to 12pm on Sunday 7 July.
  • Use Tedder Avenue as the main thoroughfare to get to The Spit on Sunday 7 July, as it will be under police direction.
  • If coming from Brisbane or the north along the Pacific Motorway (M1), use Nerang-Broadbeach Road to access Surfers Paradise or any suburbs further south.
  • Access across the course will be permitted under the direction of traffic controllers and police when deemed safe. There will be periods when the number of runners using the road restricts access.

Tow Away Zones

Parking restrictions will apply on the course and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Refer to event signage for these locations.

Broadwater Parklands Car Park (Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Car Park)

The Broadwater Parklands Car Park in Southport will be fully closed from 5am Monday 24 June through to 5pm Thursday 11 July.

Boat Ramps

Access to boat ramps along the event course will be restricted during the race weekend. Please refer to the road closure summary for details.

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