To ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and spectators, police-controlled road closures will be in place from Paradise Point to Burleigh Heads.
Saturday 3 July: Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 12pm.
Sunday 4 July: Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 1:30pm.
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.
New traffic arrangements for Biggera Waters to Paradise Point due to 2021 race schedule change
Please note the race schedule changes this year include the ASICS Half Marathon being moved from Sunday to Saturday. Police-controlled road closures and reduced speed limits will be in place on Saturday 3 July in the Biggera Waters to Paradise Point area.
Changed traffic conditions in the area will be as follows:
- Full road closures will be in place for Marine Parade from 3:30am to 9am, Ocean Street to Brisbane Road
- Full road closures will be in place for Bayview Street from 3:30am to 9am, Ocean Street to Falkinder Avenue
- Full road closures will be in place for The Esplanade from 3:30am to 9am, Falkinder Avenue to Mallard Avenue
Saturday 3 July
|Road Closures | Saturday 3 July|
|The Esplanade: Donald Ave to Falkinder Ave||3:30am – 9am|
|Bayview Street: Falkinder Ave to Matthew Flinders Drive||3:30am – 9am|
|Bayview Street: Matthew Flinders Drive to Holly Ave||3:30am – 9am|
|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 – 9am|
|Marine Parade: Ocean Street to Brisbane Road||3:30am – 9am|
|Brisbane Road: Turpin Road to Marine Parade (eastbound lanes)||3:30am – 11am|
|Marine Parade: Brisbane Rd to Broad Street||3:30am – 9am|
|Marine Parade: Broad Street to Frank Street||3:30am – 11:30am|
|Marine Parade: Frank Street to North Street||3:30am – 12pm|
|North Street: High Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes)||3:30am – 12pm|
|Marine Parade: North Street to Ada Bell Way||3:30am – 12pm|
*Road open but changed traffic conditions apply.
Sunday 4 July
|Road Closures | Sunday 4 July|
|Bayview Street: Jennifer Ave to Ocean Street||3:30am – 12:30pm|
|Marine Parade: Ocean Street to Brisbane Road||3:30am – 12:30pm|
|Brisbane Road: Turpin Road to Marine Parade (Eastbound lanes)||3:30am – 12:30pm|
|Marine Parade: Brisbane Road to Broad Street||3:30am – 12:30pm|
|Frank Street||3:30am – 12:30pm|
|Marine Parade: Broad Street to Frank Street||3:30am – 12:45pm|
|Marine Parade: Frank Street to North Street||3:30am – 1:00pm|
|North Street: High Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes)||3:30am – 1:00pm|
|Marine Parade: North Street to Ada Bell Way||3:30am – 1:00pm|
|Gold Coast Hwy: Ada Bell Way to Waterways Drive (Southbound Lanes)||3:30am – 11:30am|
|Queen Street: Scarborough Street to Gold Coast Hwy (Eastbound lanes)||5:30am – 7:30am|
|Southport Bridge- FULL CLOSURE|
|Gold Coast Hwy: Ada Bell Way to Tedder Ave||5:30am – 7:30am|
|Waterways Drive: Gold Coast Hwy to MacArthur Parade||3:30am – 11:30am|
|Main Beach Parade: Waterways Drive to MacArthur Parade||3:30am – 11:30am|
|Main Beach Parade: MacArthur Parade to Ferny Ave||3:30am – 11:30am|
|Esplanade: Ferny Ave to Clifford Street||3:30am – 11am|
|Northcliffe Terrace: Clifford Street to Fern Street||3:30am – 10:45am|
|Old Burleigh Road: Fern Street to First Ave||3:30am – 10:30am|
|Broadbeach Blvd: First Ave to Queensland Ave||3:30am – 10:30am|
|Old Burleigh Rd: Queensland Ave to Alexandra||3:30am – 10:30am|
|Hedges Ave: Alexandra Ave to Seashell Ave||3:30am – 10am|
|Albatross Ave: Seashell Ave to Charlift Ave||3:30am – 10am|
|Marine Parade: Chairlift Ave to Hythe Street||3:30am – 10am|
|Hythe Street||3:30am – 9:30am|
|*Gold Coast Hwy: Hythe Street to Kratzmann||3:30am – 9:30am|
|Kelly Ave||3:30am – 9:30am|
|Kratzmann Ave||3:30am – 9:30am|
|The Esplanade: Kelly Ave to Gold Coast Hwy||3:30am – 9:30am|
*Road open but changed traffic conditions apply.
- 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 4 July.
Use Tedder Avenue as the main thoroughfare to get to The Spit on Sunday 4 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 21 June through to 5pm Thursday 8 July.
Access to boat ramps along the event course will be restricted during the race weekend. Please refer to the road closure summary for details.