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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 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

Community Guide

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Road Closures

Saturday 3 July

Road Closures | Saturday 3 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 – 9am
Biggera Waters
Marine Parade: Ocean Street to Brisbane Road 3:30am – 9am
Labrador
Brisbane Road: Turpin Road to Marine Parade (eastbound lanes) 3:30am – 11am
Marine Parade: Brisbane Rd to Broad Street 3:30am – 9am
*Frank Street
Marine Parade: Broad Street to Frank Street 3:30am – 11:30am
Southport
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.

Road Closures

Sunday 4 July

Road Closures | Sunday 4 July
Runaway Bay
Bayview Street: Jennifer Ave to Ocean Street 3:30am – 12:30pm
Biggera Waters
Marine Parade: Ocean Street to Brisbane Road 3:30am – 12:30pm
Labrador
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
Southport
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
Main Beach
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
Surfers Paradise
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
Broadbeach Blvd: First Ave to Queensland Ave 3:30am – 10:30am
Old Burleigh Rd: Queensland Ave to Alexandra 3:30am – 10:30am
Mermaid Beach
Hedges Ave: Alexandra Ave to Seashell Ave 3:30am – 10am
Albatross Ave: Seashell Ave to Charlift Ave 3:30am – 10am
Miami
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
Burleigh Heads
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.

Travel tips

If you live in affected suburbs or need to access these suburbs during the Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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 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.

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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