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Choose a charity with Grassrootz

Make your participation mean more in this year’s Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon, by fundraising for a cause close to your heart. Simply select your chosen charity during registration, or visit this link to get started. It’s that easy to make a change! Get in touch with our friendly support team for more information on

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On average, one Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) is dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention, and early detection. It’s vision is for a cancer free future.
Cancer Council Queensland is one of the official charity partners of Gold Coast Marathon and is integral to this annual event. CCQ helps with the promotion of Gold Coast Marathon, and on the day, will be managing the luggage tent, providing sunscreen, and cheering everyone on with a smile. By choosing to support Cancer Council Queensland, you are helping to make sure no Queenslander faces cancer alone.


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Founded on the Gold Coast in 2004, LIVIN has its headquarters in Burleigh Heads, a short run from the southern turn for the 42.2km race.

LIVIN is all about living your life at the top and breaking the stigma around mental health through connecting, supporting and encouraging one another to talk about feelings and challenges because “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”.

By choosing to support LIVIN, you’ll be helping thousands of young Australians access LIVINWell early education school programmes to promote wellness and positive living.


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How to become a “Headline Charity”

A new opportunity exists for our charity partners and a renewed fundraising focus for this iconic and longstanding event. This opportunity will give charities the ability to acquire new supporters through the event by listing charities more prominently, which will be viewed by all event participants. 12 x Headline packages up for grabs.

Make 2021 your year by registering your charities interest here.

How to register a charity in Grassrootz

Getting setup on Grassrootz is quick and easy.

The first step to get yourselves up and running is to create your Grassrootz account. The link to create the account is here:

Once you have created your account, follow the steps below to complete the set up and get connected to events, as well as create campaigns and fundraisers.

  1. Login to Grassrootz here:
  2. Once logged in you will be prompted to connect your Stripe account, in the top left-hand corner there will be a prompt to link a payment gateway.