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The Gold Coast Marathon is run by Events Management Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation, and we would not be able to deliver Australia’s leading marathon without volunteers. The time and resources provided by volunteers in the lead up to and over race weekend ensures the event is a success each year. The benefits are not entirely for the event. Volunteering is a great way to meet a variety of people from all walks of life and you’ll have fun while giving back to the community. The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years of age.

Volunteer applications will open in March 2020.

Reasons to volunteer

  • Try something different and new
  • Opportunities to develop friendships
  • Learn new skills
  • Challenge one’s personal confidence
  • Gain credit for university placements, experience and contacts within the
    events industry
  • Experience for future employment within the industry

Volunteer roles available:

  • Internships
  • General volunteers
  • Japanese interpreters
  • Chinese interpreters
  • Community Groups

Internships include:

  • Marketing and PR
  • Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Volunteers
  • Information Booth
  • Registrations
  • 10, 20 & 30 Year Club
  • Athlete Services


General volunteer roles include:

  • Registration check in attendant
  • Help Desk
  • Timing device attendant
  • iPad attendant
  • Stock controller
  • Usher/ meet and greet
  • Information Booth
  • Athlete escort
  • 10, 20 & 30 year clubhouse attendant
  • Gold pass assistant
  • Directional attendants

Community Groups

Community Group roles available:

  • Aid stations
  • Road marshals
  • Exit tents
  • Recovery area
  • Recovery refreshments
  • Start line loading zone attendants
  • Bump out crew

For more information on community groups please click here

Elite Athlete Assistants

The Elite Athlete Assistant is a key volunteer role of the Sport Services Department, the role is to assist primarily in the management of the elite athlete program as well as various other roles on race weekend.
  • Assist with greeting international and domestic elite athletes, coaches and support staff to the lounge
  • Assist with general athlete enquires about the event or local area
  • Communication between elite athletes and hotel staff as required
  • Assist with ensuring elite athletes are in attendance at the elite media conference and marathon technical meeting
  • Manage dedicated athlete meal services
  • Manage dedicated massage service
  • Assist with the preparation of personal refreshments for athletes prior to race day
  • Assisting athletes to shuttle on race morning



Express your interest in volunteering at the 2020 Gold Coast Marathon.


Volunteer Coordinator
(07) 5668 9888