The 2018 Gold Coast Marathon Teams Challenge is a great team-building exercise and an excellent way to motivate your team, colleagues, families and friends to achieve a personal challenge together. Your team can choose to race in any of our eight races and all are welcome to select their own start zones. You do not have to race together in the same race or choose the same start zone.
Benefits of entering a team
- Celebrating personal achievements as a group
- Having fun together while increasing fitness
- Generating awareness and exposure for your organisation
- Viewing your team results all in one group via the team results portal
- Raising money for a chosen charity
- Opportunity to celebrate the good times with your team mates over a barbecue at your own tent in the race precinct!
- All teams entered with runners will be listed on the Gold Coast Marathon website and in the official program included in the Gold Coast Bulletin printed on race weekend
- Compete for team recognition with our Team Awards
Team entry options
Deferred Team – Register now and pay later (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
- Nominate a team manager to be responsible for setting the team up and paying for all team entries before the deferred team entries deadline of 29th April 2018.
- 10% discount off race entry fees, valid once 20 or more team members have registered.
- Eligible for group race number collection. Individuals are still asked to select a pickup location, however this is voided if the team manager has opted for group race number collection.
- Team members entries are confirmed once the team manager has made payment.
- Members can still enter after the deferred entry deadline however they will be required to pay on entry and will not be eligible for the teams 10% discount.
Non-Deferred Team – Register now and pay now
- All team members register and pay individually at the time of registration.
- Please note that this option will not access the discounted race entry fees.
- Only eligible for individual race number collection.
When registering, team managers must select their team’s challenge out of the following:
Corporate Teams Challenge
Corporate Teams Challenge includes workplace groups, university groups, organisations, their staff and families.
Fitness Teams Challenge
Fitness Teams Challenge includes gyms, personal training studios and running clubs.
School Teams Challenge
Schools Teams Challenge includes school groups and communities including teachers, students and their families. Universities are not included and must enter via Corporate Teams Challenge.
Social Teams Challenge
Social Teams Challenge includes social groups, community organisations or a group of friends keen to complete the challenge.
All teams entered will be eligible for the following awards. Winning teams will receive web and social media recognition along with a winner’s plaque.
Largest Team Award
This awards the largest team in each category based on the final number of entrants recorded on Thursday 31 May 2018. Winners will be announced on race weekend and teams can collect their plaques on their chosen day.
Good Times Award
This awards the best team spirit leading up to and on race weekend. Post pictures of your team training on social media using #GCM18 and kit yourselves out in team attire. Winners will be announced post event and plaques sent via post.
Celebrate the good times with your team over a barbecue in your own tent within the race precinct. Team tents can be hired for Saturday 30 June and/or Sunday 1 July and are assigned on a first in first served basis. Team tents are available exclusively to pre-registered teams and can be booked via your team manager login. Please note that you must have an entrant in your team in order to access the form and book. If a tent package does not appear this will indicate that those tents are sold out.
Team Tent Packages
Team tents can be hired from Tuesday 5 December at 9am (Qld). Tents are assigned on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. Tents are available exclusively to pre-registered teams and can be booked via your team manager login. Tent bookings are now closed.
For more information visit Team Tent Packages.
View Team Tent Map.
Space Only Tents
The Space Only tent area is located north of Nind Street in Broadwater Parklands between Nind and North Street. Spaces cannot be reserved and the area will be occupied on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. There is strictly a one tent limit per team. BBQs are not allowed in the space only area.
For more information visit Space Only Tents.
Five tips to help recruit team members
1. Encourage your friends, family, colleagues and school mates to join your team by sharing ‘12 reasons to run for the good times in 2018‘ on Facebook.
2. Send an email to your friends, family, colleagues and school mates encouraging them not to miss out on the good times and join you on the 2018 Gold Coast Marathon start line. Email a friend.
3. Display your team poster in a prominent position in your office, gym, school or club where potential team members will see it. Download your team poster.
4. Host some group runs, chat about the team along the way and celebrate the run with a coffee afterwards.
5. Create Facebook, Twitter or Instagram profiles for your team to share photos, videos and updates so your members can encourage and inspire others to join.