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Please note that entries are currently closed for the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When are entries open?

Entries open Tuesday 15 February 2022, 9am (AEST)

If I had a GCM21 Entry and chose to rollover to GCM22 – when will I receive confirmation of my entry?

All entrants who chose to rollover their entry from GCM21 to GCM22 will receive a confirmation of their GCM22 entry when entries open.

You will be able to make any updates you need to via the Update my Entry portal including upgrading or downgrading your race distance. You will also be able to transfer your entry to someone else should you no longer be able to attend.

Confirmation will be sent via email to the email you registered with your GCM21 entry. If you need to update this please email us on info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au

Will I be able to enter two events in 2022? 

Yes absolutely, please select the “Enter another race” option on your summary page after completing your first registration. 

If you have already registered and wish to enter a second event please complete the registration form for your second entry adding a middle initial to your first name. If you do not have a middle initial please feel free to choose any alphabet letter you like.  As an example, first entry – John Smith, second entry – John F Smith. 

Run the Gold Coast Double 63.3km and earn some extra bling! Compete in the Half Marathon on Saturday and the full Marathon on Sunday and celebrate your awesome achievement of endurance with an extra medal. 

Other possible double entry combinations: 

Saturday – 5km Fun Run, Sunday  Marathon
Saturday  Half Marathon, Sunday  10km Run
Saturday  Half Marathon, Saturday  5km Fun Run
Saturday – 5km Fun Run, Sunday  10km Run
Saturday – 4km Junior Dash, Sunday – 10km Run (only available to those aged 12, 13 or 14)  

Please note due to timing, you will be unable to enter both the Marathon and 10km events. 

 

What are the age restrictions for each event? 

  • Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 3 July 2022) 
  • CPL Wheelchair Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 3 July 2022) 
  • ASICS Half Marathon – minimum age is 15 years old (as at race day, Saturday 2 July 2022) 
  • Southern Cross University 10km Run – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Sunday 3 July 2022) 
  • CPL Wheelchair 10km – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Sunday 3 July 2022) 
  • Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run – no age restriction however all entrants under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 
  • Health and Wellbeing Queensland 4km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 14 years old (as at race day, Saturday 2 July 2022). 
  • Health and Wellbeing Queensland 2km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 10 years old (as at race day, Saturday 2 July 2022). 

Can I participate in a racing wheelchair?  

Racing wheelchair entrants are invited to compete in the CPL Wheelchair Marathon and CPL Wheelchair 10km. You must be 18 years or older for the CPL Wheelchair Marathon and 12 years or older for the CPL Wheelchair 10km.   

No hand cycles are permitted. The 2022 Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon is conducted under Athletics Australia, World Para Athletics and World Athletics rules which clearly state that the CPL Wheelchair Marathon is an athletics event and only a recognised racing wheelchair is permitted. No mechanical gears are permitted on the chair.  

Refer “Race Policies” for further information. 

Can I participate in a day wheelchair?  

The race organiser has strong risk management concerns about the inclusion of participants other than runners in our events based on the known congestion and inattentive behaviour of some runners and the potential for accidents to occur. Day wheelchairs may compete in any race (except for the CPL Wheelchair Marathon and the CPL Wheelchair 10km which are for racing wheelchair competitors only). For the safety of yourself and others, we recommend affixing a flag to your wheelchair and starting from the very rear of the starting field in each race. However, if you are an experienced participant you may elect to start in the start zone based on your anticipated finish time. Please note, age restrictions apply for each race.   

Hand cycles are not permitted.  

Refer “Race Policies” for further information.   

 

Junior Dash 

Can I run with my child in the Junior Dash? 

Health and Wellbeing Queensland 4km Junior Dash: Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children. 

Health and Wellbeing Queensland 2km Junior Dash: One parent/guardian is allowed to accompany a child free of charge if they deem this necessary. Please complete the accompanying parent details when registering your child. All accompanying parents will be required to wear specific passes to enter the course which will be supplied with the child’s race pack. If you deem it necessary to accompanying your child you must start with them in Start Zone B. 

How do I collect my child after the race? 

Included with the Junior Dash race number will be a parent recovery area access pass. This pass will allow one person per child access into the Junior Dash Recovery Area post race to collect your child. More information on the location of the Junior Dash Recovery Area will be provided with the race pack. 

Note: The recovery area pass will not enable you to accompany your child in the race. If you wish to accompany your child in the 2km Junior Dash please complete the accompanying parent details when registering your child. All accompanying parents will be required to wear specific passes to enter the course which will be supplied with the child’s race pack. 

Other

Can I participate with a baby in a pram? 

Yes, prams are permitted in the Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run and must start at the back of the field. Please complete the Accompanying Pram Section when registering to enter. If you would like the child to receive entrant rewards then you will need to enter them in to the event as well. 

What is an iTAB? 

An iTAB is a personalised medal insert, engraved with your name (maximum of 30 characters) and net time, that fits neatly in to the back of your finisher’s medal and is designed to take the place of traditional medal engraving. You can purchase an iTab as part of your registration. If you register and forget to add it you can purchase via the Update my Entry portal. iTABs are mailed to you after the event. 

What are the 10, 20 and 30 Year Clubs? 

If this is the year that you will complete either 10, 20 or 30 of one of the events at the Gold Coast Marathon, then you will be eligible to be inducted into the 10, 20 or 30 Year Club for that event. The years of completion do not need to be consecutive but do need to be in the same event. All new inductees will be awarded a certificate of recognition and commemorative polo shirt. In addition, new 20 Year Club inductees will receive a trophy. 

Please note Virtual 2020 Event results do not count towards 10, 20, 30 year club milestones.

If you are eligible for one of these clubs, on your registration select ‘Yes’ for the question regarding eligibility to be inducted into the 10, 20 or 30 year club. Then list your previous years of participation in the space provided. 

If you were approved for a club milestone for GCM21 and did not take part in the virtual event to complete your milestone run, please answer yes and you are welcome to write ‘Approved in 2021’ in the previous years of participation section.

Note:
– If you have completed the 7.5 Walk or 5.7km Fun Run previously, your participation in the Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run will count towards the ‘Walk’ club.
– If you we inducted in to a club for GCM21 by completing the virtual run, you will be invited to join us at the 10, 20, 30 Year tent for GCM22 to celebrate your milestone!

 

 

 

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