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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Race Entries

What date is the Gold Coast Marathon?

Gold Coast Marathon presented by ASICS and associated events will take place on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 July 2024.

Saturday 6 July:
Half Marathon
Gold Coast Airport 5km
Wheelchair 4km
4km Junior Dash
2km Junior Dash

Sunday 7 July:
ASICS Gold Coast Marathon
CPL Wheelchair Marathon
Southern Cross University 10km Run
CPL Wheelchair 10km

Are your race AIMS Certified?

Yes, all our event distances are AIMS Certified and eligible for qualifiers.

Has the Marathon and Half Marathon sold out?

Yes, the Marathon and Half Marathon events are currently sold out and in waitlist mode. If you are interested in running in the Marathon or the Half Marathon please enter the waitlist as soon as possible, there is no charge to do so.

If you would like to be guaranteed to run on race weekend we highly recommend you register for the 10km Run now as we predict that this will also sell out. If we are able to offer you an entry in the Marathon or Half Marathon you will be able to upgrade your entry by paying the difference in fees.

Please note that at this stage our allocations have reached capacity, we hope to provide the next update to those on the waitlist at the end of April.

When do entries close?

Saturday races must register and collect their race number prior to 8:00pm on Friday 5 July.

All Sunday races must register and collect their race number prior to 4:00pm on Saturday 6 July.

Please note that all races are capped to allow for safety and experience of our entrants and these caps may be reached prior to closing dates. Please register as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Will I be able to enter two or more events in 2024? 

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

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. An entry in each race is all that is required to secure your 63.3 entry, please ensure your surname, email and DOB are the same for each race entry.

If you have already entered and wish to add another race please complete a new entry to do so.

Other possible double entry combinations: 

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

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? 

  • ASICS Gold Coast Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 7 July 2024) 
  • CPL Wheelchair Marathon – minimum age is 18 years old (as at race day, Sunday 7 July 2024) 
  • Half Marathon – minimum age is 15 years old (as at race day, Saturday 6 July 2024) 
  • Southern Cross University 10km Run – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Sunday 7 July 2024) 
  • CPL Wheelchair 10km – minimum age is 12 years old (as at race day, Sunday 7 July 2024) 
  • Gold Coast Airport 5km – no age restriction however all entrants under 12 must be accompanied by a registered adult. 
  • 4km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 14 years old (as at race day, Saturday 6 July 2024). 
  • Wheelchair 4km – minimum age is 8 years old (as at race day, Saturday 6 July 2024)
  • 2km Junior Dash – the entrant must be between 5 and 10 years old (as at race day, Saturday 6 July 2024). 

Why is there a cut-off policy for each race?

Each race of the Gold Coast Marathon presented by ASICS has an official cut off time in which entrants must complete their race. These cut off times are enforced so roads can be reopened to the public in accordance with event permits. These are all based off the gun time (i.e. the time from when the starting gun is fired).

View cut-off policy and times

I can’t make it on race weekend, can I still compete and earn the #GCM24 Finishers Rewards?

Yes absolutely, please check out our Virtual Event details.

I can no longer participate in the event I entered, can I get a refund?

There are no refunds payable unless expressly permitted by law.

If you can no longer participate in the event for which you are currently entered, you are able to downgrade to a lower distance. Please complete a race change via the Update my Entry portal.

If you are no longer able to participate in the event at all, you are able to transfer your entry to another person or compete in the Virtual Event:

  1. Transfer your entry: please complete your transfer via the Update my Entry portal
  2. Compete in the Virtual Event: Email info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au

In the situation of an event distance selling out and a waitlist activated, refunds will be considered in that distance. Those entrants no longer able to attend the event can apply for a refund by email up to 31st May. Any requests beyond this date will revert to our standard policy of no refunds payable unless expressly permitted by law. If a refund is approved the amount paid will be subject to an administration fee of $20.00.

How do I get my name printed on my Race Number?

If you register prior to 31 May you will get to choose a name/nickname to be printed on your race number within your registration form. Entries after this date will receive #GCM24 printed on their race number in the name/nickname space.

Please note that if you choose to change your race distance after 31 May you will be issued with a new race number for your new race distance and this new race number will have #GCM24 printed on it.

Can I participate in a racing wheelchair?  

Racing wheelchair entrants are invited to compete in the CPL Wheelchair Marathon, CPL Wheelchair 10km and Wheelchair 4km. You must be 18 years or older for the CPL Wheelchair Marathon, 12 years or older for the CPL Wheelchair 10km and 8 years or older for the Wheelchair 4km.   

No hand cycles are permitted. The 2024 Gold Coast Marathon presented by ASICS 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, CPL Wheelchair 10km and Wheelchair 4km 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.   

Teams

How do I register a team?

Your team manager will need to visit the Team Manager Portal to register your team name and code. Once this registration has been completed, individuals will be able to select their team from a drop down selection within the entry form,

Register your team

Please note if you have team members competing virtually, you will also need to create a team via the Virtual system as the registration systems are unrelated.

Do all team members have to be in the same event?

Your team can choose to race in any of our eight races and each individual is welcome to select their own start zone. You do not have to race together in the same race or choose the same start zone.

Are there team tents available?

There are two options for team tents:

  1. You can hire a tent on the finish chute / finish line (6×6 and 3×3 tent with courtyard)
  2. You can BYO a gazebo or pop-up tent for the park section on Marine Parade between Nind and North Street (just prior to the finish chute)

Bookings for tents on the finish chute / finish line are available via the team manager login.

BYO tents do not need to be booked and are assigned on a first come first serve basis.

More details

I have already registered, how do I add myself to a team?

You can add yourself to your team via the Update my Entry Portal. Once logged in select Update Race Details and complete the team entry details section.

Update my Entry

Junior Dash

Can I run with my child in the Junior Dash? 

4km Junior Dash: Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children. 

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 towards the back of the start zone. 

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 entrants 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. 

Elite / Priority Starts

I wish to apply for a Seeded (Elite) start or a Priority (Sub-elite) start – what are the qualifying times?

Seeded (Elite) Qualifying times (achieved since 1 January, 2022):

Marathon – Sub 2:25:00 (men) and sub 2:55:00 (women);
Half Marathon – Sub 1:08:00 (men) and sub 1:20:00 (women);
10km Run – Sub 32:00 (men) and sub 38:00 (women);
5km Run – Sub 17:00 (men) and sub 19:00 (women).

Priority (Sub-elite) Qualifying times (achieved since 1 January, 2019):

Marathon – Sub 2:38:00 (men) and sub 3:08:00 (women);
Half Marathon – Sub 1:16:00 (men) and sub 1:28:00 (women);
10km Run – Sub 37:00 (men) and sub 43:00 (women);
5km Run – Sub 19:00 (men) and sub 21:00 (women).

This is my first time at this distance, how can I provide a qualifying time if I have never raced this distance before?

If this will be your debut at this distance, please provide your best recent results over a shorter distance/s that demonstrates your current form in on track to run faster than the time listed for the race you have entered.

Marathon debut – your best recent Half Marathon result
Half Marathon debut – your best recent 10km result
10km debut – your best recent 5km result

How do I apply for a Seeded / Priority Start?

Please complete the details within your race registration form. You will need to provide us with a direct link to a previous qualifying result. Actual race results are preferred over Strava / virtual activity.

Please note the cut-off date for applications is 31 May 2024.

I have applied for a Seeded / Priority start – how do I know when this has been approved?

Email confirmation will be sent confirming your start. If you have provided a time outside of the automatic qualifying times or have provided a Strava / virtual result, your application may take longer to be approved / assessed.

 

Race Numbers

Race Number – Do I have to collect it?

You are required to collect your race number from the Check in Centre within the ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach.

Opening hours:
Thursday 4 July, 2024 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 5 July, 2024 8:00am – 8:00pm (Last day of collection for Saturday races)
Saturday 6 July, 2024 10:00am – 4:00pm

We recommend entrants collect their own race number. However, if you need someone to collect on your behalf, please provide them with a copy of your entry certificate (link on entry confirmation email).

Group collection and postage is offered for teams of 20+, please visit our teams entry page for more details.

Can someone else collect my race number of my behalf?

Yes absolutely, please send them a copy of your entry certificate (link on entry confirmation email) to take with them to collect.

Will there be a check in centre and expo for #GCM24?

Yes, the Check in Centre and Expo will be at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach. The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo is Australia’s largest running exhibition featuring a huge ASICS pop-up store with official merchandise, sports & leisure exhibitors, sponsor stands and photo opportunities.

Opening hours:
Thursday 4 July, 2024 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 5 July, 2024 8:00am – 8:00pm (Last day of collection for Saturday races)
Saturday 6 July, 2024 10:00am – 4:00pm

Do I have to wear my race number? & where do I attach it?

Yes absolutely, this is your proof of entry for the race, has your timing chip and will gain you access to the course. Please affix using the provided safety pins to the front of your singlet/t-shirt.

Race Transfers and Changes

Can I change races?

Yes, you can change your race up until entries close (entries close at 8:00pm Friday for the Saturday races and at 4:00pm Saturday for the Sunday races).

When downgrading your race distance, refunds will not be given. When upgrading your race, you will be required to pay the difference in entry fees. Please complete your upgrade/downgrade via the Update my Entry portal.

Please note that if you choose to change your race distance after 31 May you will need to be issued with a new race number and your name/nickname will no longer be available.

Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

Yes, entries can be transferred from one entrant to another. Transfers are only valid for the same year of entry. Please complete your transfer via the Update my Entry portal.

Scammers are actively trying to sell tickets to the Gold Coast Marathon. Please call the office on 07 5668 9888 to confirm any entries before agreeing to purchase. For further protection against scammers, we suggest using PayPal’s goods and services function to make payment for your ticket (not the friends and family option).

If downgrading your race distance once transferred, refunds will not be given. If upgrading your race, you will be required to pay the difference in entry fees. Upgrades and downgrades are only available where there is capacity in the distance you are transferring to.

Can I transfer my entry to the 2025 Gold Coast Marathon?

No. Transfers are only valid for the year of the event.

Can I change details on my race entry?

Yes, you can update your entry details, including your address, email, phone number, emergency contact, race distance and start zone. Please login to the Update my Entry portal to complete your change.

Please note if you need to change your name or date of birth you will need to email info@goldcoastmarathon.com.au to make the change.

Other

Can I participate with a baby in a pram? 

Yes, prams are permitted in the Gold Coast Airport 5km and must start at the back of the field. Please complete the Accompanying Pram Section when registering to enter for one course safety purposes. If you would like the child to receive entrant rewards then you will need to enter them in to the event with their own separate entry. 

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, 30 or 40 of one of the events at the Gold Coast Marathon presented by ASICS, then you will be eligible to be inducted into the 10, 20, 30 or 40 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. 

Note:
– If you have completed the 7.5 Walk or 5.7km Fun Run previously, your participation in the Gold Coast Airport 5km will count towards the ‘Walk’ club.
– Entries for the 10, 20, 30, 40 year club must be completed prior to 31 May in order to receive rewards on race weekend.

 

 

 

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