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Pace Runners

The Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers assist participants with their time goals in the Gold Coast Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon and Southern Cross University 10km Run. Pacers are experienced runners who aim to maintain an even pace throughout the race with the goal to have you finishing slightly faster (30 seconds or so) than your goal time.

For easy visibility, the pace runners will be carrying a goal time high amongst the starting runners. Each pace runner will also wear a singlet with the goal time marked on the back. It’s important to know the start zone your pace runner will be in and ensure you choose the same start zone when you enter so you can start the race near your pace runner.

2024 pace runner information will be available closer to the event.

2023 Pace Times:

Gold Coast Marathon

3 hrs
3 hrs 10 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
3 hrs 30 mins
3 hrs 40 mins
3 hrs 50 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 15 mins
4 hrs 30 mins
4 hrs 45 mins
5 hrs
5 hrs 30 mins
6 hrs
Chaser 6hrs 40mins

ASICS Half Marathon

1 hr 24mins
1 hr 30 mins
1 hr 40 mins
1 hr 50 mins
2 hrs
2 hrs 10 mins
2 hrs 20 mins
Chaser 3hrs 20mins

Southern Cross University 10km Run

40 mins
50 mins
60 mins
1 hr 10 mins