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Race Precinct

Race Precinct Map

Location of Race Precinct

The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.

It is where the start and finish lines are located and is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend. With huge numbers of people converging on the Race Precinct on race weekend, it is important to plan in advance how you will get to and from there.

Regardless of whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram, get dropped off or walk if you are staying close by, ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get there.

View directions to the Broadwater Parklands.

Getting to the Race Precinct


It is recommended you arrive at the Race Precinct one hour before your race starts and to the start area at least 20 minutes before the gun goes. If you are not at the start area when the gun is fired, you may not be allowed to start.

Visit Transport for more information.

Pedestrian Crossings


Pedestrian crossings on the Gold Coast Highway to access Race Precinct, will be located at Ada Bell Way (one crossing), Marine Parade (one crossing), Nerang Street (one crossing & two crossings south of Nerang Street), Nind Street (one crossing) and North Street (one crossing).

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Start Lines


There are two start lines.

The southern start line is located on the Gold Coast Highway adjacent to the Nerang Street intersection. This start line will be used for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, Wheelchair 15km and the Southern Cross University 10km Run with all races heading south in the eastern lane.

The northern start line is located on the Gold Coast Highway adjacent to Marshall Lane. This start line will be used for the ASICS Half Marathon, The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge and the Zespri 4km and 2km Junior Dash with all races heading north in the western lanes.

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Finish Line


All races except for the Wheelchair 15km will finish on the eastern side of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, between the Aquatic Centre and the Broadwater.

There will be a single finish chute with only one race finishing at the one time providing even more space and prestige for runners completing their race.

The Wheelchair 15km will finish at the 15km point on the Gold Coast Airport Marathon course (close to Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads).

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Nu-Pure Recovery Area


After crossing the finish line, runners will enter the participant-only Nu-Pure Recovery Area.

Within this area, runners will have access to a medical centre, lemon and lime Endura Rehydration Formula, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit and bottled Nu-Pure water.

It is here where runners will be rewarded for their efforts with a commemorative medal (all finishers) and a finishers’ shirt (Gold Coast Airport Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Southern Cross University 10km Run and The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge finishers).

Visit Aid Stations, Personal Refreshments & Medical for more information.

Event Lawn


All presentations will be conducted on the Channel 9 Stage on the event lawn. A big screen with race vision will be situated next to the stage.

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Information Booth


The Information Booth will be located at the Race Precinct event lawn on Saturday and Sunday.

The booth will be for all event-related enquiries such as directions and maps, the central point for lost property and includes computer terminals for you to view live race day results.

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Food and beverages


A wide variety of food and drinks will be available in the Race Precinct.

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10, 20 & 30 Year Club


Inductees can collect their commemorative polo shirts, certificates and trophies from the 10, 20 & 30 Year Clubhouse on the event lawn. While past and present Gold Coast Marathon Legends can catch up with old friends and welcome new runners at the Gold Coast Marathon Legends Clubhouse both located at the finishers’ corner.

Inductees and Gold Coast Marathon Legends will have the opportunity to meet event ambassadors at scheduled times over race weekend and have special access to a pre-race baggage drop and complimentary post-race massage service.

Visit 10, 20, 30 Year Club for more information.

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Toilet hubs can be found throughout the Race Precinct. Please refer to the Race Precinct map for the toilet hub locations, such as the event lawn, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Anzac Park.

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Baggage Drop


You can leave belongings at the Baggage Drop tent located on the eastern side of the event lawn from 5:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday 1 July and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July.

Belongings should be placed in a plastic bag affixed with the tear-off tag on your race number. Use the tent designated to your specific race to retrieve your luggage. Volunteers will take the utmost care to secure the tents, however valuables should not be left in bags.

Belongings must be collected before 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.

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Clothes left at the Start Line


Clothing left at the start line and Race Precinct will be donated to charity.

Lost Persons Tent


If you are unable to locate a family member or friend, please visit the Lost Persons Tent. It is located opposite the entrance of Marathon Headquarters at the Race Precinct.

Our staff and volunteers manning the Lost Persons Tent have resources to help you reunite with your loved ones. Our procedures are reviewed and approved by the Queensland Police Service.

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All presentations will be conducted on the event lawn stage.

Visit Prizes and Rewards to view the presentation schedule.

Spectator Viewing


Be a part of buzz and excitement of Australia’s leading marathon by lining the Gold Coast streets from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage thousands of runners to marathon glory.

Celebrate good times and soak up the thriving atmosphere with live local entertainment at various vantage points along the 42.195 kilometre course.

You can also follow a runner’s progression via our results feed or live webcast.

Visit Supporters for more information.