Location of Race Precinct
The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.
It is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend and features the start and finish lines, event entertainment lawn, food and beverages, toilets, baggage drop, information booth, alost persons’ tent and it’s easily accesible via the G:link rail and shuttle buses.
Getting to the Race Precinct
It is recommended you arrive at the Race Precinct one hour before your race starts and to your start zone at least 20 minutes before the starter’s gun fires. If you are not at the start area when the gun is fired, you may not be allowed to start.
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 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, Gold Coast Airport 5.7km Challenge and the 4km and 2km Junior Dash with all races heading north in the western lanes.
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 Marathon course (close to Fourth Avenue, Burleigh Heads).
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, Endura Rehydration Formula, fruit and bottled Nu-Pure water. It is here where runners will receive their finisher rewards.
The Event Lawn features the Channel 9 stage where all presentations are conducted, a big screen with live race vision, a variety of food and beverages, baggage drop and the 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.
10, 20 & 30 Year Club
10, 20 & 30 Year inductees can collect their commemorative polo shirts, certificates and trophies from the 10, 20 & 30 Year Clubhouse on the eastern side of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. 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 also 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.
Toilet hubs can be found throughout the Race Precinct. Toilet hub locations include on the event lawn, the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Anzac Park.
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 30 June 2018 and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 1 July 2018.
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 1 July or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.
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 next to the First Aid Tent and opposite the Information Booth. 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.
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. 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.