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Transport

Whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram, get dropped off or walk if you are staying close by, it’s important to plan how you’ll get to and from the race precinct. Please ensure you arrive at least one hour before your race.

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G:link

Saturday 2 July

Services will operate on a 7.5 minute frequency from 4:00am – 10:00am. From 10:00am, services will operate as per the regular weekend schedule. Free travel to and from the Race Precinct (Southport Station) will only be available to registered participants between 4:00am – 1:00pm. Display your race number when boarding. Standard Translink fares apply to non-registered accompanying persons. Services now run from Broadbeach South to Helensvale.

Sunday 3 July

Services will operate on a 7.5 minute frequency from 4:00am – 7:00am. From 7:00am, services will operate as per the regular weekend schedule. Free travel to and from the Race Precinct (Southport Station) will only be available to registered participants between 4:00am – 1:30pm. Display your race number when boarding. Standard Translink fares apply to non-registered accompanying persons. Services now run from Broadbeach South to Helensvale.

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Bus

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July

To the Race Precinct

There will be a free shuttle bus for registered participants to the Race Precinct on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 July which will run on the ingress departing from 4:00am – 5:30am on Saturday and 4:00am – 5:15am on Sunday. Buses will be stationed on Gold Coast Highway at Appel Park in Surfers Paradise running in conjunction with the G:link. Bus collection points will be marked with signage and are 250m walk from the corner of Surfers Paradise Boulevard heading west down Cavill Avenue. Buses will depart when full. All inbound buses will terminate at the Southport Mall, a brief stroll to the Race Precinct. During peak operating times, this service will be exclusive to participants. In order to ensure all participants arrive with adequate race preparation time, the following will apply:

  • Entrants are required to present their race number when boarding the bus.
  • If demand warrants, priority will be allocated according to race start times.
  • Participants are encouraged to allow adequate time for travel and are advised that during peak times the shuttle bus service will be near capacity.

From the Race Precinct

Please note that there will be no return southern bus service from the Race Precinct. Please use the G:link or make other arrangements.

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Charter coach

Coaches can drop off and pick up runners on Scarborough Street just north of the intersection with the Nerang Street Mall (out the front of Gold Coast TAFE). It is a five minute walk to the Race Precinct down the Mall. An alternate zone is east of Australia Fair Shopping Centre on Marine Parade. It can be accessed from Scarborough Street, then onto Short Street, then a left onto Marine Parade.

Car

Drop Off Zone

The Drop Off Zone is on Davenport Street (north of Windmill Street). Vehicles are to access Davenport Street via Nerang Street and exit via Nind Street (westbound). The Drop Off Zone is a five minute walk to the Race Precinct along Nind Street (eastbound).

Parking

People with a disability parking permits may use the VIP car park at Carey Park in front of Australia Fair Shopping Centre.

Car Park Saturday 2 July Sunday 3 July
P1 Australia Fair Shopping Centre (east side) Open from 4am
0-3 hours free
Fees apply after 3 hours
Open from 4am
0-3 hours free.

Fees apply after 3 hours
P2 Carey Park, Marine Parade Limited parking available
Free until 9am
$2.10 per hour
Free *limited spaces
P3 Mal Burke Car Park, Hicks Street Free until 9am
$2.10 per hour
Free
P4 Athol Paterson, Suter Street Free until 9am
$2.10 per hour
Free

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Broadwater Parklands Car Park (Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Car Park)

The Broadwater Parklands Car Park in Southport will be fully closed from 5am Monday 20 June through to 5pm Thursday 7 July.

Tow Away Zones

Parking restrictions will apply on the course and vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Refer to event signage for these locations.

Pedestrian crossings

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

Boat Ramps

Access to boat ramps along the event course will be restricted during the race weekend. Please refer to the road closure summary for details.

Charter Boat

Gold Coast Watersports

Gold Coast Watersports is offering boat transfers from The Spits “Muriel Henchman Boat Ramp” across the water to Broadwater Parklands.

Where: Meet at Muriel Henchman Boat Ramp, The Spit, Main Beach (10mins prior to departure)

When:

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July, first boat departs at 4:30am (Muriel Henchman to Broadwater)

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 July, first boat departs at 4:45am (Broadwater to Muriel Henchman)

Departures: Running every 30mins.

Cost:

$20 per transfer per person – please have correct cash ready to go on the day.

Parking: Limited parking in the boat ramp itself but plenty along the spit.

Booking Requirements:

Transfers from Muriel Henchman to Broadwater must be booked in advance to guarantee your spot.

Transfers returning from Broadwater bookings are recommended but we will accept walk ups.

Register your transfers now:

Click on the link below to register you interest now – or text your name with ref “Marathon Transfers” to 0421 672 426

We will confirm your transfer within 24hrs

Please click here to register for your transfers now

Ferry Water Taxi

Hopo Gold Coast Ferry

Hopo Ferry is the City’s only dedicated ferry service.  The ferry is running a special service for the Sunday race between 4.30am and 9am, and will depart every 15 minutes from Marina Mirage Ferry Stop and Broadwater Parklands Ferry Stop

Where: Marina Mirage Ferry Stop, Marina Mirage 74 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach (near Sunset Bar & Grill Cafe) to Broadwater Parklands Ferry Stop (near The Rockpools)

When: Sunday 3 July 2022, first boat departs Marina Mirage at 4:30am to 9am

Departures: Running every 15 minutes

Cost: $10 one-way per person (or $20 return) please have correct cash or card ready to go on the day.

Parking: Free parking is available at Marina Mirage centre

Booking Requirements: Arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure, first come first served.  We have capacity for up to 50 guests per trip. See hopo.com.au/gcmarathon for more details

Road Closures

To ensure the safety of participants, volunteers and spectators, police-controlled road closures will be in place from Paradise Point to Burleigh Heads.

Saturday 2 July

Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 12pm.

Sunday 3 July

Roads will be closed from 3:30am and will progressively reopen as events are completed. All roads are scheduled to reopen by 2:00pm.

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Travel tips

If you live in affected suburbs or need to access these suburbs during the Gold Coast Marathon weekend, please consider these travel tips:
  • Add additional time to your journey in anticipation of delays.
  • Due to this event, traffic in Southport and surrounding suburbs will be heavily congested.
  • Avoid travelling along the Gold Coast Highway between Southport and Broadbeach as heavy traffic delays are expected from 6am to 12pm on Sunday 3 July.
  • Use either Benowa or Currumburra Roads when travelling north and south.
  • Use Ferry Road and Scarborough Street to access parking in Southport.
  • Use Olsen Avenue and Oxley Drive to enter/exit Labrador, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point.
  • Use Tedder Avenue as the main thoroughfare to get to The Spit on Sunday 3 July, as it will be under police direction.
  • If coming from Brisbane or the north along the Pacific Motorway (M1), use Nerang-Broadbeach Road to access Surfers Paradise or any suburbs further south.
  • Access across the course will be permitted under the direction of traffic controllers and police when deemed safe.

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