2km Junior Dash
Join hundreds of youngsters aged between 5 and 10 in the 2km Junior Dash held on Saturday 3 July at 9:25am. One parent/guardian may accompany a child if they deem this necessary. Run the same course as some of the world’s greatest athletes and soak up the cheers from family and friends in our famous finish chute.
Arrive at the start line in top shape and check out our top tips on motivation, goal setting, nutrition plus download kids’ training diaries.
One parent/guardian may accompany a child free of charge in the 2km Junior Dash if they deem this necessary. All parents accompanying the child must wear the associated event wristband to gain access to the course. To register for the Accompanying Parent Wristband please complete the required section within the entry form when registering your child.
Parent Recovery Access
Parents/guardians will have access to the Junior Dash Recovery Area. There will be three meeting points and we encourage each parent/guardian to let your child know which colour you will be standing near as a meeting point. The following colours will be used – blue, orange and green.
Race Number Postage
Due to Covid Restrictions, we will be posting your race number directly to you prior to race weekend. Race Entries close on Friday 4 June and we will commence packing and posting on Monday 7 June.
Virtual Training Runs
Keep on track with your training by competing virtually in our #GCM21 training runs. We are offering two free training runs to entrants prior to race weekend.
Getting to the start line
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.
The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade in Southport. It is where the start and finish lines are located and is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend.
Ensure you assemble in your start zone as indicated by the letter printed on your race number. Please be aware that anyone found deliberately running out of their designated start zone may be disqualified without a race result.
Policies & Etiquette
Before racing in the 2km Junior Dash it’s important you read and understand the cut off policy, race policy, race etiquette and weather policy. These policies are to ensure the safety of all participants over race weekend.
Aid stations and medical
Familiarise yourself with the medical stations on the 2km Junior Dash course.
Purchase your iTab
An iTaB is a personalised medal insert, engraved with your name and net time that fits neatly in to the back of your finishers’ medal. Purchase one with your registration or after your event.
Celebrate your Junior Dash achievement by collecting your finisher cap and medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.