4km Junior Dash
|Date||Saturday 3 July 2021|
|Entries close||Friday 4 June 2021 (11:59pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||8:40am|
|Minimum age||5 – 14|
|Cut off time||40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)|
Please note: Parents are not permitted to accompany runners in this event.
Arrive at the start line in top shape and check out our top tips on motivation, goal setting, nutrition plus download kids’ training diaries.
Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children competing in the 4km Junior Dash. If you feel that your child needs to be accompanied then they should participate in the 2km Junior Dash (ages 5-10).
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.
The 4km Junior Dash is famous for its flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and broadwater. Familiarise yourself with the course’s aid stations, kilometre markers and toilets.
Policies & Etiquette
Before racing in the 4km 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 water and refreshment stations on the 4km 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.