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Garmin 4km Junior Dash


Join hundreds of youngsters aged between 5 and 14 in the Garmin 4km Junior Dash held on Saturday 4 July at 9:40am. 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.

Race Information

Distance 4km
Date Saturday 4 July 2020
Entries close Friday 3 July (8pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 8:40am
Start time 9:40am
Minimum age 5 – 14
Fee Early bird $25 (until 30 April)
Standard $45 (from 1 May)
Cut off time 40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)


Please note: Prams and wheelchairs are not permitted in this event. Please enter your child in the Gold Coast Airport Fun Run if they are required to participate in a wheelchair. Parents are not permitted to accompany runners in this event.

Training Resources

Arrive at the start line in top shape and check out our top tips on motivation, goal setting, nutrition plus download kids’ training diaries.

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Parental Information

Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children competing in the Garmin 4km Junior Dash. If you feel that your child needs to be accompanied then they should participate in the Garmin 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.

Collect your race number

Before participating in the Garmin 4km Junior Dash you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm (AEST) Friday 3 July. There is no race day collection. Please complete the emergency contact information on the back of your number once received.

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ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo

The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach from Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 July and will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Free admission for the general public!

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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.

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 Race Precinct

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.

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Start Zones

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.

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Course Map

The Garmin 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.

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Policies & Etiquette

Before racing in the Garmin 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.

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Aid stations and medical

Familiarise yourself with the water and refreshment stations on the Garmin 4km Junior Dash course.

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Be a part of the buzz and excitement of the Garmin 4km Junior Dash by lining the Gold Coast streets from Southport to Labrador and encourage thousands of runners to glory.

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Audience Guide

Tell your friends and family to watch the good times via the live stream hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 5 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.

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See if you achieved a personal best or how you fared against other runners with our live results featuring split times. You can also print off your finisher certificate, share your result socially and purchase an iTaB.


Purchase your photos

Commemorate your run by viewing and purchasing your Garmin 4km Junior Dash race photos from the event’s official photographer You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.

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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.

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Finisher rewards

Collect your Garmin 4km Junior Dash cap at the Check In Centre and commemorative medal in the Nu Pure Recovery Area after the race. You can also download your finisher certificate after the event.

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Do you have a question about the 4km Junior Dash? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.

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