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Gold Coast Bulletin 4km Junior Dash

Join hundreds of youngsters aged between 5 and 14 in the Gold Coast Bulletin 4km Junior Dash held on Saturday 6 July at 10:00am. 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 6 July 2024
Entries close Friday 5 July 2024 (8:00pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 9:00am
Start time 10:00am
Minimum age 5 – 14
Fee $30 (1 Dec – 31 Dec) / $35 (1 Jan – 30 Apr) / $40 (1 May – 5 Jul)
Cut off time 40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)
Age Categories 5-10, 11-12, 13-14
Race Records Male: 12:16 (Caiden Macfarlane, 2022)
Female: 12:48 (Imogen Stewart, 2018)

Please note: Parents are not permitted to accompany runners in this event.



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.


Parent Information

Parents/guardians are not permitted to accompany children competing in the Gold Coast Bulletin 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 Gold Coast Bulletin Junior Dash Recovery Area. There will be three meeting points indicated by a colour, each child will be assigned a colour on their race number and parents/guardians will be given a correlating wristband to match. Please note parents/guardians will be required to show their wristband to enter the junior recovery area.


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 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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 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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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.

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Aid Stations and Medical

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

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Finisher Rewards

Celebrate your 4km Junior Dash achievement by collecting your finisher cap and medal in the Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.

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

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ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo

The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo is Australia’s largest running exhibition featuring a huge ASICS pop-up store with official merchandise, sports & leisure exhibitors, sponsor stands and photo opportunities. Collect your Race Number and secure some great deals!

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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