4km Junior Dash
|Date||Saturday 30 June 2018|
|Entries open||Tuesday 5 December 2017 (9am AEST)|
|Early bird fees finish||Sunday 29 April 2018 (11:59pm AEST)|
|Entries close||Friday 29 June 2018 (5pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||8:40am|
|Minimum age||5 – 14|
|Entry fee (AUS & NZ)||TBC|
|Entry fee (International)||TBC|
|Cut off time||40 minutes|
We have plenty of training resources including training programs and feature articles written by health professionals and elite athletes to help kick-start your training and assist you to reach the 4km Junior Dash finish line.
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.
Collect your race number
Before participating you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm (AEST) Friday 29 June. Please complete the emergency contact information on the back of your number once received.
ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo
The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach from Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2018 and will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Free admission for the general public!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aid stations and medical
Familiarise yourself with the water and refreshment stations on the 4km Junior Dash course.
Supporters and entertainment
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.
Tell your friends and family to join you on your journey via the live webcast hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 1 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.
Prizes and rewards
Collect your 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.
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.
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 4km Junior Dash race photos from the event’s official photographer Marathon-Photos.com. You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.