The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge
|Date||Saturday 1 July|
|Entries Close||Entries are closed|
|Recommended arrival time||7:00am|
|Minimum age||All ages*|
|Entry fee (AUS & NZ)||$65|
|Entry fee (International)||$85|
|Cut off time||1 hour 20 minutes|
*There is no minimum age for this race however all entrants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian for the entire duration of the race and the accompanying adult takes full responsibility for the safety of the entrant under 12.
Official GCAM17 merchandise
Collecting your race number
Before participating in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm Friday 30 June.
You can update your entry online or at the Gold Coast Check In Centre up until 8pm Friday 30 June. Once you collect your race number you will be unable to update your entry online.
When you receive your race bib, please complete the Emergency Contact information on the back of the bib. View the Race Number Explanation Guide for more information.
Visit Check In Centres for more information.
ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo
The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday 29 June to Saturday 1 July.
The expo features the Check In Centre, over 50 health and fitness exhibitors and an information booth.
Visit ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo for more information.
Garmin Legends Lunch
The Garmin Legends Lunch is an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with Australian running royalty as they help you prepare for your Gold Coast Airport Marathon race over a runner-specific buffet lunch.
The Garmin Legends Lunch will be held on Saturday 1 July (12pm Qld) at The Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased when entering your race online or by logging into your existing entry via the link below. Hurry, ticket sales close 8pm on Thursday 29 June!
Visit Garmin Legends Lunch for more information.
Course map and video
Policies and etiquette
The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.
It is where the start and finish lines are located and is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend.
Visit Race Precinct for more information.
Getting to the start line
With huge numbers of people converging on the Race Precinct on race weekend, it is important to plan in advance how you will get to and from there.
Regardless of whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram, get dropped off or walk if you are staying close by, ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get there.
Visit Transport for more information.
You can leave belongings at the Baggage Drop tent located on the eastern side of the event lawn from 5:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday 1 July and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July.
Belongings should be placed in a plastic bag affixed with the tear-off tag on your race number. Use the tent designated to your specific race to retrieve your luggage. Volunteers will take the utmost care to secure the tents, however valuables should not be left in bags.
Belongings must be collected before 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.
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.
View the Race Number Explanation Guide for more information.
Visit Start Zones for more information.
Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pacers
Aid stations, personal refreshments and medical
Community Guide, supporters and entertainment
Tell your family and friends to line the Gold Coast streets from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage you to marathon glory.
Celebrate good times and soak up the thriving atmosphere with live local entertainment at various vantage points along the 42.195 kilometre course.
Visit Supporters for more information
Prizes and rewards
Purchase your iTab
An iTaB is a personalised medal insert, engraved with your name (maximum of 30 characters) and net time that fits neatly in to the back of your finishers’ medal and is designed to take the place of traditional medal engraving.
An iTaB can be purchased while completing your registration for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The iTaB will be produced and posted to you once results have been confirmed.
Visit iTabs for more information.
Prams are permitted in the The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge only and must start at the back of the field. All prams must be registered and display the appropriate wristband to be allowed access to the course.
Please note that there is no charge for the child being pushed in the pram, however the child will not receive any finishers’ rewards. In order to receive these rewards the child must be entered in to the race and pay the appropriate entry fee as per the usual entry process.
Please complete the relevant field within the entry form for pram access.
Read the Terms & Conditions for Pram Access.
It’s time to check out your good times and see if you achieved a personal best or how you fared against the other runners in your race. You can also print off your finisher certificate, share your result socially and purchase an iTaB.
View 2017 results
View past results including previous winners, course records, age category records, 10, 20 & 30 Year Club, top 10 performances and Australian All Comers records.
Visit Results for more information.
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Pat Carroll Online & Onland
Enlist four-time Gold Coast Airport Marathon winner Pat Carroll to personally develop a Gold Coast Airport Marathon training program to meet your fitness and running goals.
Visit Pat Carroll Online and Onland for more information.
How to run Gold Coast
Kick-start your training and reach The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge finish line with these seven simple steps.
View How to run Gold Coast.
Gold Coast based physiotherapist and author of ‘You CAN Run Pain Free!’ Brad Beer provides five keys to preparing well for your first marathon.