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Gold Coast Airport 5km

The Gold Coast Airport 5km is an event for everyone and starts at 10:30am on Saturday 6 July. Join thousands of all ages and abilities and run/walk/wheel for the good times from Southport to Labrador on Australia’s flattest, fastest and most scenic course.

Elite starts are available for application via the registration form and prize money will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and female!

Race Information

Distance 5km
Date Saturday 6 July 2024
Entries close Friday 5 July 2024 (8:00pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 9:30am
Start time 10:30am
Minimum age All ages*
Fee $50 (1 Dec – 31 Dec) / $70 (1 Jan – 30 Apr) / $90 (1 May – 5 Jul)
Cut off time 1 hours 20 minutes (Policies & Etiquette)
Age Categories 0-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-20, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+
Race Records Male: 14:32 (Harrison Martinenko, 2023)
Female: 15:42 (Olga Firsova, 2023)

*There is no minimum age however all entrants 11 years and under 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.

Please note:
All prams must be registered for safety purposes, please complete the pram section when submitting your entry.

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.


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. If you would like to update your Start Zone, please visit the Update my Entry portal prior to collection of your race number.

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Course Map

The Gold Coast Airport 5km 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 Gold Coast Airport 5km 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 2 water and refreshment stations on the Gold Coast Airport 5km course. FIXX Nutrition endurance drink mix Fuel X and water will be available.

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Finisher Rewards

Celebrate your Gold Coast Airport 5km achievement by collecting your finisher shirt 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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Pram Information

Prams are permitted in the Gold Coast Airport 5km only and must start at the back of the field. Please ensure you register your pram and provide details of the child you are pushing on your registration form. There is no charge for the child being pushed in the pram, however if your child would like finisher rewards they must be entered.

Accompanying Parent/Guardian

All children aged 11 years and under competing in the 5km must be accompanied by a registered parent/guardian for the entire duration of the race and the accompanying parent takes full responsibility for their safety. Parents registered in a race other than the 5km will be provided with a companion race number.


Be a part of the buzz and excitement of Australia’s leading marathon by lining the Gold Coast streets from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage thousands of runners to marathon 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 Gold Coast Airport 5km? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.

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Entries open Friday 1 December 2023 at 9am AEST (QLD)