Gold Coast Airport Fun Run
|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||7:00am|
|Minimum age||All ages*|
|Early bird fee||$45 (AUS & NZ) / $65 (International)|
|Standard fee||$65 (AUS & NZ) / $85 (International)|
|Cut off time||1 hours 20 minutes|
*There is no minimum age 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.
Register or join a team
The Teams Challenge is a great team-building exercise and an excellent way to motivate your team, colleagues, families and friends to achieve a personal challenge together. Your team can choose to race in any of our eight races and all are welcome to select their own start zones.
How to Run Gold Coast
Celebrate the reasons why you love to run and soak up the euphoria running provides by kick-starting your Gold Coast Airport Fun Run training using these seven simple steps.
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 Gold Coast Airport Fun Run finish line.
Pat Carroll Online and Onland
Enlist four-time Gold Coast Marathon winner and event ambassador Pat Carroll to personally develop a Gold Coast Marathon training program to meet your fitness and running goals. Special discount offers to be announced soon.
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 Gold Coast Airport Fun Run 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 Gold Coast Airport Fun Run 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 2 water and refreshment stations on the Gold Coast Airport Fun Run course. Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel, gels and water will be available.
Supporters and entertainment
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.
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
Celebrate your Gold Coast Airport Fun Run achievement by collecting your finisher shirt and medal in the Nu-Pure 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.
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 Gold Coast Airport Fun Run race photos from the event’s official photographer Marathon-Photos.com. You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.
Prams are permitted in the Gold Coast Airport Fun Run 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. There is no charge for the child being pushed in the pram, however if your child would like finisher rewards they must be entered. 2018 terms and conditions released soon.