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Gold Coast Airport 5km Fun Run

Please note the physical event has been cancelled. If you have an entry please see your cancellation options. One of these options include transferring to the Virtual event that is running from 3 July – 1 August 2021.

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The Gold Coast Airport Fun Run is an event for everyone and starts at 10:10am on Saturday 3 July. Join thousands of all ages and abilities and run for the good times from Southport to Labrador on Australia’s flattest, fastest and most scenic course.

Race Information

Distance 5km
Date Saturday 3 July 2021
Entries close Friday 4 June 2021 (11:59pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 9:10am
Start time 10:10am
Minimum age All ages*
Fee Standard $70 (AUS & NZ)
Cut off time 1 hours 20 minutes (Policies & Etiquette)

*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.

Please note:

All prams must be registered, 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.

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Stay Covid Safe

Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy Marathon weekend and stay safe. Please follow COVID Safe practices when attending the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon event precinct.

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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 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.

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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.

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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 and water will be available.

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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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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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Finisher 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.

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Pram information

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.


Do you have a question about the Gold Coast Airport Fun Run? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.

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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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