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Gold Coast Airport Fun Run

The Gold Coast Airport Fun Run is an event for everyone and starts at 8am on Saturday 4 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 5.7km
Date Saturday 4 July 2020
Entries close Friday 3 July (8pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 7am
Start time 8am
Minimum age All ages*
Fee Early bird $50 (AUS & NZ) / $70 (International) (until 30 April)
Standard $70 (AUS & NZ) / $90 (International) (from 1 May)
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:
Prams and wheelchair entrants (day chairs only) are allowed in this event but must start at the back of the field in Start Zone C.

Training Resources

Arrive at the start line in top shape and check out our top tips on motivation, goal setting, nutrition and hydration, injury prevention and more.

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Collect your race number

Before participating in the Gold Coast Airport Fun Run you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 8pm (AEST) Friday 3 July. There is no race day collection. Please complete the emergency contact information on the back of your number once received.

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ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo

The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach from Thursday 2 – Saturday 4 July and will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Free admission for the general public!

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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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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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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, gels and water will be available.

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Audience Guide

Tell your friends and family to watch the good times via the live stream hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 5 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.

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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 You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.

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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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