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Gold Coast Marathon

Marathon participants run through Surfers Paradise

Race Information

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 1 July 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 6:20am
Start time 7:20am
Minimum age 18
Early bird fee $145 (AUS & NZ) / $165 (International)
Standard fee $165 (AUS & NZ) / $185 (International)
Cut off time 6 hours 40 minutes

Entries are open

Celebrate the 40th edition of the Gold Coast Marathon, save on entry fees and enter before early bird fees finish on Sunday 29 April 2018 (11:59pm Qld).

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Upgrade to a Gold Pass

We’re offering you the opportunity to run first class at the Gold Coast Marathon and purchase a Gold Pass for the ultimate marathon VIP experience. The Gold Pass offers you more good times with exclusive benefits guaranteed to make your race experience unforgettable.

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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.

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Training Resources

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 Marathon finish line.

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Pat Carroll Online and Onland

Enlist four-time Gold Coast Marathon winner Pat Carroll to personally develop a Gold Coast Marathon training program to meet your goal. Sign up now with less than 30 weeks to go and only pay the 20 week fee.

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Collect your race number

Before participating you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 5pm (AEST) Saturday 30 June. 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 28 – Saturday 30 June 2018 and will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Free admission for the general public!

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Course Map

The Gold Coast Marathon 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 Marathon 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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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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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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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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Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers

Reach your Gold Coast Marathon goal running alongside the Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pacers. There will be 11 pace groups in the marathon ranging from 3hrs to 5hrs.

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Aid stations and medical

Familiarise yourself with the 17 water and refreshment stations on the Gold Coast Marathon course. Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel, gels and water will be available.

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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.

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Audience Guide

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.

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Prizes and rewards

Celebrate your Gold Coast Marathon 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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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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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.

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Purchase your photos

Commemorate your run by viewing and purchasing your Gold Coast Marathon race photos from the event’s official photographer You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.

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

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