Gold Coast Marathon
Run for the good times in the Gold Coast Marathon (42.195km) when the starter’s gun fires at 6:15am on Sunday 7 July. Join thousands striving for a personal best on Australia’s flattest, fastest and most scenic course.
Run alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches south to the Burleigh Heads turn point and then head north along to Paradise Point before being championed to the finish chute located adjacent to the Broadwater in Southport.
|Date||Sunday 7 July 2024|
|Entries close||Saturday 6 July 2024 (4:00pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||5:15am|
|Fee||$180 (1 Dec – 31 Dec) / $190 (1 Jan – 30 Apr) / $215 (1 May – 23 Jun)|
|Cut off time||6 hours 40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)|
|Age Categories||18-24, 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: 2:07:40 (Naoki Koyama, 2023)|
|Female: 2:24:43 (Lindsay Flanagan, 2022)|
Enter the 2024 Gold Coast Marathon at 2023 prices. Ends midnight 31 December 2023
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. If you would like to update your Start Zone, please visit the Update my Entry portal prior to collection of your race number.
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.
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.
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.
Aid Stations and Medical
Familiarise yourself with the 16 water and refreshment stations on the Gold Coast Marathon course. FIXX Nutrition endurance drink mix Fuel X and water will be available.
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.
Gold Coast Double 63.3km
Compete in the ASICS Half Marathon on Saturday and the Gold Coast Marathon on Sunday and celebrate your awesome achievement of endurance with an extra medal. Gold Coast Double 63.3km participants can collect their extra medal at the collection tent next to the big screen on the event lawn.
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.
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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.