Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon
Run for the good times in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon (42.195km) when the starter’s gun fires at 7:20am on Sunday 5 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 grandstand finish chute located adjacent to the broadwater in Southport.
|Date||Sunday 5 July 2020|
|Entries close||Saturday 4 July (5pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||6:20am|
|Fee||Early bird $150 (AUS & NZ) / $170 (International) (until 30 April)
Standard $170 (AUS & NZ) / $190 (International) (from 1 May)
|Cut off time||6 hours 40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)|
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.
Collect your race number
Before participating in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon (42.195km) you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 5pm (AEST) Saturday 4 July. There is no race day collection. 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 2 – Saturday 4 July and will feature more than 50 exhibitors including event merchandise from ASICS. Free admission for the general public!
Pace Your Race
Reach your Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon goal and purchase a silicon pace band for $5. Pace bands are available online to purchase during your entry.
Already entered? You can purchase a pace band by updating 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.
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.
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.
The Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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.
Policies & Etiquette
Before racing in the Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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.
Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers
Reach your Village Roadshow Theme Parks 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.
Aid stations and medical
Familiarise yourself with the 17 water and refreshment stations on the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon course. Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel, gels and water will be available.
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 stream hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 5 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.
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 Marathon race photos from the event’s official photographer Marathon-Photos.com. You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.
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.
Celebrate your Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon achievement by collecting your finisher shirt, towel and medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.
Do you have a question about the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.