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Gold Coast Airport Marathon

Race Information

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 2 July
Entries Close Saturday 1 July (5pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 6:20am
Start time 7:20am
Minimum age 18
Entry fee (AUS & NZ) $155
Entry fee (International) $175
Cut off time 6 hours 40 minutes

Official GCAM17 merchandise

Purchase your Gold Coast Airport Marathon merchandise early this year at ASICS online.

Visit for more information.

Download your free personalised wristband

ASICS assists you to achieve your goals in this year’s race. How? With you own personlised Pace Your Race wristband! Register at Set your goal time. Receive a unique QR code to claim your wristband. Pick up your wristband from the ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo and you’re all set.

Visit for more information.

Collecting your race number

Before participating in the Gold Coast Airport Marathon you must collect your race number from the Check In Centre before 5pm Saturday 1 July.

You can update your entry online up until 8pm on Friday 30 June. After this you will need to come to the Gold Coast Check In Centre or email us at to make any changes. Once you collect your race number you will be unable to update your entry online.

When you receive your race bib, please complete the Emergency Contact information on the back of the bib. View the Race Number Explanation Guide for more information.

Visit Check In Centres for more information.

ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo


The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 29 June (4pm – 8pm), Friday 30 June (10am – 8pm) and Saturday 1 July (9am – 5pm).

The expo features the Check In Centre, over 50 health and fitness exhibitors and an information booth. It’s free admission.

Visit ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo for more information.

Browse the Virtual Running Bag.

Garmin Legends Lunch


The Garmin Legends Lunch is an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with Australian running royalty as they help you prepare for your Gold Coast Airport Marathon race over a runner-specific buffet lunch.

The Garmin Legends Lunch will be held on Saturday 1 July (12pm Qld) at The Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased when entering your race online or by logging into your existing entry via the link below. Hurry, ticket sales close 8pm on Thursday 29 June!

Visit Garmin Legends Lunch for more information.

Course map and video


Familiarise yourself with the Gold Coast Airport Marathon course, refreshment stations, water stations and toilets.

Visit Course Maps.

Watch the course video.

Policies and etiquette

Before racing, please review the Gold Coast Airport Marathon cut off time policy, weather policy and race etiquette.

Visit Policies and Etiquette for more information.

Race Precinct


The Race Precinct is located at the Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport.

It is where the start and finish lines are located and is the centre of all the action and atmosphere on race weekend.

Visit Race Precinct for more information.

Getting to the start line

Getting to the start line

With huge numbers of people converging on the Race Precinct on race weekend, it is important to plan in advance how you will get to and from there.

Regardless of whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram, get dropped off or walk if you are staying close by, ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get there.

Visit Transport for more information.

Baggage Drop


You can leave belongings at the Baggage Drop tent located on the eastern side of the event lawn from 5:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday 1 July and 5:00am to 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July.

Belongings should be placed in a plastic bag affixed with the tear-off tag on your race number. Use the tent designated to your specific race to retrieve your luggage. Volunteers will take the utmost care to secure the tents, however valuables should not be left in bags.

Belongings must be collected before 2:30pm on Sunday 2 July or they will be treated as lost property. Organisers will not be responsible for theft or loss of property.

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.

View the Race Number Explanation Guide for more information.

Visit Start Zones for more information.

Pat Carroll Online and Onland Pacers

Reach your Gold Coast Airport Marathon goal running alongside the Pat Carroll Online & Onland Pacers.

Visit Pace Runners for more information.

Aid stations, personal refreshments and medical

Familiarise yourself with the location of aid stations and medical services at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Visit Aid Stations, Personal Refreshments & Medical for more information.

Community Guide, supporters and entertainment

Tell your family and friends to line the Gold Coast streets from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage you to marathon glory.

Celebrate good times and soak up the thriving atmosphere with live local entertainment at various vantage points along the 42.195 kilometre course.

Visit Supporters for more information

Audience Guide

Tell your friends and family to can join you on your journey via the live webcast hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 2 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.

Follow or join the conversation using #GCAM17.

Visit Audience Guide for more information.

Prizes and rewards


Collect your finisher shirt and medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.

Visit Prizes & Rewards for more information.

Purchase your iTab

An iTaB is a personalised medal insert, engraved with your name (maximum of 30 characters) and net time that fits neatly in to the back of your finishers’ medal and is designed to take the place of traditional medal engraving.

An iTaB can be purchased while completing your registration for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The iTaB will be produced and posted to you once results have been confirmed.

Visit iTabs for more information.


It’s time to check out your good times and see if you achieved a personal best or how you fared against the other runners in your race. You can also print off your finisher certificate, share your result socially and purchase an iTaB.

View 2017 results

View past results including previous winners, course records, age category records, 10, 20 & 30 Year Club, top 10 performances and Australian All Comers records.

Visit Results for more information.

Purchase your photos is the official photographer of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

Celebrate your run by viewing and purchasing your race photos. Be notified when your race photos become available by completing the online form.

Visit for more information.



Create a personalised training plan for the Gold Coast Airport Marathon with MY ASICS. MY ASICS plans adapt to your goals and abilities as you run, and automatically adjust your schedule if you miss a day.

MY ASICS supports a variety of smartphones and wearable devices so that you can create a training plan and track your progress in the way that works best for you.

Visit MY ASICS for more information.

Pat Carroll Online & Onland

Enlist four-time Gold Coast Airport Marathon winner Pat Carroll to personally develop a Gold Coast Airport Marathon training program to meet your fitness and running goals.

Visit Pat Carroll Online and Onland for more information.

How to run Gold Coast


Kick-start your training and reach the Gold Coast Airport Marathon finish line with these seven simple steps.

View How to run Gold Coast.

Gold Coast based physiotherapist and author of ‘You CAN Run Pain Free!’ Brad Beer provides five keys to preparing well for your first marathon.

View 5 keys to preparing well for your first marathon.


Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Visit FAQs for more information.