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Wheelchair 4km

New to Wheelchair racing? This event is designed especially for you! Race along Marine Parade and soak up the cheers from family and friends in our famous finish chute.

Race Information

Distance 4km
Date Saturday 6 July 2024
Entries close Sunday 23 June 2024 (11:59pm AEST)*
Recommended arrival time 8:00am
Race Briefing 8:30am
Start time 9:50am
Minimum age 8
Fee $30 (1 Dec – 31 Dec) / $35 (1 Jan – 30 Apr) / $40 (1 May – 5 Jul)
Cut off time 50 Minutes (Policies and etiquette)

*Please note the Wheelchair race entries close 2 weeks prior to Event weekend in order for us to secure accompanying cyclists.

NOTE: Hand-cycles or Day Chairs are NOT permitted. The 2024 Wheelchair 4km is run under Athletics Australia, World Para Athletics and World Athletics rules which state that this is an athletics event and only a recognised racing wheelchair is permitted. No mechanical gears are permitted on the chair.



“It is fantastic to see another wheelchair race added to the program for the Gold Coast Marathon. To have the options of a Full Marathon, 10km and now a 4km event is brilliant.

The 4km is another stepping stone for juniors and developing wheelchair racing athletes to compete on a wonderful flat course in an integrated environment. This initiative closes the gap for these athletes to then aim for a 10km and one day a full marathon.

The Gold Coast Marathon is a favorite among the wheelchair racing athletes for its course, weather and timing on the calendar. To have the support of the Gold Coast Marathon for the future of wheelchair road racing in Australia is phenomenal.”

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 by 8:00am to attend an 8:30am race briefing.

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Start Zones

Give yourself ample time to warm up and position yourself at the start line in front of the runners when directed by start line marshals.

Course Map

The Wheelchair 4km is famous for its flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned Broadwater. Familiarise yourself with the course’s aid stations, kilometre markers and toilets.

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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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Policies & Etiquette

Before racing in the Wheelchair 4km 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 water and refreshment stations on the Wheelchair 4km course.

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Finisher Rewards

Celebrate your Wheelchair 4km achievement by collecting your finisher shirt and medal in the Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.

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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Be a part of the buzz and excitement of Australia’s leading marathon by lining the Gold Coast streets in Marine Parade and encourage our Wheelies to finish line glory!

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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. Secure some great deals!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the Wheelchair 4km? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.

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