CPL Wheelchair Marathon
Join others striving for a personal best and soak up the beautiful Gold Coast on Australia’s flattest, fastest and most scenic course in the CPL Wheelchair Marathon.
Race 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 7 July 2024|
|Entries close||Sunday 23 June 2024 (11:59pm AEST)*|
|Recommended arrival time||5:10am|
|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)|
|Race Records||Male: 1:30:18 (Kurt Fearnley, 2016)|
|Female: 1:43:45 (Christie Dawes, 2016)|
*Please note the Wheelchair races need to 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 2023 CPL Wheelchair Marathon is run under Athletics Australia, World Para Athletics and World Athletics rules which clearly state that the marathon is an athletics event and only a recognised racing wheelchair is permitted. No mechanical gears are permitted on the chair.
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.
The CPL Wheelchair 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 CPL Wheelchair 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 water and refreshment stations on the Wheelchair 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.
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 CPL Wheelchair Marathon? Before contacting us directly, we suggest viewing our FAQ as we may already have the answer to your enquiry.