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Wheelchair Marathon

Roll your way to good times in the Wheelchair Marathon at 7:20am on Sunday 5 July. Join others striving for a personal best and soak up the beautiful Gold Coast on Australia’s flattest, fastest and most scenic course.

Wheel 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.

Race Information

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 5 July 2020
Entries close Sunday 21 June 2020 (11:59pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 6:15am
Start time 7:15am
Minimum age 18
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 45 minutes

Compulsory Wheelchair Marathon race briefing & race number collection on Saturday 4 July. Time and location TBC.

NOTE: No hand-cycles are permitted. The 2020 Village Roadshow Gold Coast 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. 

Training Resources

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.

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Collect your race number

Before participating you must collect your race number from the Wheelchair Marathon race briefing on Saturday 4 July- time and location TBC. There is no race day collection. Please complete the emergency contact information on the back of your number once received.

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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. Free admission for the general public!

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Getting to the start line

Whether you drive and park, catch a bus or tram or get dropped off, 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.

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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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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.

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Course Map

The 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.

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Policies & Etiquette

Before racing in the 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.

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Aid stations and medical

Familiarise yourself with the water and refreshment stations on the Wheelchair Marathon course. Endura Rehydration Performance Fuel, gels and water will be available.

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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 participants to marathon glory.

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Audience Guide

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.

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See if you achieved a personal best or how you fared against other participants 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 race by viewing and purchasing your Wheelchair Marathon race photos from the event’s official photographer You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.

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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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Finisher rewards

Celebrate your Wheelchair Marathon achievement by collecting your finisher shirt and medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.

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

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