Roll your way to good times in the 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.
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.
|Date||Sunday 4 July 2021|
|Entries close||Friday 4 June 2021 (11:59pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||5am|
|Fee||$180 (AUS & NZ) / $200 (International)|
|Cut off time||6 hours 40 minutes (Policies and etiquette)|
NOTE: No hand-cycles are permitted. The 2021 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.
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Race Number Postage
Due to Covid Restrictions, we will be posting your race number directly to you prior to race weekend. Race Entries close on Friday 4 June and we will commence packing and posting on Monday 7 June. Please expect your race number to arrive at your provided address between Wednesday 9th and Friday 25th June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Wheelchair Marathon achievement by collecting your finisher shirt and medal in the Nu-Pure Recovery Area and download your finisher certificate after the event.