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Wheelchair Marathon

Please note the physical event has been cancelled. If you have an entry please see your cancellation options. One of these options include transferring to the Virtual event that is running from 3 July – 1 August 2021.

  Cancellation Options  Run Virtually

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.

Race Information

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 4 July 2021
Entries close Friday 4 June 2021 (11:59pm AEST)
Recommended arrival time 5am
Start time 5:55am
Minimum age 18
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.

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.

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Stay Covid Safe

Being COVID Safe is a shared responsibility. We want you to enjoy Marathon weekend and stay safe. Please follow COVID Safe practices when attending the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon event precinct.

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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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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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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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