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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 Miami turn point and then head north along to Runaway Bay before being championed to the grandstand finish chute located adjacent to the Broadwater in Southport.

Race Information

Distance 42.195km
Date Sunday 7 July 2024
Entries close Sunday 23 June 2024 (11:59pm AEST)*
Recommended arrival time 5:10am
Start time 6:10am
Minimum age 18
Fee $180 (1 Dec – 31 Dec) / $190 (1 Jan – 30 Apr) / $215 (1 May – 23 Jun)
Cut off time 6 hours 45 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 2024 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.


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.


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 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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Finisher Rewards

Celebrate your CPL Wheelchair Marathon 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 from Runaway Bay to Burleigh Heads and encourage thousands of runners to marathon 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. Collect your Race Number and secure some great deals!

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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.

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Entries open Friday 1 December at 9am AEST (QLD)