|Date||Sunday 1 July 2018|
|Entries open||Tuesday 5 December 2017 (9am AEST)|
|Early bird fees finish||Sunday 29 April 2018 (11:59pm AEST)|
|Entries close||Sunday 17 June 2018 (11:59pm AEST)|
|Recommended arrival time||6:15am|
|Early bird fee||$145 (AUS & NZ) / $165 (International)|
|Standard fee||$165 (AUS & NZ) / $185 (International)|
|Cut off time||6 hours 45 minutes|
Upgrade to a Gold Pass
We’re offering you the opportunity to roll first class at the Gold Coast Marathon and purchase a Gold Pass for the ultimate marathon VIP experience. The Gold Pass offers you more good times with exclusive benefits guaranteed to make your race experience unforgettable.
Register or join a team
The Teams Challenge is a great team-building exercise and an excellent way to motivate your team, colleagues, families and friends to achieve a personal challenge together. Your team can choose to race in any of our eight races and all are welcome to select their own start zones.
We have plenty of training resources including training programs and feature articles written by health professionals and elite athletes to help kick-start your training and assist you to reach the Wheelchair Marathon finish line.
Collect your race number
Before participating you must collect your race number from the Wheelchair Marathon race briefing on Saturday 30 June (time & venue TBC). Please complete the emergency contact information on the back of your number once received.
ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo
The ASICS Sport & Leisure Expo will be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach from Thursday 28 – Saturday 30 June 2018 and will feature more than 50 exhibitors. Free admission for the general public!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Supporters and entertainment
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.
Tell your friends and family to join you on your journey via the live webcast hosted on our website, Facebook and YouTube on Sunday 1 July as well as television, radio, online and social media.
Prizes and 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.
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.
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 Marathon-Photos.com. You can also view and purchase photos from each year since 2001.