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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.

Stay home if you are unwell

Stay home if you are unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.

Learn more

Maintain social distancing

Please keep 1.5m distance between yourself and others where possible (not required for those within the same social or household group).

Learn why

Wash your hands regularly

Practice good hand hygiene. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitiser where provided.

Learn how

Download the Check In Qld app

To check in on event weekend please download the Check in Qld app. Register your details (required for the first time only). Select ‘Check In Now’ and hover your smartphone over the displayed Check In Qld QR code when entering event precinct.

Google Play Store or the Apple App Store

Wearing a mask at the start & finish zones

You will be provided with a mask in your race kit, please wear this to the event and at the start zone. Another mask will be provided at the finish zone.

Special considerations for the field of play

We emphasise social distancing where practical, sanitiser available at aid stations, discard your masks in the designated mask disposal zone & enjoy your run.

Download the COVIDSafe app

We encourage you to download and open the Federal Government’s official COVIDSafe app while at our event.

Download app

Attending the event

COVID Safe messages

COVID Safe messages may be delivered before, during and after marathon weekend. Listen out for information and follow the directions.

QR codes

Look for QR codes at the marathon precinct. Download the Check In Qld app.

COVID Safe signage

Look for COVID Safe signage and follow directions.

Feeling unwell during an event

If you become unwell during the event, locate event staff or first aid staff. Event staff will be wearing an event crew or event volunteer t-shirt.

Right to refuse

Businesses have the right to refuse service and must insist that anyone displaying COVID-19 symptoms leaves the venue. This applies to our event precinct.

Public Transport

Using public transport? Keep up to date with COVID Safe travel updates.

Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon is delivered under a COVID Safe plan. Our COVID Safe plan will be updated to align with the changing situation and our website will be updated with additional information over time.

Covid refund policy

What happens if the event is cancelled or entries restricted due to COVID-19? 

Should an entrant have COVID-19 like symptoms, have COVID-19 or be a close contact of a COVID-19 case, we encourage them to be responsible by staying away from the event.  If they are affected in these circumstances or a government health order prevents them from attending, we will refund fees paid less a $20 processing fee if they advise management by 11:59pm Sunday 4 July 2021.  To process a refund in this situation please email together with evidence of a COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of your planned race. 

If the GCM21 is cancelled, or entries restricted, due to COVID-19 or restrictions placed by government preventing the staging of the GCM21, there are a number of remedies we will offer.  With all the GCM21 finishers rewards ordered and training completed, we encourage entrants to simply transfer to the Virtual GCM21 and be rewarded with a finisher’s shirt, race medal, virtual training runs and race number clips.  

If the GCM21 is cancelled due to COVID-19 or restrictions placed by government preventing the staging of the GCM21 and entrants are not able to complete the Virtual GCM21, we will refund fees paid less a $20 processing fee.