Everything you need to know about the Gold Coast Airport Marathon this weekend

This weekend the 38th Gold Coast Airport Marathon will run into town.

The event will take place over two days, Saturday July 2 and Sunday July 3, with over 29,000 competitors expected to participate.

There is a race for all ages and abilities on offer including the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge, 4km Junior Dash and the 2km Junior Dash.


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All events will start and finish at the Southport Broadwater Parklands.

Road Closures:

Saturday
Full road closure of the Sundale Bridge, Southport from 0615hrs to 0650hrs as required under the direction of Police.

Full road closure of the following roads:

  • Marine Parade from Clark Street to Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters
  • Gold Coast Hwy from Brisbane Road, to Broad Street, Labrador
  • Frank Street from Broad Street, Labrador to Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador
  • Gold Coast Highway from Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador to Ada Bell Way, Southport

Sunday
Full road closure of the Sundale Bridge, Southport from 0700hrs to 0730hrs as required under the direction of Police.

Partial road closure of the following Northern roads:

Gold Coast Highway, Southport from Ada Bell Way including Sundale Bridge southbound to intersection of Waterways Drive, Main Beach (Northbound lanes will be two way).

Full road closure of the following roads from 4.00am to 2pm:

Northern

  • The Esplanade Paradise Point from Donald Avenue to Falkinder Avenue Paradise Point
  • Bayview Street from Falkinder Ave Paradise Point to Lands End Bridge, Anglers Paradise
  • Lae Drive from Bayview Street to Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay
  • Marine Parade from Lands End Bridge Biggera Waters to Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters
  • Gold Coast Hwy from Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters to Broad Street, Labrador
  • Frank Street from Broad Street, Labrador to Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador
  • Gold Coast Highway from Loders Creek Bridge, Labrador to Ada Bell Way, Southport

Central

  • Waterways Drive from Gold Coast Hwy to Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
  • Macarthur Parade, from Seaworld Drive to Main Beach Parade, Main Beach
  • Main Beach Parade from Macarthur Parade to The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
  • The Esplanade from Main Beach Parade, to Clifford Street, Surfers Paradise
  • Northcliffe Terrace from Clifford Street to Thornton Street, Surfers Paradise
  • Garfield Terrace from Thornton Street to Fern Street, Surfers Paradise
  • Fern Street between Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise and Old Burleigh Road Surfers Paradise
  • Old Burleigh Road from Fern Street to Armrick Avenue, Broadbeach
  • Broadbeach Boulevard, from Armrick Avenue to Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
  • Old Burleigh Road from Queensland Avenue to Alexandra Avenue, Broadbeach
  • Hedges Avenue from Alexandra Avenue to Seashell Avenue, Mermaid Beach

Southern

  • Albatross Avenue from Seashell Avenue to Chairlift Avenue, Nobby Beach
  • Marine Parade, from Chairlift Avenue to Hythe Street, Miami.
  • Hythe Street, from Marine Parade to Gold Coast Highway
  • Kelly Avenue from Gold Coast Highway to The Esplanade, Miami
  • The Esplanade, from Kelly Avenue to First Avenue, Miami
  • Kratzmann Avenue, from The Esplanade to Gold Coast Highway, Miami

Partial road closure of the following Southern roads:

  • Gold Coast Highway, Miami between Hythe Street and Kratzmann Avenue (Northbound lanes will be two way)

Start Times:

It is recommended runners get to the Race Precinct one hour before their race starts and to the start area at least 20 minutes before the gun goes. If you are not at the start area when the gun is fired, you may not be allowed to start.

Saturday 2 July
Southern Cross University 10km Run – 6:30am
Suncorp Bank 5.7km Challenge – 8:00am
Zespri 2km Junior Dash – 9:25am
Zespri 4km Junior Dash – 9:40am

Sunday 3 July
ASICS Half Marathon – 6:00am
Wheelchair 15km – 7:15am
Wheelchair Marathon – 7:15am
Gold Coast Airport Marathon – 7:20am

Course details:

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Stay up to date:

Tune in to 102.9 Hot Tomato to stay up to date with all the action of the 2016 Gold Coast Airport Marathon. The team will be doing live crosses throughout the morning on Saturday and will be broadcasting live from the race precinct on Sunday morning.