Gold Coast Airport Marathon road closures

GOLD Coasters are being reminded of road closures this weekend due to the 36th Gold Coast Airport Marathon.

The event will be conducted over Saturday and Sunday, with almost 30,000 competitors from 70 different countries expected to participate.

All events will start and finish at the Southport Broadwater Parklands, with the course for Sunday’s marathon extending right down to include The Esplanade at Burleigh Heads.


Motorists are advised to avoid traveling anywhere along the route over the two day event due to diversions that will be in place.

Delays can be expected and motorists are urged to watch out for competitors and fun-runners.

The two-day event will be policed by 100 officers and 200 marshalls to ensure public safety and to minimise disruption to locals.

Each race of the Gold Coast Airport Marathon has an official cut off time in which participants must complete their race so roads can be re-opened to the public in accordance with event permits.

For more information on the Gold Coast Airport Marathon, click here!


[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]SATURDAY: 3.30am to 11am

Full closures:

  • Marine Parade from Clark Street to Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters
  • Sundale Bridge, Southport from 6:15am to 6:50am as required under the direction of Police.
  • 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[/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]SUNDAY: 4.00am to 2pm

Partial closures:

  • Sundale Bridge, Southport from 7:00am to 7:30am as required under the direction of Police.
  • 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 closures:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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, Miam
  • Partial road closure of Gold Coast Highway, Miami between Hythe Street and Kratzmann Avenue (Northbound lanes will be two way)[/signoff]

[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]WEEKEND TRAVEL TIPS: If you live in affected suburbs or need to access affected suburbs during the Gold Coast Airport Marathon weekend, please consider these travel tips:

  • Add additional time to your journey in anticipation of delays.
  • Southport and surrounding suburbs will be heavily congested with traffic.
  • Access across the course will be permitted under the direction of traffic controllers and police when deemed safe.
  • Use either Benowa or Currumburra Roads when travelling north and south.
  • Use High Street and Scarborough Street to access parking in Southport.
  • Use Olsen Avenue and Oxley Drive to enter/exit Labrador, Runaway Bay and Paradise Point.
  • When trying to access areas east of Frank Street, use the Robert Street intersection which will be under police direction.
  • When trying to exit areas east of Frank Street, use Broad Street, under police direction.
  • Use Tedder Avenue as the main thoroughfare to get to The Spit on Sunday 6 July, as it will be under police direction.
  • If coming from Brisbane or the north along the Pacific Motorway (M1), use Nerang-Broadbeach Road to access Surfers Paradise or any suburbs further south.
  • Broadwater Parklands Car Park (Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Car Park)
  • The Broadwater Parklands Car Park in Southport will be fully closed from 5:00am Monday 23 June through to 5:00pm Thursday 10 July.
  • Access to boat ramps along the event course will be restricted over the race weekend. Please refer to the road closure summary for details.[/signoff]