Welcome to the inaugural gRUNt Gold Coast marathon!
Billed as the ONLY BEACH MARATHON to be staged on Queensland's breathtaking Gold Coast, the inaugural gRUNt Gold Coast run will see competitor's gruel it out in either a 42.2km full marathon, a 21.1km half marathon or 10km fun run.
Starting at the Southport Seaway rockwall, runners will head south between the Gold Coast's stunning skyline and the waters of the crystal clear Pacific Ocean just on sunrise - can you get a better view for a marathon!
Runners will pass their first hydration station at the 5km mark - for the 10km runners this is where you will u-turn and head back to the finish line, while our half and full marathon runners continue on south to the 10.5km checkpoint outside Kurrawa Surf Club. Once you are rehydrated at this checkpoint / hydration station, runners will head back to the seaway rockwall. For the half marathon runners, this will be your finish line, however for the hardcore marathonners, this is just your halfway mark!
Another out and back to Kurrawa Surf Club will see the marathon runners complete one of the toughest marathon runs in QLD - 42.2km ALL on sand!
Date - Sunday January 24, 2021
Time - Racing from 6.30am
Start Line - Southport Seaway Rockwall, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Gold Coast Average Temperature in Jnauary - 21 to 29 degrees celsius
Registrations for this event will be open from 20th August 2020. To register click on the Register Now button below.
The event provides full support for all runners and support and pacing runners, including support and refreshment stations, and full access to medical specialists.
The entry fee for the gRUNt 10km Fun Run is $50 AUD, which includes a medal, bib with timing chip and visor.
The entry fee for gRUNt 21km half marathon is $70 AUD which includes a medal, bib with timing chip, visor, stubby cooler and drink bottle.
The entry fee for gRUNt 42km full marathon is $100 AUD which includes a medal, bib with timing chip, stubby cooler, visor and drink bottle.
ALL Runners will also have the choice of purchasing a limited edition gRUNt commemorative Hawaiian shirt for $20 AUD.
All three distances are inclusive of -
Event staff and medical support throughout the entire event
Support stations at start/finish line, 5km mark near Narrow Neck and 10.5km checkpoint outside Kurrawa Surf Club
Finishers line arena facilities including refreshments, sponsors products, first aid and timing information
Unique Finishers Medallions
Offical Timing and Finisher's certificate
Limited edition gRUNt visor and drink bottle
THIS IS A COVID SAFE EVENT. PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING KET MEASURES -
* IF YOU FEEL UNWELL, PLEASE STAY AT HOME
* ALWAYS PRACTISE SOCIAL DISTANCING
* PRACTISE GOOD HAND HYGIENE AND REFRAIN FROM PHYSICAL CONTACT WITH OTHERS
* IF YOU HAVE THE URGE TO COUGH OR SNEEZE, PLEASE DO SO INTO YOUR ARM OR HAND AND PRACTISE GOOD HAND HYGIENE
YOU WILL SEE THE FOLLOWING SIGNS AROUND THE EVENT AS A REMINDER TO PRACTISE THE ABOVE -
If for any reason, a runner needs to cancel their registration, a 75% refund will be provided if event organisers are notified in writing more then
30 days from the start of the event. If a runners needs to cancel their registration within 30 days of event commencement, then a 50% refund will be provided. If a runner cancels within 7 days of the event, then no refund will be issued.