The Gold Coast Marathon 2023

The Gold Coast Marathon 2023 is a top Australia's premier annual event that brings 27000+ participants into the city to cheer and support runners. Join the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Coast Marathon and enjoy the scenic beauty of the city.

The Sunday, 2 July 2023 event will mark the 43rd Gold Coast marathon event that started in 1979 and has since grown to become the country's first marathon course to host the IAAF Road Race Gold Label. 

With this coveted honor comes the ambition of athletes to set new records as they aim to challenge the course and national record. 

Course Records

The Current men's course record is held by Yuta Shitara (JPN), who ran the distance at 2:07:50 in 2019. Lindsay Flanagan (USA) broke the women's record this year, who clocked 2:24:43 (2022).

The Gold Coast Marathon is a fast course, and athletes have six months to prepare if they wish to shed some minutes or seconds from their personal best time. 

Gold Coast Marathon 2023 Route

The route remains unchanged from previous editions and will feature the scenic surf beaches of Burleigh's Heads and head North towards Paradise Point and finish at Broadwater in Southport.

All the routes of the 26.2 miles marathon race encourage crowd support making the race participants enjoy the event to the finish line. 

Gold Coast Marathon 2023 Route

Race Entry

The gold coast Marathon 2023 has two race entry windows for participants to claim the open slots.

The first race entry will open at 9:00 am AEST on Wednesday, 15, 2023. 

● 15 Feb — 28 April 2023 $180.00

● 29 April — 1 July 2023 $200.00

Entry Closes on Sat, 1 July 2023, at 4:00 pm.

The minimum age requirement to run the gold Coast Marathon 2023 is 18 years on race day (2 July 2023).

Gold Coast marathon 2023 Cut-off Time

The start time for the marathon is yet to be announced. However, the cut-off time follows past marathon events of 6 hours and 40 minutes. To run the race at a safe pace, you need to clock 9 minutes and 15 seconds per kilometer.

Runners who don't finish within the cut-off time won't be eligible for the marathons finishers pack, medals, or awards. 

Use of Headphones

Unfortunately, the Gold Coast Marathon 2023 doesn't allow runners to use headphones for safety reasons.

Gold Coast marathon 2023 Cut-off Time

The Gold Coast Marathon Prize Money

The overall prize money for the 2023 marathon has increased from $52,500 to $75,400. The Prize money is the same for both the men and women categories. Only the first five finishers will receive the prize money regardless of nationality and time.

● First $20,000

● Second $8,000

● Third $5,000

● Fourth $3,000

● Fifth $1,700

The event bonus money will be awarded to the race winners who break the record. If more than one person breaks the course record, the bonus prize will be the first finisher.



The weather is warm and clear throughout the day. Average temperatures of 18-22 degrees Fahrenheit.

Contact Us

Address: PO Box 4920, Gold Coast Mail Centre QLD 9726, Australia

Phone: +61 (0)7 5668 9888



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