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Southport Broadwater Parklands

Venue Details

Sports:
Triathlon
Athletics
Capacity:
2,500
Address:

Marine Parade, Southport QLD 4215

Direction:

The Southport Broadwater Parklands is located on Nerang River, and stretches from Mitchell Park (north) to Andrews Family Centenary Park (South). It is accessible via the Gold Coast Highway.

Griffith University - Presenting Partner MarathonFeaturing a stunning natural landscape, the Southport Broadwater Parklands is a place to connect, energise and relax in the heart of the Gold Coast’s CBD.

In April 2018, the parklands and Broadwater will be put on the world stage, hosting the start and finish of the GC2018 Athletics – Marathon and Triathlon events.

Marathon Course

Map of GC2018 42.195km marathon course. Start Mitchell Park, head west, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right onto Marine Parade, head north, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right onto Marine Parade, head north, Right onto Bayview Street, Left U-Turn at Broadwater Street (4.4km), the northern turn point, head south on Bayview St, Left onto Marine Parade, head south. Left onto Gold Coast Highway, continue south past the Southport Broadwater Parklands and over the Southport Bridge, Left onto Waterways Drive, Right onto Main Beach Parade, continue south along Main Beach Parade, Left onto Higman Street, Right onto Esplanade, head south, continue south onto Northcliffe Terrace and Garfield Terrace, Right onto Fern Street, Left onto Old Burleigh Road. Left onto Armrick Avenue, Right onto Broadbeach Boulevard, Right onto Queensland Avenue, Left onto Old Burleigh Road, head south, continue south onto Hedges Avenue, continue south onto Albatross Avenue, continue south onto Marine Parade, Right onto Hythe Street, Left onto Gold Coast Highway, Left onto Kratzmann Avenue, Right onto The Esplanade, head south. Left into Justins Park car park, the southern turn point (25.3km), Right onto The Esplanade, head north, Left onto Kelly Avenue, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right on Hythe Street, Left onto Marine Parade, continue north onto Albatross Avenue, continue north onto Hedges Avenue, continue north onto Old Burleigh Road, Right onto Queensland Avenue, Left onto Broadbeach Boulevard, Left onto First Avenue, Right onto Old Burleigh Road, head north. Right onto Fern Street, Left onto Garfield Terrace, continue north onto Northcliffe Terrace and Esplanade, continue north onto Main Beach Parade, head north, continue north onto Macarthur Parade, Left onto Waterways Drive, Right onto Gold Coast Highway and over the Southport Bridge, continue north past the Southport Broadwater Parklands, Right into Mitchell Park to the Finish

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Course Description

Description of the 42.195km Marathon course:

Start Mitchell Park, head west, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right onto Marine Parade, head north, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right onto Marine Parade, head north, Right onto Bayview Street, Left U-Turn at Broadwater Street (4.4km), the northern turn point, head south on Bayview St, Left onto Marine Parade, head south.

Left onto Gold Coast Highway, continue south past the Southport Broadwater Parklands and over the Southport Bridge, Left onto Waterways Drive, Right onto Main Beach Parade, continue south along Main Beach Parade, Left onto Higman Street, Right onto Esplanade, head south, continue south onto Northcliffe Terrace and Garfield Terrace, Right onto Fern Street, Left onto Old Burleigh Road.

Left onto Armrick Avenue, Right onto Broadbeach Boulevard, Right onto Queensland Avenue, Left onto Old Burleigh Road, head south, continue south onto Hedges Avenue, continue south onto Albatross Avenue, continue south onto Marine Parade, Right onto Hythe Street, Left onto Gold Coast Highway, Left onto Kratzmann Avenue, Right onto The Esplanade, head south.

Left into Justins Park car park, the southern turn point (25.3km), Right onto The Esplanade, head north, Left onto Kelly Avenue, Right onto Gold Coast Highway, Right on Hythe Street, Left onto Marine Parade, continue north onto Albatross Avenue, continue north onto Hedges Avenue, continue north onto Old Burleigh Road, Right onto Queensland Avenue, Left onto Broadbeach Boulevard, Left onto First Avenue, Right onto Old Burleigh Road, head north.

Right onto Fern Street, Left onto Garfield Terrace, continue north onto Northcliffe Terrace and Esplanade, continue north onto Main Beach Parade, head north, continue north onto Macarthur Parade, Left onto Waterways Drive, Right onto Gold Coast Highway and over the Southport Bridge, continue north past the Southport Broadwater Parklands, Right into Mitchell Park to the Finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Individual Triathlon Course

Triathlon course map

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Individual Triathlon Course Description

  • Swim – 750m 1 lap course (anti clockwise). Start on Swim Pontoon within Broadwater. Swim north 375m, turn left heading west for 50m, turn left heading south for 295m, turn right heading west up the swim exit ramp towards Transition 1.
  • Bike – 20km over 4 lap course (clockwise). Exit Transition 1 and enter the bike course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turn right into Robert Street for a short turnaround prior to Marine Parade and back onto Gold Coast Highway, continue north and turn right into Whiting St, turn left into Marine Parade, turn left into Imperial Parade for a short turnaround at Labrador Street and back to Marine Parade, continue on Marine Parade, turn right into Marine Parade Boat Ramp carpark for turnaround, head south along Marine Parade, turn left onto Gold Coast Highway southbound, turn left into venue and turnaround at eastern end opposite transition to start next lap. Complete 4 laps and return into Transition 2.
  • Run – 5km over 2 lap course (anti clockwise). Exit Transition 2 and enter the run course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turnaround prior to Central St and head back south. Turn left into venue, run to eastern end turnaround and run back through transition to start next lap. Complete 2 laps before entering finish line.

Para Triathlon Course

Para Triathlon course map

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Para Triathlon Course Description

  • Swim – 750m 1 lap course (anti clockwise). Start in water in front of Swim Pontoon within Broadwater. Swim north 375m, turn left heading west for 50m, turn left heading south for 295m, turn right heading west up the swim exit ramp towards pre transition and Transition 1.
  • Bike – 20km over 5 lap course (clockwise). Exit Transition 1 and enter the bike course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turn right into Whiting St, turn left into Marine Parade, turnaround on Marine Parade prior to Marine Parade Boat Ramp carpark, head south along Marine Parade, turn left onto Gold Coast Highway southbound, turn left into venue and turnaround at eastern end opposite transition to start next lap. Complete 5 laps and return into Transition 2.
  • Run – 5km over 3 lap course (anti clockwise). Exit Transition 2 and enter the run course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turnaround prior to Robert St and head back south. Turn left into venue, run to eastern end turnaround and run back through transition to start next lap. Complete 3 laps before entering finish line.

Mixed Team Relay Triathlon Course

Mixed Team Relay Triathlon course map

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Mixed Team Relay Triathlon Description

  • Swim – 250m 1 lap course (anti clockwise). First swimmer to Start on Swim Pontoon within Broadwater. Swim north 130m, turn left heading west for 45m, turn left heading south for 40m, turn right heading west up the swim exit ramp towards Transition 1.
  • Bike – 7km over 2 lap course (clockwise). Exit Transition 1 and enter the bike course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turn right into Robert Street for a short turnaround prior to Marine Parade and back onto Gold Coast Highway, continue north and turn right into Central Street, turn left into Marine Parade, turnaround on Marine Parade prior to Whiting Street, head south along Marine Parade, turn left onto Gold Coast Highway southbound, turn left into venue and turnaround at eastern end opposite transition to start next lap. Complete 2 laps and return into Transition 2.
  • Run – 1.5km over 1 lap course (anti clockwise). Exit Transition 2 and enter the run course. Turn right heading north along Gold Coast Highway, turnaround north of Marine Parade intersection on Gold Coast Highway and head back south. Turn left into venue, run past transition towards relay zone. Athlete 1,2,3 all run to the relay zone. Athlete 4 runs directly home to the finish line.
  • Relay Zone – All mixed team relay athletes (4) complete the swim, bike and run course once each. Athlete 2,3 and 4 run directly from the relay zone, back down the swim exit ramp and into the water to commence the swim again.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the Triathlon races?
What is the course for the Triathlon?
What is the course for the Para Triathlon?
What is the format for the Mixed Team Relay?
Why is the Triathlon using a sprint format?
How can spectators see the Triathlon?
Where is the best place to watch the Triathlon?
How can spectators get to the Triathlon course?
Will the course be fenced?
Will transport and traffic be different?
Can I access roads close to the course?
What if there is a medical or other emergency?
Will my local bus stop move?
How can I be involved?
How can I find out more information?