Date: Sunday 11 June, 2017
Where: Gold Coast Sports Super Centre, Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast
Run course configuration: Each lap is of 6.25 kms. Do it 4 times for 25 kms, 8 times for 50 kms and 16 times for 100 kms. Those in the 50 mile (80.467 kms) will run out 2.7335, back 2.7335 (5.46 kms) then 12 complete laps (75 kms).
Marathon and 50 kms: Entrants in these two events will start at the same time. Those in the marathon event only will run 6 complete laps then a further 4.7 kms (approx 3/4ths of a lap). There will be a timing mat at this point to register marathon times for all competitors (other than for those in the 25 kms event). There will be a recovery area and a shuttle service will be available to transport finishers back to the stadium. Entrants in the marathon and 50 kms (combined) will complete the remainder of the 7th lap and then go on to complete lap 8 for a total of 50 kms. The winner of the marathon will be the first person to reach this point regardless of whether they entered the marathon solely or the marathon and 50 kms (combined). In other words, the one person could win both the marathon and the 50 kms events.
10 kms: The entrants in the 10 kms will jog 2.5 kms to the 10 kms starting point. From the 10 kms start, they will complete the lap which is 3.75 kms then run a further lap of 6.25 kms for a total of 10 kms.
Race start times:
- 100 kms solo – 6:30 am
- 4 x 25 kms relay – 6:45 am
- 50 miles – 7:00 am
- 50 kms and marathon – 7:15 am
- 25 kms – 7:30 am
- 10 kms – 8:00 am (assemble at 0735 for jog to the start line)
Course measurement: Measured and certified to AIMS/IAAF standard.
Accreditation: The race is sanctioned by Athletics Australia (AA), Qld Athletics (QA) and Australian Ultra Runners Association (AURA). It is a qualifying event for the world 100 km championships and carries IAU label no. 6a for the 100km; 6b for the 50km and 6c for the 50 miler. The marathon course is measured and certified to AIMS/IAAF standard and the marathon performances will be recognised for purposes of Olympic Games and World championships qualifying.
100 kms Championship status: This race doubles as the national 100 kms road championships of Athletics Australia and Australian Ultra Runners Association Inc. a privilege enjoyed by Gold Coast 100 for 14 of the past 15 years.
Pacing and outside assistance: These races are official races conducted under the IAAF/IAU rules of road racing. Pacing is strictly prohibited whether by another runner (not in the race) or by a cyclist. Likewise, runners may not receive outside assistance. By all means a runner can have a second on a bicycle. However, the second needs to ride ahead to the next aid station and hand out any requirements from there. The cyclist is not to ride alongside or even immediately in front or behind the runner. If there is a complaint by a fellow runner, due enquiry will be made and, if in the opinion of the race director, the entrant has infringed then he or she will be disqualified.
Aid stations: every 2.0+ kms. The aid stations will carry water, Hammer Nutrition rehydration sports drink (you also need electrolyte replacement, water alone is not enough) and snacks.
Drop bags: May be left in the stadium for access every lap of 6.25 kms. Make sure that your gear is clearly marked with your name.
Toilets and showers: There are toilet blocks at track-side.
First aid: For cuts and abrasions, the aid stations will carry First Aid kits. A qualified paramedic will be on hand to attend to anything more serious.
Racebib collection: On the day only, available from 5:00 am at the Sports Super Centre.
Parking: Adequate parking is available at the Sports Super Centre.
Race singlets: These are provided as part of your race entry fee. Although by no means compulsory, it would be appreciated if you could wear your singlet on the day.
Prizegiving: As soon as practicable after each event, except for the 50 mile and 100 km which will be held over breakfast at the Sports Supercentre the following morning. Breakfast is on a user pays basis, 0800 for 0845.
Pre race function: This will be held in the Champions Room at the Sports Super Centre at 5:00 pm on Saturday 10 June. Meals and drinks will be available at the restaurant after the function. Guest speakers will include current World Champion Kirstin Bull, Australian male 100 km record holder Tim Sloan and the leading 100 km runners. All welcome.
Clubs and groups: If you are running for a club or group, you are invited to bring a marquee, banners, flags and so on. The more color the better.
Results: Will be available on the website as the race progresses.
Photos: Will be taken by a professional photographer on race-day and will be available within 24 hours for viewing and purchase.
Maps: see below
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