race info – gold-coast-100

Date: Sunday 10 June, 2018

Where: Gold Coast Sports Super Centre, Cnr Sports Drive & Morala Avenue, Runaway Bay, Gold Coast. See map.

Run course configuration: Each rectangular lap is of 6.25 kms. Do it 4 times for 25 kms, 8 times for 50 kms and 16 times for 100 kms. All events are run counter clockwise and all finish within the athletics stadium.

50 miles Those in the 50 mile (80.467 kms) will start at 0.79 kms from the start/finish line, completing the remaining 5.467 kms then 12 complete laps (75 kms) for a total of 80.467 kms.

50 mile splits We will record the 50 mile splits for those doing the 100 kms. These split times will be eligible for AURA records and rankings.

Marathon: Those in the marathon (42.195 kms) will start at 1.555 kms from the start/finish line and complete that lap of 4.695 kms then a further 6 complete laps for 37.50 kms for a total of 42.195 kms.

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 a.m.
  • 4 x 25 kms relay – also 6:30 a.m.
  • 50 miles – 6:45 am (assemble at 6:31 a.m. for 790 metres jog to start)
  • 50 kms – 7:00 a.m.
  • marathon – 7:15 a.m.(assemble at 7:01 a.m. for 1.555 kms jog to the start line)
  • 25 kms – 7:30 a.m.
  • 10 kms – 8:00 a.m. (assemble at 7:35 a.m. for 2.5 kms 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), Australian Ultra Runners Association (AURA) and the International Association of Ultrarunners. 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 15 of the past 16 years. To be eligible for the AURA championships, runners must be an AURA member and an Australian citizen.

To be eligible for the Athletics Australia championship the winners need be a citizen of Australia and a member of a club or association affiliated with Athletics Australia. We can provide such affiliation if required.

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: one in the stadium and one half way around the course. The one outside the stadium will close at nightfall (about 11 hours). The aid stations will carry water, snacks, Hammer Nutrition FIZZ sports drink. You also need electrolyte replacement, water alone is not enough.

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: A qualified paramedic will be on hand to attend to anything more serious.

We provide public liability insurance for this and all of our events. This does not include Personal Accident (PA) cover for you as a runner. We have joined Qrun as a member organisation to access this PA insurance but for it to extend to you, you must also be a member of Qrun. You can join when you enter this race, by entering the information when prompted, at the low cost of $10/pa. If you are already a member of Qrun or Queensland Athletics, you can ignore this option. Likewise, if you enter another of our races, you need not join Qrun a second time. This insurance will also cover you on any of our organised training runs, but only if you have registered with us and, in turn, with Qrun. This insurance is good for any of our races and while participating in any of our organised training runs (currently at Nerang every Wednesday) but expires come end August each year.

Racebib collection: On raceday, available from 5:00 am.

Parking: Adequate parking is available at the western entrance to the Sports Super Centre, off Sports Drive, second entry from Morala Avenue, on the right.

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.

Trophies: Trophies will be awarded to the 1-2-3 male and female placegetters in all events.

Prizegiving: As soon as practicable after each event.

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.

Club championship When you enter, nominate your club from the drop down box. If your club does not appear in the list, you have the ability to add it manually. A Club need not be a formally constituted Club but can be any fitness or training group. You just need a name.
The Club that wins the Club Challenge will be that which accumulates the greatest number of points for the races in accordance with the following formula:

  • by turnout, weighted at five points per runner, and
  • by performance with points awarded for placings in the races, (10 for 1st, down to 1 for 10th).
    These points will apply over all races, i.e. 100 km, 50 miles, 50 km, marathon, 25 kms and 10 kms. Points for the four person relay will also apply but will be shared between the team members.

The total points awarded will be calculated by our electronic timing wizard to enable the winning Club to be determined.
A Perpetual Shield will be awarded, to which the name of the winning Club will be added. Also, there will be a group photo with complimentary image to be made available to each member of the winning Club.

Results: Will be available on the website in real time as the race progresses.

Photos: Will be taken on race-day and will be available within 24 hours for viewing and download from our facebook page.