GC50 Run Festival

GC50 Run Festival

The 50km, 30km, 15km and 5km events that make up the Gold Coast 50 Run Festival use the footpaths and roads adjacent to the Gold Coast beachfront, home of the world’s most attractive beaches.

Our new home in Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta will play host to the 2020 start and finish line. The course provides athletes with spectacular views, regular water stops and aid stations. Don’t miss out on running this stunningly beautiful run course.

In 2017 Sport 3 purchased the GC50 Run Festival and welcomed over 1,200 athletes to the festival, which was an increase of 300 athletes from the year previous. Following this success, the GC50 Run Festival almost doubled in size in 2018, attracting 2,000+ athletes in a sell-out year! 2019 saw the event sell again out at 2,600 runners.

The 2020 fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival is on track to attract a record 3,000 runners on the weekend of December 5-6 2020!


  • 2,600 athletes in 2018 with 55% female participation
  • 15,00-person database
  • Successful 24-year event
  • 50 clubs from Queensland and NSW represented in the Club Challenge
  • AIMS-IAAF certified 50 km road race

GC 50 Run Festival