Port to Park

GPC’s Port to Park Fun Run

The Port City’s favourite fun run.

Event Information

Sunday, 18 August 2024!

Showcasing GPC’s premier waterfront parklands as well as supporting local schools and community groups, the Port to Park Fun Run will see thousands of feet pound the pavement.

The event will run in GPC’s beautiful parklands, highlighting all three areas – East Shores, Gladstone Marina Parklands and Spinnaker Park. 

There will be three race events for participants to choose from including the 10 kilometre Koongo Dash, the new 5 kilometre Koommonka Sprint and the 3 kilometre Yallarm Family Run. 

The race names recognise the language of the Traditional Owners of the land – the Bailai, Gurang and Gooreng Gooreng nations, with Koongo meaning place of water, Koommonka meaning Possum and Yallarm meaning place of shells.

Please go to the Race Information page for further event details.

2024 Sponsors

Platinum Race Sponsor

Squadron Energy_Logo_Master_CMYK
GILG LOGO high res RGB

Gold Sponsor

Santos GLNG CMYK (1)

Silver Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Event Partners

Queensland Aerial  |  Diamond Protection  |  Biniris  |  CDC Gladstone
Pre Hospital Patient Care |  Immy Yoga  | Flexihire

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to the Event Terms and Conditions for all details.  Following are some Frequently Asked Questions we have provided for your information

The Port to Park event will be held on Sunday, 18 August 2024. The 10km race will start at 6:30am, the new 5km race will start at 7:30am and the 3km race will start at 9:00am.  

Entries are available via online registration on the Port to Park website and will remain open until the event capacity of 4,000 participants is reached, or will be closed at 8am Saturday, 17 August; whichever comes first.

Yes, you can use the same email address for multiple participants, however, each registrant must have a different password.

Please refer to the Race Information for entry prices.

Please refer to Event Terms and Conditions.

Each entrant acknowledges their entry fee is non-refundable should they not compete or the event is cancelled or changed by the Event Organiser due to reasons beyond the reasonable control of the Event Organiser, such as bad weather or safety reasons.

No, the family entry price has been designed to encourage families to participate together on the day in the same event.  Participants may however register and participate in both events. Please refer to the Event Terms and Conditions for further information regarding this and eligibility for prizes.

Participants are permitted to enter all of the events, however if the situation arises where a participant places 1st, 2nd or 3rd in more than one race, the participant will only be eligible to win the placing and claim the appropriate prize money of the longer distance race.

Both the 9km and 3km events will be timed at the start and finish line by an electronic chip timing system. Line honours will determine the winners of each individual category. Individual category winners of the 10km, 5km and 3km event will be the first male and female across the line. Second and third prizes will also be awarded. Net time will not determine the winners, but will be available to entrants approximately 24 hours post event.

Children, including children four and under, who are participating in either of the events must be registered in the event. Children who are pushed in prams or strollers do not need to register.

There is no age limit for the 10km event and we are aware many families will want to walk the full course together. It is up to the parent or guardian to decide if their child is capable of completing and enjoying the longer course.

Parking will be available in close proximity to the 10km, 5km and 3km start lines. An email detailing transport arrangements will be communicated to participants closer to the event. Please refer to the Race Information page for more details.

Disposable race timing bibs will be available for collection from the Race Office, located at the East Shores Conference Centre (above the Maritime museum), 60 Flinders Parade. The office will be open on Friday, 16 August and Saturday, 17 August. Race bibs cannot be collected prior to these dates. If race bibs are not collected prior to the event, there will be limited time for collection at the entrants’ starting line (either the 10km, 5km or 3km) from the Race Race office. Entrants must bring their e-ticket and valid identification. Race bibs can be collected on behalf of an entrant, provided the person collecting has all e-tickets. 

Race shirts can be collected with your race bib at Race Office. Quantities are limited to 3,700 complimentary race shirts and sizes are varied. You can view the sizing information here.

Children who intend walking the course must do so under the supervision of a parent or guardian and must be entered and wearing a race number. It is the right of the Event Organiser to remove any person not wearing a race number from the course.

Yes, we encourage families to be involved and strollers are permitted.

No. This event is designed for running and walking participants. For safety reasons bikes, roller-skates, roller-blades, rip boards and scooters are prohibited on the course.

No, due to safety regulations pets are not allowed on any part of the course. There is an exception for guide, hearing and/or assistance dogs, which are permitted.  Please advise the Event Organiser if you have a guide, hearing and/or assistance dog attending with you.

In the event of poor weather conditions, the Event Organiser will determine if an alternative route can be used or any other action is needed. Participants will be notified of any changes via their registered email and this will also be advertised via our website, Facebook and local media outlets.

Road closure information is located on the Race Information page.

No, this is not available and all personal belongings are the responsibility of the individual.