GPC’s Port to Park Fun Run
The Port City’s favourite fun run.
Sunday, 20 August 2023!
Showcasing GPC’s premier waterfront parklands as well as supporting local schools and community groups, the Port to Park FunD 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 two race events for participants to choose from including the 10 kilometre Koongo Dash and the 3 kilometre Yallarm Family Run.
Both race names recognise the language of the Traditional Owners of the land – the Bailai and Gooreng Gooreng nations, with Koongo meaning place of water and Yallarm meaning place of shells.
Please go to the Race Information page for further event details.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Port to Park event will be held on Sunday, 20 August 2023. The 10km race will start at 6:30am and the 3km race will start at 8:30am.
Entries are available via online registration on the Port to Park website and will remain open until the event capacity of 3,300 participants is reached, or will be closed at 10am Wednesday, 16 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.
Individuals can register to compete in both events, however are only eligible to compete for the prize category in the 10km event. Please refer to Event Terms and Conditions.
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 9km 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 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 CQUniversity Gladstone Marina Campus in the Leo Zussino Building, 613 Bryan Jordan Drive. The office will be open on Friday, 18 August and Saturday, 19 August. Race bibs cannot be collected prior to these dates. If race bibs are not collected prior to the event, they will be available for collection at the entrants’ starting line (either the 10km or 3km) from the Race Information Tent. 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 3,300 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.