Travel & Accom

Travel & Accom

Parking Information

The Start/Finish & Event Village is located in Pratten Park, south of Kurrawa Surf Club – adjacent to Broadbeach State School.

Full Address: Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach, 4218.

Public parking is available on Old Burleigh Road – the majority of which is 4P parking, starting from 9am – this will provide you with free parking until 1pm. Alternatively parking is available within Oasis Shopping Centre at $20 for 6 hours or over.

A word from our Official Travel Partner – Tri Travel. 

“Tri Travel are proud to support the GC50 Run Festival. Over the past 20 years, with our beginnings in triathlon, Tri Travel have set themselves apart by being the experts for any sport event travel for athletes and spectators globally. Our highly experienced team are dedicated to the sporting industry, providing the specialised service needed at events.

Through our global partners, we make races accessible through our comprehensive travel, accommodation and entry solutions. As one of the world’s leading sports travel companies, we’re widely respected for our authenticity, credibility and expertise in the sporting field. When the opportunity arose to partner with an event on our doorstep, we jumped at the chance! Having delivered tours to events all over the globe, there aren’t many run courses that offer as much beauty as the GC50 Run Festival does!” – Shane Smith, Tri Travel Director.

Where to stay?


The home of the GC50. By staying in Broadbeach you will find yourself well situated for the start & finish of the GC50 Run Festival. Broadbeach, south of Surfers Paradise offers a vast array of accomodation options, cafes, restaurants, retailers and offers a friendly beachfront. Whilst Broadbeach offers energy and atmosphere, you’ll find it more relaxed than neighbouring Surfers Paradise offering you the chance to relax before and after your run.

Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads, or Burleigh as the locals would say will offer you a picturesque and smaller beach town vibe than that of neighbours Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise. Unspoilt by larger high rise blocks like its neighbours, you would be well placed here if you are looking to stay away from the bright lights & enjoy the delights of a typical beach town. Enjoy a picnic on Burleigh Heads Hill or take a walk through the national park trails on your doorstep. Oh Burleigh, you beauty!

Surfers Paradise

Energetic & Electric! With ample accomodation options, restaurants, cafes and entertainment Surfers Paradise will tick your boxes if you like busy! Busy beaches, busy restaurants and more nightlife on offer than probably required before a running event. Situated a short 5-10 minute drive from the event venue (North of Broadbeach), the bustling foreshore is ideal for those travelling with kids looking for entertainment!


Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

GC50 Run Festival participants and their families can take advantage of a special promotion during the event week of 15% off all room rates when they book direct through the hotel website ( using the promo code GC50RUN.  You will also be able to enjoy discounted buffet breakfast to $15 per person (normally $23) for anyone booking on using this code.

The hotel is conveniently located a short 5 minute drive from the race venue and offers well appointed spacious, air-conditioned rooms, many overlooking the pool or tropical gardens. Some suites with a spa bath are also available.


Accomodation Search

Tri Travel have provided a search function at your fingertips. Please take advantage of the tool by searching and comparing accomodation options all over the Gold Coast. Simply select your dates and location from the search engine below!

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