Distance Running

cancelled in 2020

Distance Running

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Due to COVID-19, the 2020, Nationals Distance Running championships will not be contested due to the cancellation of the  Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon.

UniSport are exploring options to run a virtual distance running championships instead. More information will be available soon. 

Has your uni got what it takes to beat the champions? We will see you in July to find out! 


Current champions



Registration will take place via the Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon website. 

Make sure you check the UniSport Nationals Distance Running box when registering and enter your university name and student number to ensure your results count!

Please note entry fees are subject to change at any time, so sign up early to secure the best pricing.

2020 key information


Run for the good times at the 42nd Village Roadshow Theme Parks Gold Coast Marathon held Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 July 2020 on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

The world class international marathon will attract 28,000 participants of all ages and abilities from over 50 countries across eight races including a World Athletics Gold Label Marathon and highly regarded Half Marathon event.

Its famous flat, fast and scenic course located alongside the city’s renowned surf beaches and broadwater, plus ideal winter running conditions result in 60% of participants achieving personal best times each year.

Visit goldcoastmarathon.com.au.

Competition guidelines and rules


UniSport Australia (UniSport) competitions are conducted under the official playing regulations of the relevant international or national sporting organisation.


Where required, UniSport guidelines will indicate any rule/regulation amendments specific to our competitions.


UniSport distance running guidelines

(Updated February 2020)