Currumbin Road Races

Currumbin Road Races

YOUR FREE SPORT EVENT GUIDE Currumbin Road Races Currumbin will set the stage for some of the fastest and most competitive road action at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). Hosting three free GC2018 events - the Athletics Race Walks, Cycling Time Trial and Cycling Road Race – you will be part of the most exciting sporting extravaganza Currumbin has ever seen. For spectators, there will be plenty of opportunities to view world-class athletes up close along the courses or at one of the Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas. Please note there will be no public access to the start and finish line in the venue.

Embrace THE RACE Before you leave... DOWNLOAD THE GC2018 APP The GC2018 App includes all the information you’ll need to know for the free events in one place. You’ll find course maps, fun facts and more. SHOW YOUR GC2018 SPIRIT!

This is your chance to line the streets and celebrate GC2018. Help showcase the Gold Coast to the world! There are plenty of ways to celebrate and decorate! Get creative and make some noise or plan your own celebrations by dressing up and getting your face paint on. We have lots of ideas in our Embrace the Race toolkit and our Celebrate GC2018 information pack. Official GC2018 Community Celebration Packs are available now. Get together, have some fun and don’t forget to share your special moments with us by tagging #GC2018 on Facebook Instagram and Twitter. BE PREPARED All road events are outdoors so prepare for all weather conditions.

Allow plenty of time for travel and be prepared for crowds. All the cheering and celebrating works up an appetite, so bring a picnic with you or fuel up at the local cafés, restaurants and shops along the course.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY Remember that free travel on public transport is only available to those spectators with a valid GC2018 ticket for the day of travel. Get active and walk or cycle to your favourite spot along the free road event courses or purchase a go card and take public transport - use the GC2018 Journey Planner on the GC2018 App, choose your spot on the map and select “Another Location”. Make sure you allow plenty of time for travel as the roads will be extremely busy. MAKE A DAY OF IT There are lots of free things to see and do in the Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas along the road event courses.

Check out the Bleach* at Festival 2018 events taking place in Palm Beach Parklands and Currumbin Estuary. Highlights on road events days include Tide, Song to the Earth and VOU. Head to Festival 2018 What’s On for more information. To continue the celebrations after the events, head to Festival 2018 in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach and be part of the arts and culture extravaganza.

Your Free Sport Event Guide GETTING THERE AND BACK GET ACTIVE The roads will be extremely busy. If you’re travelling locally, walking or cycling will be the easiest way to get to a good spot along the course. Bike parking is available opposite Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and adjacent to Currumbin RSL. TAKE THE BUS Many bus routes, including 700, 760 and 765 will run frequently during GC2018 and can take you close to the courses. CATCH THE TRAIN Catch the train to Varsity Lakes station. From there, you can take the 760 and then walk to the closest Official GC2018 Viewing Area. GRAB A GO CARD go card is TransLinks’s electronic ticket to fast, easy and convenient travel.

Use go card on all TransLink bus, train (including the Airtrain), ferry and tram services in greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast regions. go cards can be purchased online, over the phone on 13 12 30 or at a number of retail locations. For more information, check out translink.com.au.

RIDE THE G:LINK From the G:link light rail, get off at Broadbeach South station and catch the 700 bus to take you to Currumbin. PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS / OPENING HOURS: Pacific Parade 6.00am – 1.00pm RACE TIMES: Men’s – 7.00am to 8.45am Women’s – 9.15am to 11.15am DISTANCE: 20km (20 laps of a 1km course) SUNDAY 8 APRIL ATHLETICS – RACE WALKS (7.00AM – 12.00PM) PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS / OPENING HOURS: Pacific Parade, Winders Park and Rotary Park 9.00am – 5.30pm RACE TIMES: Men’s – 10.00am to 1.30pm Women’s – 2.45pm to 4.30pm DISTANCE:  Men’s – 38.5km, Women’s – 25.5km TUESDAY 10 APRIL CYCLING – TIME TRIAL (10.00AM – 4.30PM) PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS / OPENING HOURS: Pacific Parade, Winders Park and Rotary Park 6.45am – 5.45pm RACE TIMES: Women’s – 7.45am – 11.15am Men’s – 12.30pm – 4.45pm DISTANCE:  Women’s 6 laps / 112.2km Men’s 9 laps / 168.3km SATURDAY 14 APRIL CYCLING – ROAD RACE (7.45AM – 4.45PM) OFFICIAL GC2018 PUBLIC VIEWING AREAS Create lasting memories with family and friends and be inspired by the athleticism on show.

Free Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas will feature entertainment and activities, including big screens, music, face painting, food, coffee vans and more. See the GC2018 Road Race maps for the locations of each of the Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas. RACE WALKS: • Pacific Parade, Currumbin CYCLING - TIME TRIALS: • Pacific Parade, Currumbin • Winders Park, Currumbin • Rotary Park, Currumbin CYCLING - ROAD RACE: • Pacific Parade, Currumbin • Winders Park, Currumbin • Rotary Park, Currumbin THE CURRUMBIN ROAD RACES: GC2018 is the largest sporting event Australia has seen this decade, so make sure you allow plenty of time for travel and queuing at transport hubs.

There are many travel options to get you to and from Currumbin. The earlier you plan your journey, the more you’ll enjoy your GC2018 experience. When using the GC2018 Journey Planner select “Another Location” on the homepage and input your desired destination from the course map to get you started. A ticket needs to be purchased for public transport.

Your Free Sport Event Guide LET’S GET LOUD Watching from one of the Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas or from the side of the road, you are part of the course. Cheer, yell and applaud athletes as they take on the challenges of the race. Bang your saucepans or bring your cowbells to line the course and make some noise. There’s plenty of ways to celebrate and decorate! We have lots of ideas in our Embrace the Race toolkit and our Celebrate GC2018 information pack. KEEP HYDRATED Hydration is important for both athletes and spectators. Make sure you bring plenty of water with you. Choose Tap! The City of Gold Coast has a number of public water refill points in and around the course.

Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill during the day.

BE A GOOD SPORT You can get close to the action of the riders, but make sure to stay behind the barriers (including selfie sticks), listen to the stewards and only cross at the pedestrian crossing points along the route. Dogs must be kept on a lead and filming must be for personal, non-commercial purposes only and flash photography is prohibited during competition. GC2018 ROADSIDE TIPS BE PREPARED The only way to get around the course will be by foot or bike so ensure you are wearing comfortable clothing and footwear. Take a folding chair, hat, water and sunscreen. Race walking demands a combination of endurance and impeccable technique.

There are two rules the athletes must adhere to: The first is maintaining contact with the ground at all times (to the naked eye), and the second is that the athlete’s lead leg must be straightened from the moment it hits the ground until the vertical upright position. At GC2018, the stakes are high and athletes will be racing for medals and glory!

Fast Facts: • Elite male walkers can reach a speed of over 15 km/hr (4:00 min/km) and elite female walkers can reach a speed of over 13 km/hr (4:30 min/km). • The Commonwealth Games records are held by Na than Deakes, AUS (1:19:55, 2006) and Jane Saville, AUS (1:32:46, 2006). • Australia has won 9 of the 15 men’s Commonwealth Games gold medals on offer since 1966. • Australia has won 5 of the 6 women’s Commonwealth Games gold medals on offer since 1990. Athletics RACE WALKS Road Cycling events are fast, brutal and thrilling to watch. Two Road Cycling disciplines will be contested at GC2018, the Individual Time Trial and the Road Race.

Fast Facts: • It is anticipated that the winners of the Individual Time Trials will maintain an average speed around 49km/h for the men and 41km/h for the women. • At GC2018, the average speed for the men’s Road Race will be around 47km/h, the women will be around 38km/h. • The bike’s aerodynamics and the rider’s position - sitting as low and flat as possible - are important as most of the rider’s effort goes into overcoming aerodynamic drag.

• In the Individual Time Trial race, there is the famous ‘hot seat’. As the race progresses, the top three riders will sit in the hot seat located near the start ramp. The three riders who occupy the hot seats at the end of the event will be the final medallists. Cycling TIME TRIAL AND ROAD RACES

760 7 700 765 Varsity Lakes Station Robina Station Coomera Station Ormeau Station Nerang Station Beenleigh Station Helensvale Transport Hub Broadbeach South Station Gold Coast Airport Light Rail Station Legend Local Bus Routes Train Line Train Station Currumbin Beachfront Airport Brisbane CBD and Airport (70kms) Preferred Train Station For Event Access Plan your specific journey by visiting getsetforthegames.com Getting to and from Currumbin Beachfront Kilometres 0 9 4.5 Average walking time is 12 mins per kilometre 45 Minute Walking Zone © Copyright and database right 2018.

You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form. Map Number: GOLDOC399.1. * Map (March 2018) subject to change Light Rail Line Map for general public use only. Walking, cycling or public transport is your best option to get you to and from the competition. Park ‘n’ Ride Operational Times Pacific Motorway (M 1 ) G old C o a s t H i g h w a y Gold Coast Mudgeeraba Palm Beach Burleigh Heads Burleigh Heads Currumbin Tugun Coolangatta Currumbin Valley Varsity Station Robina Station Gold Coast Airport 760 7 700 765 Gold Coast Coomera Ormeau Hooker Boulevard Ashm ore Road Broadwa ter Aven u e Oxenford Nerang Southport Runaway Bay Main Beach Surfers Paradise Broadbeach Mermaid Beach Burleigh Heads Palm Beach Currumbin Valley P acific Moto r w a y ( M 1 ) Currumbin Coolangatta Park ‘n’ Ride – Bus Firth Park Park ‘n’ Ride Betty Diamond Park ‘n’ Ride Kings Christian College Park ‘n’ Ride Betty Diamond Park ‘n’ Ride Kings Christian College Park ‘n’ Ride • Firth Park: Tuesday 10th April (7.30am - 5.30pm) • Kings Christian College: Tuesday 10th April (7.30am - 5.30pm) and Saturday 14th April (6am - 5.30pm) • Betty Diamond: Saturday 14th April (6am - 5.30pm)

Gold Coast Highway P a c i f i c P a r a d e Tomewin Street T h r o w e r D r i v e T e e m a n g u m S t r e e t Beree-badalla Reserve Palm Beach Parklands D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Gold Coast Highwa y W o o d g e e S t r e e t Currumbin Creek Currumbin Hill Conservation Park Currumbin Duringan Street Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area 700 760 P a c i f i c P a r a d e J a m e s S t r e e t B a r k e r S t r e et W o o d g e e S t r e e t t K a n d r a A v e n u e Murraba Street Official GC2018 Public Viewing Area Race Walks Route Crossing Point Legend Official GC2018 Public Viewing Area Currumbin Beachfront Athletics - Race Walks Sunday 8th April 7am – 12pm © Copyright and database right 2018.

You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form. Map Number: GOLDOC399.2. * Map (March 2018) subject to change Bike Parking Water Refill Point Start/Finish Line Toilets Venue Perimeter (No public access) Public Viewing Area Precinct Food & Drink Big Screen & Entertainment Information Public Viewing Area Merchandise Trailer Average walking time is 12 mins per kilometre Average cycling time is 3.5 mins per kilometre Tugun 9 mins 30 mins Coolangatta 25 mins Palm Beach 13 mins 45 mins Broadbeach 50 mins Burleigh Heads 25 mins Road Closed Local Buses (Recommended bus stop for access to Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area) Plan your specific journey by visiting gc2018.com/transport Map for general public use only.

Walking, cycling or public transport is your best option to get you to and from the competition. Metres 0 300 150

Currumbin G old Coast Highway Guineas Creek Road P a c i f i c M o t o r w a y ( M 1 ) C u r r u m b i n C r e e k R o a d Stewart Road T h r o w e r D r i v e P a c i f i c M o t o r w a y ( M 1 ) D u r i n g a n S t r e et Currumbin Creek T e e m a n g u m S t Tomewin Street P a c i f i c P a r ad e K P M cGrath Drive C u r r u m b i n C r e e k R o a d S a r a w a k A v e n u e G o l d C o a s t H i g hway 700 760 700 760 700 700 Winders Park Public Viewing Area Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area Rotary Park Public Viewing Area 760 765 W o o d g e e S t r e e t t Murraba Street T h r o w e r D r i v e H o o p e r D r i v e D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Throw e r D r i v e T h r o w e r D r i v e S a r a w a k A v e n u e Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area Winders Park Public Viewing Area Rotary Park Public Viewing Area Metres 0 600 300 Shopping Centre © Copyright and database right 2018.

You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form. Map Number: GOLDOC399.3. * Map (March 2018) subject to change Average cycling time is 3.5 mins per kilometre GC2018 Official Public Viewing Areas Cycling From Pacific Parade to Winders Park From Winders Park to Rotary Park 9 mins 30 mins 3.5 mins 12 mins Average walking time is 12 mins per kilometre Tugun 9 mins 30 mins Coolangatta 25 mins Palm Beach 13 mins 45 mins Broadbeach 50 mins Burleigh Heads 25 mins Time Trial: Tuesday 10th April Road Race: Saturday 14th April Plan your specific journey by visiting getsetforthegames.com Cycling Time Trial Route Cycling Road Race Route Crossing Point Legend Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas Bike Parking Water Refill Point Start/Finish Line Toilets Venue Perimeter (No public access) Public Viewing Area Precinct Food & Drink Big Screen & Entertainment Information Public Viewing Area Merchandise Trailer Road Closed (Public access via beach only) Local Buses (Recommended bus stops for access to Public Viewing Areas) Map for general public use only.

Walking, cycling or public transport is your best option to get you to and from the competition. Park ‘n’ Ride Shuttle Firth Park Shuttle (Tuesday 10th April only) Betty Diamond Shuttle (Saturday 14th April only) Wyberba Street Reserve Lions Park Currumbin Waters

Tugun Currumbin Cobaki Lakes Tallebudgera Elanora Currumbin Valley Currumbin Waters Tallebudgera Valley N E W S O U T H W A L E S Q U E E N S L A N D Tomewin Street P a c i f i c P a r a d e K P McG r a t h Drive G u i n e as C r e ek Road N i n eteent h A v e n u e C u r r u m b i n C r e e k R o a d C u rrumbin Creek Road Stewart Road Tugun Cur r u m b in Road Gold C o a s t H i g h w a y T h r o w e r D r i v e D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Avocado Street P a c ific Motorway (M 1) Guine a s C r e e k Roa d Currumbin Creek Road G a l l e o n W a y M u r t h a D r i v e Guineas Creek Road T a l l e b u d g e r a C o n n e c t i o n R o a d Map for general public use only.

Walking, cycling or public transport is your best option to get you to and from the competition. Currumbin G old Coast Highway R o a d T h r o w e r D r i v e Guin e a s C r e e k R o a d D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Currumbin Creek Tomewin Street P a c i f i c P a r ade K P M cGrath Drive S a r a w a k A v e n u e Gold Co a s t H i g h w a y Winders Park Public Viewing Area Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area Rotary Park Public Viewing Area 700 760 700 700 760 700 760 765 Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas Start/Finish Line Kilometres 0 2 1 Men’s Extension © Copyright and database right 2018.

You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form. Map Number: GOLDOC399.4. * Map (March 2018) subject to change Cycling Time Trial Route Legend Currumbin Beachfront Cycling Time Trial Tuesday 10th April Men: 10am – 1:30pm Women: 2:45pm – 4:30pm Venue Perimeter (No public access) Public Viewing Areas • Big Screen • Information • Food & Drink • Entertainment • Music • Toilets Local Buses (Recommended bus stops for access to PublicViewing Areas) Park ‘n’ Ride Shuttle Road Closed (Public access via beach only) Plan your specific journey by visiting getsetforthegames.com Elanora High School Community Event Park ‘n’ Cycle Coplick Family Sports Park ‘n’ Cycle Firth Park Shuttle Kings Christian College Shuttle Schusters Park St Andrews Lutheran College Park ‘n’ Cycle Park ‘n’ Ride

Tugun Currumbin Currumbin Waters Elanora N E W S O U T H W A L E S Q U E E N S L A N D Tomewin Street Mu rtha Driv e A e th a lia S tr e e t P a c i f i c P ar a d e K P M c G r a th Drive Guineas C r e e k Road N i n eteenth Av e n u e C u r r u m b i n C r e e k R o a d Currumbin Creek Road G a ll e o n W a y Stewart Road Tug u n C u r r u m bin Road T h r o w e r D r i v e S a r a w a k A v e n u e D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Avocado Street P a c i f i c M o t o r w a y ( M 1 ) P a c i f i c M o t o r w a y ( M 1 ) G uineas Creek Road Start/Finish Line Kilometres 0 1 0.5 Cycling Road Race Route Legend Currumbin Beachfront Cycling Road Race Saturday 14th April Women: 7:45am – 11:15am Men: 12:30pm – 4:45pm Venue Perimeter (No public access) © Copyright and database right 2018.

You are not permitted to copy, sub-license, distribute or sell any of this data to third parties in any form. Map Number: GOLDOC399.5. * Map (March 2018) subject to change Public Viewing Areas • Big Screen • Information • Food & Drink • Entertainment • Music • Toilets Local Buses (Recommended bus stops for access to Public Viewing Areas) Road Closed (Public access via beach only) Map for general public use only. Walking, cycling or public transport is your best option to get you to and from the competition. Plan your specific journey by visiting getsetforthegames.com Park ‘n’ Ride Shuttle Currumbin G old Coast Highway R o a d T h r o w e r D r i v e Guin e a s C r e e k R o a d D u r i n g a n S t r e e t Currumbin Creek Tomewin Street P a c i f i c P a r ade K P M cGrath Drive S a r a w a k A v e n u e Gold Co a s t H i g h w a y Winders Park Public Viewing Area Pacific Parade Public Viewing Area Rotary Park Public Viewing Area 700 760 700 700 760 760 765 700 Official GC2018 Public Viewing Areas Kings Christian College Shuttle St Andrews Lutheran College Park ‘n’ Cycle and Coplick Family Sports Park ‘n’ Cycle Schusters Park Betty Diamond Shuttle Wyberba Street Reserve Betty Diamond Park ‘n’ Ride Elanora High School Community Event Park ‘n’ Cycle Park ‘n’ Ride