ABOUT Southport Runners and Walkers

The Beginning

Welcome to the Southport Runners and Walkers Club. The club was formed in January 2004 to fill a void at the Northern end of the Gold Coast. Southport Runners and Walkers is informal and very casual and friendly in its approach to running and walking .

Be Part of Our Community

The club meets every Sunday at the Queens Park Tennis Centre Southport. All ages and abilities are catered for with distances from 5 km through to 20 kms, or longer during the lead-up to the marathon.

Different courses are set each week, usually north or south along the picturesque Broadwater and sometimes taking the Federation Walk up to the Seaway.


Many members competed in the Gold Coast Marathon Day events with many members families and friends competing in the 7.5km walk, 10km run, half marathon and full marathon.


There is a small annual fee and a gold coin donation each time you run or if you are a visitor, to cover the cost of fresh fruit, that is always provided at the end of your walk or run. All monies collected go back to the members, a free BBQ is held every month or six weeks. During the summer months we start as close to 6.30am as possible (6.00am when hot) and in the winter 7.00am is the preferred start time. You will be made most welcome from like minded people who enjoy physical activity followed by fresh fruits, coffee and toast etc. What a way to start your Sunday and so Very G.C......! PS: CASUAL VISITORS AND HOLIDAY MAKERS ARE MOST WELCOME.

Committee 2016

President: Sarah Dry
Vice President: Victor Watt
Secretary: Kerry Magro
Treasurer: Tony Bradford
Club Captain: Alan Whittle and Bomber Hutchinson
General Committee: Judy Callahan, Christine Purdie, Marina Whittle, Wendy Simpson, Anthony Munn