Spectator Information

Key Viewing Locations 

Mitchell Park, Broadwater Parklands hosts the Main Venue where all of the action will take place. At Mitchell Park you can see/visit:

  • Event Information Centre
  • Sport & Lifestyle Expo (including the Official ITU World Triathlon Merchandise Store)
  • Age Group Transition
  • Elite (Elite, Junior, U23, Mixed Relay, Paratriathlon) Transition
  • Finish Line
  • Sprint Distance Swim Start 
  • Elite Swim Starts 

*There is no entry fee into the venue or grandstands, so bring your friends and family to view this World Class event. 

Wednesday 12 September 

Gold Coast Open Aquathlon 

All the action can be viewed from the Venue. The swim course, run course and finish line all taking place within the venue. If you could like to cheer the athletes out on course, head to Cafe Catalina located just past the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. 

Thursday 13 September 

Races taking place: ITU Age Group Sprint Distance


Best viewing location is from Mitchell Park. Find the Gear Tent and you will be able to view the whole Swim Course. 


Place yourself along Gold Coast Hwy or Marine Pde and you will be able to see the athletes out on the Bike Course. 


Place yourself on the corner of Marine Pde and Gold Coast Hwy and you will be able to catch the athletes as they turn around on Gold Coast Hwy and then pass again as they come around the corner on Marine Pde. 

Friday 14 September: 

Races taking place - Under 23 (Men & Women) 

Saturday 15 September: 

Races taking place - ITU Paratriathlon, ITU Junior (Men & Women) & ITU Elite Women

Sunday 16 September: 

Races taking place - ITU Age Group Standard Distance, ITU U23/Junior Mixed Relay & ITU Elite Men

For all races above except for ITU Age Group Standard Distance, please see the details below: 


Best viewing location is from Mitchell Park. 


Within Mitchell Park, near the finish line or anywhere along Gold Coast Hwy. 

ITU Age Group Standard Distance Swim:

2km walk from Mitchell Park, head to Marine Pde between Whiting St & Imperial Pde. 


Parking will be on surrounding local streets (please ensure that you are aware of the changed traffic conditions). A lot of the Gold Coast has paid parking. See further details.


For more information head to the Transport Page. 

Opening and Closing Ceremony

The Opening and Closing Ceremony is open to all. If you would like to purchase food or beverages, this is at a cost. For more information see below:

Opening Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Event App and Athlete Tracking

ITU Grand Final App is available and has everything you need to know about the event as an athlete or a spectator, including Event Schedule, Course Maps and Athlete Tracking.  

ITU Grand Final App is available for Apple and Android.  Search for 'ITU Grand Final Gold Coast2018' in the Apple App or Google Play Stores.

The ITU Age Group Sprint and Standard Distance races can be tracked through the app or online at https://goldcoast.triathlon.org/.


Stream ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast LIVE and ON-Demand, highlights and more.  Watch the full elite races live on triathlonlive.tv/goldcoast.