Gold Coast Beach Parade

Event Information

Gold Coast Beach Parade is a celebration of Queensland’s healthy lifestyle with a celebration of our famous beaches and beach culture.  Each entry will benefit our charity of choice – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital in helping to look after our precious wildlife and care for our city’s koalas.

On registering to enter, you must pay a donation direct to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation Trust Fund of $25 per person for an individual entry, $80 donation for a family(up to 4) and $200 donation for a company/sporting club/school(up to 10).

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THE EVENT
THE RECORD
THE CHARITY
THE LOCATION

The Event

Gold Coast Beach Parade – is a new world record attempt for the greatest number of people (men, women and children) in koala ear visors involved in a beach parade.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 16 at Burleigh Heads.

In this particularly difficult year, we are set to shine a spotlight on Queensland’s enviable lifestyle — focusing upon our beaches and community spirit, while supporting a charity that’s close to all of our hearts – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and saving our city’s Koalas. 
Gold Coast Beach Parade is a celebration of Queensland’s healthy lifestyle with a national and world focus on our famous beaches and beach culture.  The whole of our community will be walking as one, proud to promote their home city, the Gold Coast at the Gold Coast Beach Parade.  

The event to raise money to save the city’s koalas with our charity of choice, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. 

There is no fee to enter, but a nominated donation of $25 per person for an individual entry, $80 donation for a family(up to 4) and $200 donation for a company/sporting club/school (up to 10)on registration goes directly into the charity’s trust fund.

You must enter online before to the event. No entries will be accepted on the day, due to COVID regulations. 

On event day you must check in using your ticket/QR registration, and collect your special participant wristband and your special participant Koala ear visors. The visor must be worn at all times while walking in the event to achieve our world record! 

The event is taking place at beautiful Burleigh Heads. Home to many of Australia’s famous furry residents. 
Check-in is at Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads between 8 am and 10.45 am on event day, May 16.  Parade commences 11 am.

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Gold Coast Beach Parade

The Record

The record will be measured by the number of participants wearing a visor(with Koala ears) in beachwear who complete the parade route.

    1. The Gold Coast Beach Parade walk will happen on Burleigh beach opposite Justins Park, just north of the Mowbray Park SLSC. Participants will walk down the beach in single file to North Burleigh SLSC turning at the check point, and return down along the beach front to Burleigh again, and be counted as you enter the main stage area. The parade route is 3 km.
    2. There is a start, turn 1, turn 2 and finish checkpoints, where all participants will be electronically identified with their official wristband and counted as having completed the whole distance passing through all designated check points.
    3. A start signal will be used. Electronic registration(wristbands) of all participants must be used, and all participants must pass through designated check points along the route.
    4. There is a main stage on the beach, with a suspended counter over the catwalk. All participants finish the parade by walking down the catwalk, with the counter ticking over the numbers.
    5. Beachwear is classified for the gentlemen — men’s board shorts, lycra swimmers(budgies speedos etc), rashies, beach wear. For the ladies — one piece swimsuit, two piece swimsuit, rashie or tankini or wrap.  Thus only participants who meet this standard of dress can be qualified.  That is, males, females and kids in beachwear only wearing a visor.
    6. There will be a beachwear parade on the stage following the event, in a promotion of beachwear manufacturers and push to ‘buy local’
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Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation

The charity of choice for the Gold Coast Beach Parade, to directly benefit the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. The Foundation was created to secure the future of Australia’s wildlife. 

The Foundation directly funds Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and its vital work treating, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. 

The Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting  14000 animals a year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community. 

The skilled and experienced veterinary team, supported by volunteers, prides itself in providing the highest level of veterinary care to all of their patients. 

As a charity, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation relies on donations and public support to continue this free service to the community…which is why community fundraising events and initiatives like the Gold Coast Beach Parade are so important to us. 

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The Location

The Gold Coast Beach Parade walk will happen on Burleigh beach opposite Justins Park, just north of the Mowbray Park SLSC.

Participants will walk down the beach in single file to North Burleigh SLSC turning at the check point, and return down along the beachfront to Burleigh again, and be counted as you enter the main stage area. The parade route is 3 km.

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