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Event schedule

Thursday 23 March Activity Location
9am – 5pm Registration / Check In Noosa Marina, Tewantin
All Day – Times TBC Noosa Lifestyle Activities Various Locations
Friday 24 March Activity Location
9am – 7pm Registration / Check In Noosa Marina, Tewantin
All Day – Times TBC Noosa Lifestyle Activities Various Locations
Saturday 25 March Activity Location
4.30am Bus Shuttle Service Begins From Noosa Heads to Tewantin
5.00am Venue Open including Information & Gear tent Goodwin Street, Tewantin
5.30am Ferry Shuttle Service Begins
6.30am – 11.30am Registrations / Check in open for Forest 15 and Pomona Sundowner 30 Goodwin Street & Tewantin State School, Tewantin
5.45am Race Start – Ultra-Trail 100 Goodwin Street
6.00am Race Start – Hinterland Traverse 80 Goodwin Street
6.15am – 6.50am Courtesy Bus transfers to Twin Hill Views Lookout for Cross Country 25 Cullinane Street, Tewantin
7.00am Race Start – Out’N’Back 50 Goodwin Street
7.30am Race Start – Forest 15 Goodwin Street
7.45am Race Start – Cross Country 25 Twin Hill Views lookout
10.00am – 5pm Presentations Tewantin State School
12m – 12.30pm Courtesy Bus transfers to Pomona for Pomona Sundowner 30 Cullinane Street, Tewantin
1.00pm Race Start Pomona Sundowner 30 Stan Topper Park, Pomona
6.30pm Cut off for Out’N’Back 50
10.45pm Cut off for Hinterland Traverse 80 Tewantin State School
10.45pm Cut off for Ultra-Trail 100 Tewantin State School
11.00pm Last Shuttle Bus departs for Noosaville Cullinane Street, Tewantin
Sunday 26 March Activity Location
9.00am – 12pm Lost Property & collection of Drop Bags Tewantin State School
All Day – Times TBC Lifestyle Activities Various Locations
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Pre-race information

Registration / Check In

The Registration / Check in will be at Noosa Marina, Tewantin. It will be open as follows:

  • Thursday 23rd 9am – 5pm
  • Friday 24th 9am – 7pm

Late Check In will be available for runners in the Forest 15, Cross Country 25 and Pomona Sundowner on Saturday 25 March at Tewantin State School from 6am. You will require ID and will receive your race pack including race bib and timing chip, event t-shirt, coffee voucher and visor or headskinz.

A place to stay – If you’re visiting Noosa make sure you have booked your accommodation well in advance. Noosa is a popular place hence it’s smart to plan ahead!


Leave the car and take advantage of ferry service. From Thursday to Friday for a small charge you can be taken from the main accommodation hubs of Noosa Heads and Noosaville to the Check In / Registration area at Noosa Marina, Tewantin. Enjoy the river cruise and a coffee at the marina.


For those with family or friends wishing to see the beautiful Hinterland and meet you at a Checkpoint on the course there will be limited designated and street parking around the venue. There’s lots to explore so head to Pomona and have a coffee or check out Lake McDonald and the Botanic Gardens!

Mandatory Gear

Mandatory Gear is now a regular part of ultra trail events. This is an event based on minimalist requirements however due to the nature of trail running particularly in forests and parks there are always potential obstacles or hazards.

Hence all competitors in the Ultra Events deemed Ultra (anything over 42.2km) being the 50km, 80km and 100km must carry gear at all times. As Athlete Safety and Welfare is at the core of our principles – No mandatory gear means no start.

Mandatory Gear is as follows:

  • Mobile Phone
  • Rain Jacket (if rain is predicted)
  • Water / Electrolyte and Nutrition
  • Compression Bandage
  • Whistle

For those racing the Hinterland traverse 80km and Ultra-Trail® 100km, additional items include:

  • Approved hi-vis vest that complies with Australian Standard
  • Headlamp
  • Thermal top subject to conditions

Those competing in the 30km, 25km or 15km should only need to carry sufficient fluid or nutrition as required.

Race Outfit

Make sure you have appropriate clothing for the conditions such as sunscreen and a hat or visor if it is hot and wet weather gear if rain is forecast. Luckily the month of March is usually warm so there should be no need for thermals !

Race Number and Timing

This should be attached to the front of your shirt. There will be a no shirt – no race policy.

Fluid and Nutrition

There will be aid stations and water stations along the routes. Carry whatever you decide you need. Our electrolyte partner is Tailwind.


If you are looking for local Trail Running Groups to train with send us an email and we can help put you in touch with some great people. The Noosa Ultra & Trail Runners (NUTRs) are the local trail specialists in Noosa.


If you are seeking remedial or sports massage treatment prior to the event contact Glo Personal Training & Massage via the following email: [email protected]

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Race Day Information

Race Briefings

Race briefings will be held 10 minutes prior to the start of all events. It is compulsory for you to attend your race briefing. It will include any course changes, weather alerts or event day issues.

For those competing in the Cross Country 25 your race briefing will be at the start at Twin Hill Views Lookout. Similarly for those in the Pomona Sundowner 30 your briefing will be at the start at Stan Topper Park in Pomona.

Timing Transponders

For all events we use disposable timing transponders which are attached to the back of your race bib.

There are multiple timing mats along the route meaning your family and friends can track your progress.

Information / Gear Tent / Lost Property

This will be open from 5am at Tewantin State School and will accept any excess gear you have (sweaters, jackets). Your bag must have the numbered tag provided to you at Check In. The Gear Tent will close at 11pm. Any gear left behind will be able to be collected at Tewantin State School on Sunday from 9am – 12pm. Any gear not collected by 12pm will be given to local charities.

Note: There is no Gear Tent at the 25km or 30km Start lines.

Start Line Facilities

There are a range of facilities available at Tewantin State School and Pomona including toilets. Twin Hills View Lookout has only toilets.

Noosaultratrail Venue Map

Download venue map for Tewantin State School

Tea / Coffee

Each participant in the morning events is given a ‘Happy Spouse Happy House’ Tea or Coffee voucher which can be redeemed from 5.30am – 2.30pm at the First Batch coffee van at Tewantin State School.

Food & Beverages

There will be several catering vans in the Venue area. The Tewantin shopping centre area is a 10 minute walk (800 metres) with a whole range of shops.

Transport – Shuttle Bus or Noosa Ferry

During the online registration process, athletes can pre purchase vouchers for themselves and family members for on the day transport.

The shuttle bus will operate from 4.30am and shuttle ferry 5.30am on Saturday morning departing from Noosa Heads. These will take athletes and their family / friends from the main accommodation hubs of Noosa Heads and Noosaville to the Noosa Marina and the Start / Finish at Tewantin State School, Tewantin. Those taking the Ferry can either walk the 1.5km (15 minutes) to Tewantin State School or wait for the Shuttle Bus.

The last Ferry will depart Noosa Marina at 5.15pm and the last shuttle bus will depart Tewantin at 11pm and arrive in Noosa Heads at approximately 11.30pm.

Noosaultratrail Transport Map

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Parking / Drop Off

There will be limited designated and street parking around the venue. There’s lots to explore so head to Pomona for coffee or lunch see the beautiful Hinterland – or meet your runner at a Checkpoint on the course and check out locations such Lake MacDonald and the Botanic Gardens!!

Noosaultratrail Spectators Map

Download Spectator Viewing map

25km Competitors – MUST READ

There is no parking or access to the start at Twin Hills View Lookout. All competitors must catch the shuttle bus from Cullinane Street.

Bus departure times are from 6.15am – 6.50am (if buses are full before the designated time they will depart). DO NOT MISS THE BUS.

DROP Bags (50km, 80km & 100KM runners only)

These will be at your designated Checkpoints – either CP 2 (23km) and / or CP4(53km or 73km). Drop bags should be handed in at Check In. They will be packed Friday night into vans.

Bags should be in the accepted style (Insulated Square Shopping Bags and clearly numbered, named and labelled CP2 or CP4).CP2 drop bags will be available for collection from 3pm at Tewantin State School. CP4 drop bags will be available on Sunday 9am-12pm at Tewantin State School.

Checkpoints and Medical / Aid Stations

There will be a total of 5 Checkpoints on the 80km and 100km course, 3 checkpoints in the 50km course, 1 checkpoint in 30km & 25km and 1 checkpoint on the 15km course.

At each checkpoint there will be water and electrolyte and a range of fruit and snacks (there will be no food at Checkpoint 1). Each checkpoint will have a First Aid person to attend to any athlete issues.

There will be toilet facilities at all checkpoints except Checkpoint 1.Athletes in the 50km, 80km and 100km must bring their own fluid and nutrition as specified in the Mandatory Gear Lists.

There will be rubbish bins provided however all athletes are expected to take all their rubbish with them.

Given the time of year there are additional water stations along some sections of the courses between checkpoints.

Refer to course maps for details.

Road Crossing

Due to the nature of the Noosa Trail Network the event will be on ‘open roads’. In other words there will be no road closures except Goodwin Street, Tewantin.

There are several road crossings that will be either fully supervised by accredited traffic management personnel or by self crossing points at low traffic areas.

It is every runners responsibility to ensure they comply with race rules and exhibiting caution when either crossing over roads or running on road shoulders.

Cut off times

Sunrise is at 6.03am and sunset 6.05pm with darkness descending around 6.30pm. Athlete Safety is our No.1 priority and we want to bring the majority of the field home before dark! Please refer to the individual event pages for specific cut off times.

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Post race information

Finish Area

The Finish Area for all events is at Tewantin State School.

Noosaultratrail Venue Map

Download venue map for Tewantin State School

There will be a number of catering facilities for spectators and friends to enjoy as well as an outdoor café set up under the trees

For a wider selection of food offerings people can stroll into Tewantin (only 10 minutes walk) should they be seeking more facilities or services. Tewantin State School swimming pool will be open for runners to cool off and have a shower and change of clothes.

Massage services will be available – 15 minutes for $20

The first runners are expected to finish at the following times:

  • 15km – First Male 9.10am
  • First Female 9.20am
  • 25km – First Male 9.45am
  • First Female 10am
  • 50km – First Male 11am
  • First Female 11.30am
  • 80km First Male 2.00pm
  • First Female 3.00pm
  • 30km First Male – 4.15pm
  • First Female – 4.20pm
  • 100km First Male – 4pm
  • First Female – 5pm

Prize Giving Schedule (Approximate Times – 10 minutes after 3rd place )

  • 15km – 10am
  • 25km – 11am
  • 50km – 1pm
  • 80km – 4pm
  • 100km – 5pm

There will be a finish line photographer and photographers on course to capture your trail and finish line experience and memory of your achievement.

Random Draw Prizes

There will be a number of random draw prizes after each Prize Giving Schedule with prizes given only if the person is in attendance

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Trail / Race Rules & Safety

At the core of the Noosa Ultra Trail event mantra is both Athlete Experience and athlete safety.

Course Signage and Markings

For a large part of each course runners will follow the established Noosa Trail Network trails.

Each course will be clearly marked with sign boards, colour coding and arrows at junctions or key locations.

  • Forest 15 – Green
  • Cross Country 25 – Yellow
  • Pomona Sundowner 30 – Orange
  • Out N Back 50 – Royal Blue
  • Hinterland Traverse 80 – Silver
  • Ultra-Trail® 100 – Black

In addition where necessary the trail will be highlighted with pink ribbons and reflective tape.

Personal Safety

The Noosa Ultra-Trail® takes place in the Hinterland weaving its way on roads, paths, tracks and trails through forests, residential areas and pasture lands.

It is the responsibility of each runner to ensure their own safety as they navigate their way along each course.

Runners in the 50km, 80km and 100km must carry mandatory gear.

Being in autumn the weather is still expected to be warm and humid so consumption of sufficient water, electrolyte and nutrition is important.

Each runner should carry a mobile phone and the emergency number for Race Director will be provided.

Course Safety

As this event is only in its second year some of the trails will be new terrain for many runners. Although there are no steep mountainous climbs there are still some technical sections requiring careful navigation particularly slopes around creek crossings.

As well some of the areas have experienced deforestation with earthworks and unsure footing part of the trail network.

As an established Trail Network caution needs to be observed along many sections particularly along dirt roads, beside people’s homes and for some the presence of cows and gates! There will be other users on the day including walkers, mountain bike riders, possibly motor bikes and even horses.

The most important element of this event is to show caution at every road crossing and be alert to motor vehicle traffic along dirt or bitumen roads.

Each section will have a designated Trail Marker who is in radio communication with the 2 event hubs in Tewantin and Pomona.

Medical Response

There will be qualified medical personnel at each checkpoint. In the event of a medical emergency and you are the first on the scene the following protocol needs to be followed:

1. First on Scene

If you are first on the scene stop and assist the person in need. Establish their name and if required phone for help on the EMERGENCY NUMBER. Give details of the situation, the race number of the person injured or distressed and your approximate location.

2. Stay and Support

If required stay with the runner until the Trail Trooper or medical support arrives. The maximum distance from each checkpoint is 11km.

Race Rules

Download the attached PDF to view the race rules

Covid -19

With COVID-19 now a part of our daily lives we will be employing appropriate COVID – 19 policies as stipulated by the Queensland Government.

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UTMB® Index

The Noosa Ultra-Trail® is an INDEX level race within the UTMB® family.

For more information click here

Index 20k
Index 50k
Index 100k
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We encourage your family and friends to go out on course and watch.

Here is a map showing access routes and as well as viewing points for your runner.

Noosaultratrail Spectators Map

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Craig Alexander Square 2

I love Noosa, it is a beautiful place with a rich history in endurance events. As someone who has seen first hand the growth of trail running, I'm excited to come up to Noosa - so join me at the Noosa Ultra-Trail®, a fun and challenging new run festival in the Noosa Hinterland.

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I loved being part of the inaugural event and we will be heading back north again in 2023. Stoked to be part of the Noosa Ultra-Trail® happening in March.

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Matt Golinski Square 2

As a local I love the diversity of the landscapes and friendliness in the small towns. I’ve been part of the discussions with the community about the Trail Network upgrades and how to make the trails more usable, so it’s great to see a new event like the Noosa Ultra-Trail® enticing more people to our patch of paradise.

Matt Golinski

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Kat Harding Square

I’m so excited to be teaming up with Noosa Ultra-Trail®, this great event coming to my town again in 2023. Living an active lifestyle and enjoying the outdoors is a huge part of my life and incredibly important in order to live well and be healthy! I can’t wait to share yoga and its benefits to the runners participating in the event.

Kat Harding

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