//Cross COuntry 25

25KM RUN / 287m vert / SPECTACULAR start line

//Race Details

The Cross Country 25km is a point to point trail run from Twin Hills View Lookout to Noosa District Sports Complex.

Access to the start area will only be accessed by a 30 minute courtesy bus ride from Noosa District Sports Complex to the lookout area. There will be no vehicle access along Black Pinch Road with the exception of local residents and courtesy buses.

There will be two groupings – Early Starters and Late Starters. The first 300 entrants will be given EARLY Start times. These places are expected to fill around early – mid November. The EARLY starters will be on buses leaving the Sports Complex from 6.15am – 6.50am with start times from 7.45am. Those who have entered after this will be on buses from 7.30am – 7.50am with start times from approx 8.30am.

The course starts from one of the best vistas in Noosa with 180 degree views across Lake Cootharaba and Lake Cooroibah in the east to Mount Cooroora and Mount Pinbarren in the West.

Whilst the word ‘fast’ is rarely used in trail running vernacular this is a ‘fast course’ worthy of a PB and perfectly suited for half marathon road runners as well as multi sport athletes wanting to feel the dirt under their soles!

With its ‘achievable’ distance and kilometres of smooth surfaces to be run on this is slated to be the most popular and enjoyable events for runners of all types on the Noosa Ultra-Trail® schedule!

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DATE Saturday 22 March 2025
DISTANCE 25km
START TIMES Early times: 7.45am, 7.50am, 7.55am, 8.00am. Late times: 8.45am, 8,50am, 8.55am, 9am
START LOCATION Twin Hill Views Lookout  (accessible only by Courtesy bus with departures from 6.15am from Noosa District Sports Complex)
FINISH LOCATION Noosa District Sports Complex
MINIMUM AGE Must be 16 years of age on race day to compete
RACE CATEGORIES Male & Female 16-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
PRIZE GIVING Saturday 22 March at Noosa District Sports Complex at approximately 10.30am
PRIZE MONEY Not applicable
MANDATORY GEAR LIST Click here to view requirements
CUT OFF TIMES Course Cut Off – 6.30pm
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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TERRAIN

40% 4WD/SINGLE TRACK
32% DIRT ROAD
4% GRASS/OTHER
24% PAVED
Noosaultratrail 25 Course Map V2

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Disclaimer:

The current GPX and KML files are indicative of the routes for event day, HOWEVER, the event organiser reserves the right to change/amend the course on or before event day in response to track changes out of our control, Council or QPWS works/closures, adverse weather or any other condition that may deem it necessary to adjust the course for the safety of all participants and in order to abide by all road regulations and permit requirements. Closer to event day, you should check and upload any updated route files/maps.

As with any route, it is your responsibility when training to abide by all road regulations, any signs, closed trails, or warnings in National Parks, and to be aware when running on or near roads, of cars and other vehicles using those roads. Do not run with ear pods in when on or near roads. Some of the routes use roads, paths, tracks and trails open to public users, which include walkers, farms, local residents, vehicles, livestock etc. Other risks may include, but are not limited to, encounters with wildlife. As a user of the trails, you acknowledge and agree to extend due care and courtesy to all using these paths/trails/roads, and to carry with you appropriate gear, water and first aid.

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ENTRY FEES
CATEGORY EARLY BIRD STANDARD LATE
Individual (Aged 16+) A$145

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023

$165

1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024

$185

Price include one way Courtesy Bus transfer for runners from Noosa District Sports Complex to Twin Hill Views Lookout.
Prices are inclusive of GST but do not include a 5% transaction fee.

ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS
  • Event T Shirt
  • Visor or Headskinz
  • Race number with timing device
  • Gear ID bag tag
  • Access to showers
  • Courtesy bus transfer for runner to start line
  • “Happy Spouse Happy House” coffee voucher
  • 1 Aid Station on course (water, electrolytes, nutrition, fruit, toilets, first aid)
  • Post event recovery area at finish line
  • Finishers Medal
ATHLETE CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
CATEGORY LOCATION DATE TIME
Individual Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin

Thursday 21 March

Friday 22 March

1pm – 5pm

9am – 7pm

Late CHECK IN

(Only with prior approval for late starters)

Noosa District Sports Complex Saturday 23 March from 6am
WHAT TO BRING
  • Identification
  • QR Code
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PROVISIONAL COURTESY BUS TO START LINE TIMETABLE (35 Minute trip)

EARLY STARTERS

SATURDAY 23 MARCH CAPACITY DEPARTURE (Noosa District Sports Complex – times may change) ARRIVAL (Twin Hill Views Lookout)
1 & 2 24 & 24 6.15am & 6.20am(or when full) 7.00am
3 & 4 50 & 50 6.25am & 6.30am (or when full) 7.10am
5 & 6 50 & 50 6.35am & 6.40am 7.20am
50  6.45am (if required) 7.25am
8 50 6.50am (last bus) If required 7.30am

LATE STARTERS

SATURDAY 23 MARCH CAPACITY DEPARTURE (Noosa District Sports Complex – times may change) ARRIVAL (Twin Hill Views Lookout)
1 & 2 50 & 50 7.30am & 7.35am (or when full) 8.15am
3 & 4 50 & 50 7.40am & 7.45am (or when full) 8.30am

Note: Due to access restrictions along Black Pinch Road, LATE START runners in these buses will be dropped at a different location on Cootharaba Road required a short 850m uphill walk to the Cross Country 25 Start Line at Checkpoint 2.

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SATURDAY 23 MARCH ROUTE TIME
Shuttle Bus
(30 min one way trip)
Noosa Heads to Noosa District Sports Complex First Bus Departs 4.30am
Noosa District Sports Complex to Noosa Heads  Last Bus Departs 10pm
Noosa Ferry
(20 minute one way trip)
Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina  (1.5km from Start) First Ferry Departs 5.30am

Shuttle Bus – $10 per person return, pre booked online. Noosa Ferry – $10 per person return, pre booked online.

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