//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 Tewantin State School.

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

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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Qualifier 20k
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START LOCATION Twin Hill Views Lookout  (accessible only by Courtesy bus with departures from 6.15am from Tewantin State School)
FINISH LOCATION Tewantin State School
MINIMUM AGE Must be 18 years of age on race day to compete
RACE CATEGORIES Male & Female 18-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
PRIZE GIVING Prize giving will take place Saturday 26 March at Tewantin State School at 11am 
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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Noosaultratrail 25 Course Map V1

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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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Individual (Aged 18+) A$125

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2021


1 Nov – 31 Jan 2022


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

  • Event T Shirt
  • Visor or Headskinz
  • Race number with timing device
  • Official race wristband
  • Gear ID bag tag
  • 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
Individual Tewantin Marina, Parkyn Street, Tewantin Wednesday 23 March

Thursday 24 March

Friday 25 March

12pm – 5pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 7pm



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SATURDAY 26 MARCH CAPACITY DEPARTURE (Tewantin State School – 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

There will be no access for athletes along Black Pinch Road except for Official Vehicles, Courtesy Buses and local residents.

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Shuttle Bus(30 min one way trip) Noosa Heads to Tewantin State School First Bus Departs – 4.30am
Tewantin State School to Noosa Heads  Last Bus Departs 9.15pm
Noosa Ferry(20 minute one way trip) Noosa Heads to Noosa Marina  (1.5km from Start) First Ferry Departs 4.30am
Noosa Marina to Noosa Heads Last Ferry departs 5.15pm

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

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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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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.

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