//Forest 15

15km run / 191m vert / BEAUTIFUL shady forest

//Race Details

Entries for 2024 Noosa Ultra-Trail will open 1 September 2023

The Forest 15 is for anyone wishing to experience a morning in one of Noosa’s iconic forests for some off road running, jogging or even power walking!

Whilst there is only one hill to navigate a reasonable degree of fitness is required to tackle this little gem. Rest assured in the world of trail running distances can be deceiving and things are often harder than they appear on paper!

So for novice trail runners, those wishing to ‘step up’ from a 10km road run or to even get some dirt under their shoes or to even see what the fuss is all about then this is a good entre to our world!

With a looped course in Tewantin Forest Reserve this run is 63% trail / soft surface and 37% paved surface. There is some nice variety including some ‘single track’ as well as sections where you can let loose a little!

Some training on trails is recommended before you try this event to get used to soft and sometimes rocky or unstable terrain you find in the forests and national parks.

Having said all of that you can simply walk if it all becomes too much!!

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DATE Saturday 23 March 2023
START TIMES Self seeding waves from 7.30am, 7.35am, 7.40am, 7.45am
START LOCATION 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 Prize giving will take place Saturday 23 March at Noosa District Sports Complex at 10am 
PRIZE MONEY There is no prize money for this distances.
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 15 Course Map V2

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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 16+)


1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023


1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024


Prices are inclusive of GST but do not include a 5% transaction fee

  • Event T Shirt
  • Visor or Headskinz
  • Race number with timing device
  • Gear ID bag tag
  • Access to showers
  • “Happy Spouse Happy House” coffee voucher
  • 1 Aid Station on course (water, electrolytes, first aid)
  • Post event recovery area at finish line
  • Finishers Medal
Individual Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin

Thursday 21 March

Friday 22 March

1pm – 5pm

9am – 7pm

Noosa District Sports Complex Saturday 23 March 6am – 7.15am
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  • QR Code
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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
(30 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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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.

Craig Alexander

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I loved being part of the inaugural event and we will be heading back north again in 2024. Stoked to be part of the Noosa Ultra-Trail happening in March.

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(nee Emmerson)

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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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Join us in March 2024 and experience our trails
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