//Out’n’back 50

50KM RUN / 882 M ELEVATION / highly runnable

//Race Details

Entries for Noosa Ultra-Trail® 2022 will open 1 September 2021

The Out’N’Back course is named for the very reason that runners head north west via Ringtail State Forest out to Twin Hill Views Lookout and then return in a south easterly direction via Yurol State Forest and Lake McDonald taking in some of the ‘out’ course on the way back.

Following the Noosa Trail Network through three National Parks and State Forest Areas in Noosa with plenty of smooth and flat sections this is what the trail community call a ‘runnable’ course. With only 800m of elevation there are no stairs, there is no need to be bring trekking poles and there is no trudging up endless hills and peaks.

The course offers four different running surfaces or experiences from open dirt roads, 4WD tracks, single rain forest trails, grassed road shoulders, some technical sections with creek crossings and a few kilometres of hard surface ( bitumen and footpaths).Over three quarters of the course is within the shelter and protection of the forests and parks which provides shade and cooler air – perfect Autumn trail running conditions.

For a significant portion of the course runners follow the well established Noosa Trail Network. With only several main road crossings the OUT’N’BACK course will be popular for road marathon runners and if you want to have a crack at your first ULTRA (any event over 42.2km) then this is the event for you.

Be warned however that it is not as easy as it looks on paper!!

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Qualifier 50k
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START LOCATION Goodwin Street, Read Park, Tewantin
FINISH LOCATION Read Park, Tewantin
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 Read Park 1pm and 2pm
PRIZE MONEY Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded A$500
MANDATORY GEAR LIST Click here to view requirements
CUT OFF TIMES Cut off at Checkpoint 2 (23km from start) – 11am
Course Cut Off – 6.30pm
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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Individual (Aged 18+) A$195

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2021


1 Nov – 31 Jan 2022


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
  • 3 Aid Stations on course (water, electrolytes, nutrition, fruit, toilets, first aid)
  • Optional Bag Drop Service to Checkpoint 2
  • Post event recovery area
  • Finishers Medal
Individual Noosa Marina, 2 Parkyn Street, Tewantin Wednesday 23 March

Thursday 24 March

Friday 25 March

12pm – 5pm

9am – 5pm

9am – 7pm

  • Identification
  • Drop Bag – optional 
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    Shuttle Bus(30 min one way trip) Noosa Heads to Read Park, Tewantin  First Bus Departs – 4.30am
    Read Park Tewantin to Noosa Heads  Last Bus Departs 9.15pm
    Noosa Ferry(30 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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    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 always love being part of an inaugural event, particularly when it involves heading north! I’m ‘stoked’ to be a part of the Noosa Ultra-Trail® happening in March.

    Kellie 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®, a brand new event coming to my home town in 2022. 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

    Our ambassadors

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    Entries open 1 September 2021.

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