//Out’n’back 50

50KM RUN / 882 M ELEVATION / highly runnable

//Race Details

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 MacDonald 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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DATE Saturday 22 March 2025
START TIMES Self seeding waves from 7.00am, 7.05am, 7.10am, 7.15am
START LOCATION Noosa District Sports Complex
FINISH LOCATION Noosa District Sports Complex
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 Saturday 22 March at Noosa District Sports Complex from approximately 12pm
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) – 11.15am
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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Noosaultratrail 50 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 18+) A$205

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
  • 3 Checkpoints and 2 Water 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 District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin

Thursday 21 March

Friday 22 March

1pm – 5pm

9am – 7pm

Noosa District Sports Complex

Saturday 23 March 6am – 6.30am

  • Identification
  • QR Code
  • Drop Bag – optional 
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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.

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    I loved being part of the inaugural event and we will be heading back north again in 2025. Stoked to be part of the Noosa Ultra-Trail happening in March.

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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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    I’m so excited to be teaming up with Noosa Ultra-Trail, this great event coming to my town again in 2025. 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.

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    Join us in March 2025 and experience our trails
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