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!!Enter now