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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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+)
1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023
1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024
Prices are inclusive of GST but do not include a 5% transaction fee
ENTRY FEE INCLUSIONS
- Event T Shirt
- Visor or Headskinz
- Race number with timing device
- Gear ID bag tag
- 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
ATHLETE CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
||Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin
Thursday 21 March
Friday 22 March
1pm – 5pm
9am – 7pm
Late CHECK IN
|Noosa District Sports Complex
Saturday 23 March 6am – 6.30am
WHAT TO BRING
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- Drop Bag – optional
|SATURDAY 23 MARCH
(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
(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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