//Ultra-Trail®  100

100KM RUN / 2420m vert/ the marquee event

//Race Details

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

In 2024 as promised there will be a new course for the Ultra-Trail® 100 with more time under the canopy the shady and coolers Parks and Forests.

Runners will head to Twin Hills View Lookout and will then head west on Upper Pinbarren Road along with runners in the Hinterland Traverse 80 toward Woondum National Park.

After the ‘Steep Climb” to the ridgeline runners in the Ultra-Trail® will head 6km down to the valley floor to a new Checkpoint ( CP “M”) at Madill Road which is the 40km point.

After a few creek crossings and the cooler air of the National Park, runners will tackle the climb back up to the Water Station at James McKane Lookout (52km). As a guide runners will need to reach this point by no later than 2.30pm – 3pm ( 9 hours). This can be achieved by doing an average of 6km an hour (10 minutes per km) which is a brisk walking pace.

After James McKane Lookout the hard work is done and it is literally ‘All Downhill to Cooran (57km) and then onto Pomona (66km) !!”

With a revised ‘Cut Off’ of 5pm we have given all runners 11 hours to reach Pomona (66km) which we feel is achievable for ‘middle of the pack’ runners.

To comply with the State Government requirements all runners must be across Yurol Forest Drive by 6.15pm. Hence with a modified and slighty longer route for Ultra-Trail® 100 runners AFTER Pomona the cut off at Pomona has been pulled back to 5pm.

After crossing Yurol Forest Drive at Kidd Road, runners will do a 4.35km ‘Yurol Loop’ before continuing onto Checkpoint 5 at Lake MacDonald which needs to be reached prior to the 9pm ‘Cut Off”. From there it is a gentle downhill run to the finish.

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DATE Saturday 23 March 2023
DISTANCE 100km
START TIMES Self seeding waves from 6am, 6.05am, 6.10am
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 Prize giving will take place from 4pm
PRIZE MONEY Overall Male and Female individual winners will be awarded A$1000
MANDATORY GEAR LIST Click here to view requirements – See Pre Race Information
CUT OFF TIMES Checkpoint 2 Timing Check – Twin Hills View Lookout (23km from start) – 10.30am
Cut off at Checkpoint 4 – Pomona (66km) – 5pm
Cut off at Checkpoint 5 – Lake McDonald (87km) – 9pm
RACE BRIEFING There will be a 10 minute race briefing before the start
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TERRAIN

54% 4WD/SINGLE TRACK
30% DIRT ROAD
10% GRASS/OTHER
6% PAVED
Noosaultratrail 100 Course Map V4

Download mapDownload GPX fileDownload KML file

Disclaimer:

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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ENTRY FEES
CATEGORY EARLY BIRD STANDARD LATE
Individual (Aged 18+) A$385 

1 Sept – 31 Oct 2023

$405 

1 Nov – 31 Jan 2024

$425

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
  • “Happy Spouse Happy House” coffee voucher
  • 5 Aid Stations on course (water, electrolytes, nutrition, fruit, toilets, first aid)
  • Optional Bag Drop Service to Checkpoint 2 and Checkpoint 4
  • Post event recovery area at finish line
  • Finishers Medal
ATHLETE CHECK IN / REGISTRATION
CATEGORY LOCATION DATE TIME
Individual Noosa District Sports Complex, Butler St, Tewantin

Thursday 21 March 

Friday 22 March

1pm – 5pm 

9am – 7pm

WHAT TO BRING
  • Identification
  • Mandatory Gear
  • Optional Drop Bags
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SATURDAY 23 MARCH ROUTE TIME
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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Kellie Emmerson Square

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.

Kellie Angel

(nee Emmerson)

Our ambassadors
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

Our ambassadors
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

Our ambassadors

Join us in March 2024 and experience our trails
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