Race Rules

Event exclusions

Due to Health and Safety, wheeled conveyances (including wheelchairs, baby buggies, scooters, bikes, inline skates) cannot be used for all events. The 5km Run is a family friendly event and will therefore allow baby buggies/prams to be used. Accompanying animals are not allowed on the course. Headphones and personal music devices are discouraged.

Health and safety

In the interest of providing a safe and enjoyable event experience for all entrants please take in to account the following;

  • Keep to the left of the course to allow people to pass on the right
  • Be courteous to your fellow participants at all times
  • Please obey instructions from race officials, volunteers, Police and traffic management at all times


Timing mats will be located at all start lines and at the finish line. Additionally, all runners will receive a split time at various points throughout the course. These will be updated with precise locations closer to the event date.

Disposable timing chips are attached to the back of your race number and will record your time. Timing chips do not need to be returned.

All timing results will be available online by age group category and will be based on participant's mat time.

We will also have an Event Mobile App that will include an athlete tracker so you can follow your friends results on the day.

Seeded Starts

In order to ensure a smooth start for all runners, seeded start zones will be in place at the start line of each event. Entrants are asked to assemble in the appropriate zone depending on their expected finish time. All walkers and those with prams must start at the back of the pack to ensure runners are not hindered. Please look for the expected finish time signage marked in the start area. 

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Bag Drop

gear bags

There will be a bag drop service for all runners, located at the Lions Park Festival Village.

Please collect your bag by 1:00pm Saturday 26 May 2018 before you leave the Festival Village. Any remaining gear will be held at the event office in Noosaville.

All bags must be accompanied by the race number gear tag available at the Bag Drop. Please ensure your race bag has the gear tag attached before you drop it off at the designated bag drop area. Any gear left at the start lines or discarded and left at any point on the course will be collected and donated to Charity. You must NOT drop any gear at aid stations or anywhere on the course for later retrieval.

Aid Stations

Each distance event will be well supported with Aid stations located across the course for all distances, approximately every 2.5km.

Aid stations will provide water, isotonic sports drink, toilet facilities and first aid. 

Please refer to course maps for aid station locations.


Spectator Info

specatators noosa

Spectator viewing locations

To ensure your support crew, family and friends can see you out there on the event course and cheer you on, we will identify a number of great spectator viewing locations. Please view the course map and familiarise yourself with the best way to get around the course as a spectator and the access points for spectators. More details will become available closer to the event.

Mobile App

We will be launching an event mobile app with key information on all that is happening at Runaway Noosa Marathon, this will also include an athlete tracker so you can follow your friends.  More details on the App will be announced closer to the event.

Event day road closures

There will be a number of road closures in the Noosa Region on event day. We will publish a road closure map closer to event day so you can familiarise yourself with these closures and plan your day and driving routes accordingly. 


Sat, 26 May 2018