Tourism & Events Queensland

Message from Minister for Tourism Industry Development, The Honourable Kate Jones MP

It is my pleasure to invite you to another world-class event on the Sunshine Coast – the 2019 Runaway Noosa Marathon.

With a variety of race options, the Runaway Noosa Marathon is quickly becoming a blockbuster Sunshine Coast event which regularly attracts strong visitor numbers.

Events are vital to the Queensland economy in promoting our beautiful destinations, driving visitation, supporting local jobs and fostering community pride, while also inspiring travellers to experience the best address on earth. This event is part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! In Queensland events calendar, worth $800 million to the state’s economy.

If you are visiting for the event, I encourage you to make it a weekend getaway and explore the diverse tourism experiences on offer on the Sunshine Coast, from the pristine beaches and beautiful hinterland to the incredible dining and ecotourism experiences.

The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism Industry Development

Kate Jones Head Shot Welcome Message

Tourism Noosa

Welcome message from Tourism Noosa CEO Steve McPharlin

Many of us who live in Noosa love to find new ways to jump into the beautiful nature that surrounds us, combining health, wellness and an appreciation of the region’s natural beauty – from the National Parks and clear waters of Laguna Bay, to the river that courses through our villages and the green trails of the hinterland.

With the Runaway Noosa Marathon and Swim Noosa, Ironman once again gives visitors and locals of all fitness levels a perfect chance to get out there, breathe in the fresh air and take it all in.

And once you’re done with your run, walk or swim, there’s plenty more to see and do in Noosa, so make sure you take time to kick back in Noosa, the Relaxation Capital of Australia!

As part of our commitment to protecting and enhancing Noosa’s environment, Tourism Noosa is proud to introduce the Trees for Tourism program in partnership with Noosa and District Landcare and sponsored events. Trees for Tourism will support tree planting for land rehabilitation, carbon emission reduction and the improvement of koala habitat, with contributions from events, business conferences and from the public through the Noosa Visitor Information Centre.

We also work with events to bring enhanced sustainability actions such as reducing or eliminating single-use plastic which will have positive and long-lasting impacts on Noosa’s environment and community.

We’re very excited to once again support the Runaway Noosa Marathon and to work with Ironman to bring this wonderful weekend to our event calendar. We welcome all runners, walkers, swimmers, their families and friends to Noosa and wish you all well for a great weekend of fun, fitness and exploring Noosa.


Steve McPharlin


Tourism Noosa


Sat, 23 May 2020