Event Details

Date Saturday 26th May 2018
Entry Fee View Entry fees here
Distance 42.2km
Start Time 6:30am
Start Line Noosa Parade, Noosa
Finish Line Noosa Parade, Noosa
Minimum Age
16 years of age for 2 person relay, and 12 years of age for 4 person relay.
Junior Teams
Teams with all runners ages 12-17 must be entered by a parent/guardian using the Non-Participating Team Captain option. 
Cut-off time Due to course management and road closure restrictions there is a cut-off point at 33km into the race and participants should have passed this point by 11:45am, on their last lap. Competitors that failed to achieve this time will be turn around earlier at this point. The course will officially be closed at 1:15pm.
Timing Results Marathon: Timing results will be provided by Marathon Relay category for both runners and walkers, and will be based on team's mat time. The Marathon Team Relay categories are as follows Males, Female, Mixed
Prizes All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Medals will be awarded to 1st , 2nd and 3rd placing in each team category, and will be based on team's mat time.

2 Person Relay Team Info

The 2 person Team Relay is designed for people who want to do the full marathon with a mate.

The full marathon is a 4 lap course, and each team relay member will complete two laps each (consecutive laps) of the course equalling 21.1km (10.55km per lap).

Individual and Relay Marathon runners begin at the same time. Team Relay Runner 1 will run the first two laps of the four lap marathon course; and then hand over the wristband to Runner 2 in the relay exchange area. Team Relay Runner 2 will then complete laps three and four of the marathon course. Both relay team members will have a unique bib number and timing chip so no chip or number exchange will be required. However, the relay wrist band exchange must take place in the designated relay exchange area to be considered a valid exchange. Relay teams will select who runs in which order, as long as both relay team members complete their consecutive laps each.

Runner 1 can wait in the relay exchange area for Runner 2 so that team members may re-join to cross the finish line together at the completion of lap 4.

Relay Teams may be all male, all female or mixed (1 Male, 1 Female)

Prizes:

Top 3 relay teams in each of the three categories (Male, Female, Mixed)

*To be eligible for awards, both team members must complete two laps and both laps must be completed in sequence. The team member that starts at the beginning of the event (Runner 1) must complete lap one and two. Team member two (Runner 2) must complete laps three and four. Relay teams may choose who starts in what position.

*Any team that completes the event but does so outside of the designated order will receive a finish time but will not be eligible for awards.

4 Person Relay Team Info

The 4 person Team Relay is designed for people who want to do the full marathon with a few mates.

The full marathon is a 4 lap course, and each team relay member will run one lap each of the course equalling 10.55km per lap.

Individual and Relay Marathon runners begin at the same time. Team Relay Runner 1 will complete the first lap of the four lap marathon course; and then hand over the wristband to Runner 2 in the relay exchange area. Team Relay Runner 2 will then complete lap two of the marathon course; and then hand over the wristband to Runner 3. The same procedure will take place for Runners 3 and 4.   Relay teams will select who runs in which order, as long as all relay team members complete one lap each.

All four team members will have a unique bib number and timing chip so no chip or number exchange will be required. However, the relay wrist band exchange must take place in the designated relay exchange area to be considered a valid exchange.

Runners 1, 2, and 3 can wait in the exchange area for Runner 4 so that team members may re-join to cross the finish line together at the completion of lap 4.

Relay Teams may be all male, all female or mixed.

Prizes:

*Top 3 relay teams in each of the three categories (Male, Female, Mixed) 

Mixed category may have 1 Male and 3 Female; 1 Female and 3 Male or 2 Male and 2 Female

*To be eligible for awards, all four team members must complete one lap and all laps must be completed in sequence. The team member that starts at the beginning of the event (Runner 1) must complete lap one.  The relay team member that starts lap two (Runner 2), must complete lap two, etc….. Relay teams will choose who starts in what position.

*Any team that completes the event but does so without all 4 runners completing a lap will receive a finish time but will not be eligible for awards.

IAAF/AIMS Certification

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The Runaway Noosa Marathon Course was certified on on 3 May 2018 by Don Wallace
View International Measurement Certificate

Course Overview

A flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township, it’s easy to find your happy running place right here. Enjoy running through the streets of Noosa across scenic bridges, past the canals, down to the riverbanks at Gympie Terrace and into Noosa Parade for the finish. 

This is a unique 4 lap course so your supporters will have plenty of opportunity to watch you strut your stuff as you enjoy an awesome running atmosphere, with live music to keep you entertained on your run!

Full road closures will be in place along the course to ensure an enjoyable running experience. It’s a flat and fast circuit over an asphalt surface, with plenty of water and electrolyte stops along the route spaced approximately 2.5 kilometres apart. 

Course Description

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The Marathon Course starts on Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads. Participants will head down Noosa Parade before crossing through the Sofitel Bridge and the Munna Point Bridge, experiencing amazing views of Weyba creek and the Noosa River, from here competitors will take a right hand turn on to Weyba Rd and a left hand turn on to Gympye Terrace. Once on Gympie Terrace athletes will follow the edge of the River for about 1.5km before crossing the James Duke Bridge in to Noosaville. Runners will then veer right in to Hilton Terrace before turning right in to Hilton Esplanade and follow this road for about 300m before reaching the western turnaround. From here runners will follow the same course back towards Noosa Head reaching the eastern turn of the course, located in front of the Festival Village at the Noosa Lions Park. Runners will cover 4 laps of this course before entering the finish line stretch on Noosa Parade.

* Course and start times are subject to change

Sat, 25 May 2019