Event Details


Date Saturday 24 May 2025
Distance 42.2km
Start Time 6:15am
Start Line Noosa Parade, Noosa
Finish Line Lions Park, Noosa Parade, Noosa
Minimum Age Must be 18 years of age on race day
Cut-Off Time Due to course management and road closure restrictions there are cut-off points. The Marathon distance has a 6-hour overall course cut off to allow for progressive road reopening.  Runners must be able to maintain a pace of 8:31min/km or better to make the overall 6-hour course cut off. Those runners that finish after this time will not receive an official time. View course cut-offs here.  
Timing Results Marathon: Timing results will be provided by age group category for both runners and walkers, and will be based on participant's mat time. The Marathon age group categories are as follows for men and women; 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+ years.
Prize Money TBC
Prizes All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Medals will be awarded to 1st , 2nd and 3rd placing in each age group category for Men and Women, and will be based on participant’s mat time.
IAAF/AIMS Certification  The ASICS Runaway Noosa Marathon Course was certified in April 2023. Please view the International Measurement Certificate
  The safety of all athletes on course is our priority. Due to course conditions (including multiple laps of the track, density of athletes and tight corners) the Marathon distance is not suitable to be completed using racing wheelchairs or with prams. Please email us at runawaynoosa@ironman.com for more information or if you would like information on other events where the course is able to accommodate racing wheelchairs and/or prams. 

*Course maps are subject to change* 

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 and start times are subject to change

Course Description

Runaway Noosa Marathon course JPEG

The Marathon Course starts on Noosa Parade, Noosa Heads. Athletes will head down Noosa Parade before crossing through the Garth Prowd 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 Road 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 Heads 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, 24 May 2025