Runaway Noosa Marathon
Wanda Sports Holding is the world’s leading sports business entity, founded to capture the opportunities in the global sports industry and to contribute to the prosperous international sports landscape. IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, operates a global portfolio of events that, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than 680,000 participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings.
In the Oceania region, IRONMAN have hand-picked some of the most amazing destinations in New Zealand and Australia and created the Runaway Marathon Series. Places where the natural beauty, world class trails, local hospitality and food and wine make for much more than just another running event. Distances range from short children’s options to full marathon, and events are held on a Saturday to ensure there is plenty of time to explore and relax.
Chase the sun at the Noosa Runaway Marathon:
Noosa – Relaxation Capital of Australia
Noosa is the relaxation capital of Australia. An idyllic holiday destination on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Noosa is surrounded by stunning beaches, lakes, and National Park, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and relaxed vacation seekers alike.
While well-known Hastings Street is a popular drawcard for visitors, but it isn’t until you uncover the surrounding hinterland that you realise this vibrant nature hub is just begging to be explored.
- Experience the region’s best restaurants
- Stay in luxury beach side accommodation
- Explore the trails of Noosa National Park
Welcome to the Relaxation Capital of Australia
Boasting a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it’s easy to find your happy running place at the Runaway Noosa Marathon. Enjoy running through the streets of Noosa, across scenic bridges, past canals, and along the water.
The unique multi-lap course starting and finishing in the heart of Noosa means you’re never far from fellow runners, supporters and the on-course live music and entertainment. And the team marathon option is a great way for family, friends and colleagues to complete a marathon together.
World Age Group Qualifier
Runaway Noosa Marathon has been named as one of 50 events across the globe providing age group athletes the opportunity to qualify for the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) Wanda Age Group World Championships, being held as part of the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020.
The AWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings gives Runaway Noosa Marathon competitors aged 40 plus the opportunity to represent their countries by earning a place at the start line of the prestigious and much sort after 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon.
Participants in AWMM Wanda Age Group World Ranking qualifying races, such as Runaway Noosa Marathon, will earn points according to their age, time and gender, aligned with the following age groups for men and women: 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
In addition to the running events on the Saturday, the Swim Noosa is on offer for those keen to race again on the Sunday. There are for options to choose from: 3.8km, 2km, 1km or 500m. A great way to top of a weekend of running and relaxation in paradise.
The weather in South East Queensland during May is absolutely gorgeous and ideal for running. And Noosa is a coastal paradise just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. For a great weekend away it’s hard to go past the Noosa Runaway Marathon. Give it a go and we might see you there!