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Next Event Date25th of May 2019

VenueLions Park, Noosa Heads, QLD

Occurring on a promising weekend of sunshine and warm weather, the annual Runaway Noosa Marathon, held in Lions Park, Noosa Heads, QLD, grants its participants with the ability to achieve their running goals, while admiring their scenic surroundings and connecting with those in possession of similar interests. Commencing and concluding with a flat, fast, and a friendly multi-lap course in the heart of Noosa township, the entire event ensures that none of its competitors are excluded from the fun, and that they receive ample support and live music, alongside various other forms of entertainment.

History
As of September 2018, the Runaway Noosa Marathon has been named as one of the 50 events across the globe which provides age group athletes with the opportunity to qualify for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championships, that are to be held as a part of the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2020.

Schedule
Presently, entries for the 2019 Runaway Noosa Marathon have been officially opened to the general public, and its various courses are scheduled to commence and conclude on Saturday, the 25th of May 2019.

It is important to note that participants are required to pay a registration fee, which will vary depending on the nature of the course and its popularity among others entrants.

Events.
The Runaway Noosa Marathon has been categorized into a total of six divisions, each with different distances and runaways, which are as follows:

  • Marathon – Commencing at 6.30am, participants are expected to run for a distance of 42.2km. All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal, while medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing of each age group category for Men and Women. The awarding of such placements will depend on the participant’s mat time.
  • Marathon Team Relay – Commencing at 6.30am, teams are expected to run for a distance of 42.2km. All Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal, while medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing in each team category. The awarding of these placements will depend on the team’s mat time.
  • 31.6km Run – Beginning at 6.30am, participants are expected to run/walk for a distance of 31.6km. All 31.6km finishers will obtain a Finisher Medal, while medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing in each running age group category for Men and Women. The awarding of such placements will depend on the participant’s mat time.
  • Half Marathon – Beginning at 6.30am, competitors are expected to run/walk for a distance of 21.1km. All Half Marathon finishers will receive a Finisher Medal, and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing in each running age group category for Men and Women. The awarding of these placements will depend on the individual’s mat time.
  • 10km Run – Commencing at 8.30am, entrants are expected to run for a distance for 10km. All 10km finishers will receive a Finisher Medal, and medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing in each running age group category for Men and Women, while the awarding of these placements will be based on the participant’s mat time. Walkers are welcome to join in.
  • 5km Run/Walk – A family friendly event commencing at 9.30am, entrants are expected to either run or walk for a distance of 5km. Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd placing in each running age group category for Men and Women, and the awarding of these placements will be based on the participant’s mat time.

Further information regarding age groups and course maps may be found by clicking on the following link:
https://runawaynoosamarathon.com.au/race-options/course-overview/

Past Winners
In 2018, with a timing of two hours, 37 minutes and 57 seconds, Brendan Cato succeeded in obtaining first place in the Men’s Marathon, while Katey Gibb emerged victorious in the Women’s Marathon with a timing of three hours, 05 minutes and 09 seconds. On the other hand, the Marathon Team Relay was won by Team Rural Runners and Team Noosa District High, for the Women’s and Men’s categories respectively.
The Half Marathon was won by Paul Tierney and Sophie Bennett, who were unable to beat the previous records set by Isaias Beyn and Danielle Allen in 2017. However, alongside this, spectators witnessed Satoshi Ashida and Melissa Hauschildt claim the top spots in the 31.6km race.

App.
If you are interested in learning more information regarding course maps and the overall event schedule ahead of race day, you can download the Runaway Noosa Marathon mobile app by searching for ‘RUNAWAY MARATHON’.
https://runawaynoosamarathon.com.au/athlete-info/latest-news/download-our-mobile-event-app/

Social Media:

https://www.facebook.com/runawaynoosa

https://www.instagram.com/runawaynoosa/

Official Website: https://runawaynoosamarathon.com.au/

For inquiries and general event questions, please contact the Athlete Services Team by emailing them at runawaynoosa@ironman.com , or by phoning 1300 761 384.

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