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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Noosaville State School car park, Corner of 75 Beckmans Road, Noosaville. The course is run on a mixture of concrete paths and aggregate paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

The Noosa parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Noosa parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

This is a out-and-back course starting from Noosaville State School gates.
Follow the path north, at 200 metres turn left as the path runs between Noosaville State School and St Theresa’s Catholic School and down hill to the parkland. The path veers to the right slightly. Runners then follow the path until the turn around point and return along the same route back to the start point.
The course is undulating in for the first kilometre however flattens out adjacent to the creek and Lake Doonella, views across the lake are offered at various points.
The first 500 meters of the path is the narrowest section and it widens to a 3 metre path once you have passed the school grounds and entered the Lake Doonella parkland area. The path is very shady is very suitable for prams.

Facilities

Water baubler is located at the start and finish area & toilets are located within the School grounds.
There is plenty of parking available at the start point.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts from Noosaville State School gates.

Getting there by public transport

Unfortunately there are no bus services that arrive before 7.00am.

Getting there on foot

Walk from Noosa Civic Shopping Centre 2.5 km, 32 min.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is 4566
Car parking is available at the venue.

From North or South Follow M1 (Bruce Highway) to Eumundi: Take the exit toward EUMUNDI-NOOSA ROAD/Route 12/Eumundi/Noosa Heads - Follow Eumundi-Noosa Rd/State Route 12 to 75 Beckmans Rd. Approximately Drive 15.4km and 13 min

From South (Maroochydore): Follow Sunshine Motorway/State Route 70, take the first exit to Emu Mountain Road, then Take second exit to Eumundi-Noosa then the first exit Rd to Beckmans Rd. Approximately Drive 36km and 27 min

From Brisbane: Follow M1 to Eumundi. Take the exit toward EUMUNDI-NOOSA ROAD/ Route 12/Eumundi/Noosa Heads - Follow Eumundi-Noosa Rd/State Route 12 to 75 Beckmans Rd. Drive 135 km, 1 h 33 min

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at one of the many great places for coffee in and around Noosa. If you would like a recommendation to suit your travel direction please ask any of the volunteers who will be more than happy to help. Local volunteers usually visit Zabe in Tewantin or Cafe VinCino at the Marina - please come and join us!