- Read your Coastrek Pocket Guide. This will be emailed to all teams a few weeks prior to event day
- Read the T&Cs. Ensure you have agreed to the Risk Waiver and accepted the T&Cs prior to Event Day or you will not be allowed to participate (most of you agreed to these when you completed your registration)
- Check your start time listed on your Team Dashboard
- Download the MAPS.ME app to your phone for both you and your support crew. Click HERE for instructions to download the app
- Please ensure you have completed your online registration and all your contact (including emergency contact) & medical details are up to date. You can check these on your dashboard account.
Pre-event Day Bib Collection (recommended)
To make it easier for you, both 60km and 30km teams should collect their bibs THE DAY BEFORE:
When: Thursday 26 July, 4pm - 6.30pm
Where: Noosa Woods, Claude Batten Drive
Note that this is also the finish line on event day.
Event Day Bib Collection (See the Plan and Train section on the website for more detailed information)
If your team did not collect your bibs the day before:
30k teams can collect before getting your shuttle bus on event day (no option to collect at Mudjimba).
When: arrive 90 mins before your allocated wave time, to allow time to collect the bib and be ready for your shuttle bus
Where: Noosa Heads Bus Station (Cnr Noosa Pde & Noosa Dr)
Note this is the same place you will be getting on your shuttle bus.
60k teams can collect from the Currimundi Beach start. Arrive 5.30am to allow extra time.
BIB COLLECTION INFO:
- You can nominate ONE team member OR a friend to collect all 4 bibs
- Each team member will have a unique bib number & timing chip, so ensure you wear the correct one!
- Any last minute team member changes need to be done at the Team Changes Desk at the time of bib collection. Bring completed team changes form with you.
- You cannot change events or start waves
- Wait at the shuttle bus stop with your bib pinned on, listening for your wave time to be called for your allocated shuttle service
- There will be NO parking and limited public transport at your event starts at Dicky Beach and Mudjimba - we recommend making use of the free shuttle service from Noosa
Sunshine Coastrek has different wave times from Sunrise. When the Team Captain registers, they will have a choice to select from the available start wave times for your event. All nominated team members are automatically given the start wave selected by their team captain. To see your start time, log in to your dashboard online where your start time is listed.
- 60km event start waves: 6.15am only (both waves are now combined)
- 30km event start waves: 9.30am, 9.45am, 10.00am
You cannot change events or start waves. However, if you are late for your allocated start, your team will be moved to the next available wave.
We are providing free shuttle buses to take you to your start line from Noosa Heads Bus Station (Cnr Noosa Pde & Noosa Dr). If you are not staying in Noosa, we suggest you leave your car around Noosa for the day so that it is close by when you finish, or alternatively have your support crew transport you.
There is no designated parking area in Noosa, however there is free all day parking in Noosa Woods for early arrivals, or just across the bridge and along Noosa Pde or the streets running off it. Both are approx 10-15 mins walk to the shuttle bus station. You will be bussed from here to the relevant start line. You car will be waiting for you close to the finish line. How awesome is that!
The relevant bus times are explained here. To give an indication, 60k event buses depart Noosa 1 hour and 15 mins before your selected wave time, and 30k event buses depart Noosa 1 hour before your seleted wave time.
There are staffed Checkpoints, otherwise known as Luv ♥ Stops, on the 60k & 30k routes. At these points, you will be required to step over the timing strip to register the chip on your bib. You must present the whole team together at these stops. Please see your Coastrek Pocket Guide or online digital map legend for your Luv Stop locations.
You should aim to be self-sufficient during Coastrek as we will supply only basic light refreshments at the staffed Luv ♥ Stops. Plan to carry enough food to cover hourly snacks to keep you topped up while you walk, then get additional supplies at cafes along the way (during normal business hours). If you have support crew they can carry food for you and have it waiting for you when you meet them!
We require you each to carry a hydration pack with a min 2-litre capacity bladder and a 600ml bottle for mixing electrolytes if used. Water stations will be available along the route at the Luv ♥ Stops and there are taps at other locations and shops to purchase water. BUT remember your safety is your responsibility – be prepared to expect the unexpected!
Details on food, drink and services at Luv ♥ Stops will be available closer to the event.
Yes! For morale and safety reasons, teams must start together, travel together and finish together. T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More!
For us to help take good care of you, you MUST contact the Coastrek HQ (contact number on your bib) immediately if you or any team member are withdrawing. Failure to do so means your team will not be eligible for an official placing in the results and we will send out a search party for you, which could be embarrassing. If a team member gets injured, take them to the nearest hospital or to an open Luv Stop if they need First Aid. If a team member cannot be moved, one person must stay with him/her while the other goes for help.
In case of emergency (e.g. serious injury, breathing difficulty, bushfire) you must call 000. If you have a non-urgent medical issue, please contact the First Aid Team (the contact number will be on your bib) and they will assist.
If your team is reduced to one member during the day, they must link up with another team and walk with at least two other registered trekkers, for safety purposes.
You will be able to meet your Support Crew as many times as you like along the route, when it is safe to do so. Support Crew will also be able to meet you at other times/locations in an emergency or when a team member is withdrawing. Support Crew CANNOT transport you along the route by vehicle, unless you have withdrawn from the event.
You may have noticed the water crossing at 'Mooloolah River' along the Super 60km Coastrek route. As the technology for 'walking on water' is not quite there yet, we'd like to introduce you to our Coastrek Luv Boat!
They will depart from La Balsa roughly every 30 minutes to carry our 60km Coastrekkers across the Mooloolah River for approx a 15min journey. This fun boat ride saves you 8kms of walking on busy roadways, and gives you a chance to do some foot care, change socks, stretch, have a bite to eat and enjoy the scenery. We ask that you are patient and courteous to other Coastrekkers as there will need to be a min number of trekkers on each departure.
This is Coastrek! Our goal is to keep you visually connected to the coast to maximise your experience. So, both the 60km and the 30km routes take advantage of the beautiful wide-open beaches on the Sunshine Coast.
Many sections of the route are off the beach which adds variety and gives teams a chance to grab a coffee or a bite to eat, and the final section from Sunshine Beach to Noosa Woods is on paths. Even where the route follows the beach, teams can nip off onto the beach esplanades e.g. at Coolum & Peregian, and shop for treats before heading back onto the Coastrek route!
Don't be put off by sand - the ocean views are fabulous! Make sure you read our E-book Soft Sand Success.
60km Event: There is a section of the route, just after crossing the Maroochy River (via the bridge), between the Sunshine Motorway and Twin Waters, that goes through private land. This will be open and well-marked on event day but is otherwise closed to walkers.
It is best to avoid this section in training (the alternative is to continue via the motorway (path beside) into David Low Way to Ocean Drive to Mudjimba, or aim to stop your training walks before the Maroochy River Bridge and start the next 30km at Mudjimba SLSC.
60km & 30KM Events: If route changes have to be made on event day due to tides or other, you will be notified by SMS and at the start.
We will provide the Results link on the web home page and below. The 2018 results will go live on Event Day!
As this is a fundraising event, the major prizes are awarded by The Fred Hollows Foundation to the top fundraisers. Top fundraising team each get a bespoke 9ct gold piece of jewelry (pendant or cufflinks for men) from Larsen Jeweller valued at $1,000 each.
Fun-See-Dress: Best team costume wins!
Other Prizes and Awards
Official results will be available on the website within 24 hours. All participants who successfully complete their event will receive a Coastrek medal on the day! A digital Team Certificate will be available online after the event. As an Eco-Friendly event we will not be distributing paper certificates on the day.
While Coastrek is NOT A RACE, we acknowledge & provide certificates to teams who finish fastest in each event category, and who have followed these conditions:
- Start at the correct time with all 4 team members registered;
- Raise a minimum of $500 for The Fred Hollows Foundation per team member
- Cross all Timing Strips as a complete team of 4
- Follow the specified route –as depicted on the digital map
- Finish with the same 4 team members you started with
Note: If you finish with less than 4 people in your team, you can still receive a finish time, medal, and online certificate but you are not eligible for a line honours placing.
Teams will be notified once the results have been confirmed.
We rely on the integrity of each team to participate in the true spirit of Coastrek and raise $500 per team member, as well as complete the route as marked on the day.