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Pomona King of the Mountain Festival – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Find out who’ll be crowned the new King and Queen of the Mountain at this all-day fun-filled family event organised by Cooroy Pomona Lions Club

This ever-popular festival is held every year in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona, Queensland, Australia.

Events run for the whole day building up to the main challenge – the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge which sees competitors race up and down Mount Cooroora.

The festival program includes:

  • A 3km Family Fun Run
  • Mountain Bike Ride
  • Heritage Markets
  • Antiques & Collectables Fair
  • Primary School Relay
  • Tug O War (for Primary School Children & Corporate Tug O War for local businesses & sports clubs)
  • Skate Comp
  • Live music on the Pomona IGA stage
  • Buskers
  • Amusement Rides
  • Side Show Alley
  • Relaxing food court area….plus more.

The main, The Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, is held at 2.30pm. It is a 4.2km, steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain an back.

Entrants come from all over Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom, with a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants.

Runners start from the centre of the Noosa hinterland township of Pomona and head bush towards Mount Cooroora.

A set of low hills confronts runners before they take on the mountain track which is little more than a goat track.

The return down the mountain requires strength, agility, a good sense of balance and an immunity to fear.

When: Sunday, July 28, 2019 fro 7 am to 6 pm

Where: Stan Topper Park, Pomona, Queensland 4568

Cost: Free!

Information: Visit the official website

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Published in Friday, July 19th, 2019, at 4:21 am, and filed under Gympie Region, What's On.

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