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
- 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
Information: Visit the official website