2008 Viridian Noosa Half Marathon Festival


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  • Location: Noosa Heads Lions Park, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

TAKE UP THE NOOSA HALF CHALLENGE

Take up the challenge and join the crowds in the 2008 Viridian Noosa Half Marathon on Sunday 24 August which incorporates the Viridian Noosa Half Marathon (21km), the Scody Noosa 10km run and the Beckman's Green 5km run/walk.  Organisers of the event, USM Events, have catered for people of all levels and abilities with distances to ensure there is something for everyone.

Over the 18-year history of what is regarded as one of Australia's premier half marathon events the Viridian Noosa Half running festival also boasts one of the fastest and most picturesque courses in Australia. The start and finish are in the Lions Park at Noosa Heads and the completely flat course heads out along the Noosa River to Tewantin.

Corporate Teams categories in the half marathon, 10km and 5km continue to grow with many businesses now using it for team building programs and mid year conferences. Enter your Corporate Team into any of the three distances and you could win your own private marquee to watch the 2008 Noosa Triathlon from. Prizes will be awarded for, the largest Corporate Team entered and the Corporate Team with the first three runners across the line.

USM Events are committed to helping raise money through their events for local charities and have teamed up with the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation as the 2008 Viridian Noosa Half official charity.

By encouraging your family, friends, workmates and children to participate in this fun family event you will help raise funds for this wonderful foundation that assist Sunshine Coast families living with breast cancer. USM Events are donating $5 from every entry in the Beckman's Green 5km run/walk; donations can also be made direct to the Foundation when entering online.

USM Events also offer Sunshine Coast children half price entry into any of their numerous events.

By encouraging children's participation in these events you are establishing a healthy and active lifestyle fundamental to keeping our kids free of serious illness later in life.

Entries for this year's event are open through the secure on-line entry form available at the official web site, or phone USM Events for a printed entry form (07) 5449 0711.

Timetable
Saturday 18 August
2:00pm             Registration and Late Entries Open
5:00pm             Registration and Late Entries Close

Saturday 19 August
5:00am Shuttle commences from Cooyar Street, Noosa Junction to Noosa Heads Lions Park ($1 donation each way. Proceeds to the Noosa Heads Lions Club)
5:00am Registration & Race Day Entries open (entries close 15min prior to each race)
6:25am START - Wheelies 10km
6:30am START - Viridian Noosa Half Marathon
8:05am START - Scody Noosa 10km Run
8:35am START - Beckmans Green Noosa 5km Run/Walk
10:00am Presentations and Random Draws (approx time only)
 

Road Closures

5.30am to 10.00am
- Noosa Parade from Noosa Drive to Witta Circle

6:00am to 9:45am
- Noosa Parade from Witta Circle to Weyba Road

6:00am to 9:45am
- Weyba Road from Noosa Pde roundabout to Gympie Tce
- Gympie Tce from Weyba Road to Eumundi Rd roundabout

6:00am to 9:00am
- Hilton Esplanade

Half road closure
Hilton Tce
From Gympie Tce to Ernest St.
See Detour note below                                       

Detour

In order to simplify the flow of traffic in the Hilton Tce / Eumundi Rd roundabout area, the following diversion is proposed:

6:00am to 9:00am

- Eastbound traffic on Memorial Ave (ex Tewantin) to be diverted into Ernest St / Goodchap Street.
- Access to Noosa / Noosaville will be maintained via Eumundi Rd & Gibson Rd.

The detour will be clearly marked with directional signage and manned by course marshals.

 SATURDAY 23rd August - Lions Park, Noosa Heads

2:00pm             Viridian Noosa Half, Scody Noosa 10km Run and Beckmans Green 5km Run/Walk Registration and Late Entries Open
5:00pm             Viridian Noosa Half, Scody Noosa 10km Run and Beckmans Green 5km Run/Walk Registration and Late Entries Close

 SUNDAY 24th August - Lions Park, Noosa Heads

5:00am             Shuttle commences from Cooyar Street, Noosa Junction to Noosa Heads Lions Park
                          ($1 donation each way. All proceeds go to the Noosa Heads Lions Club)
5:00am             Registration & Race Day Entries open (entries close 15min prior to each race)
6:25am             START - Wheelies 10km
6:30am             START - Viridian Noosa Half Marathon
8:05am             START - Scody Noosa 10km Run
8:35am             START - Beckmans Green Noosa 5km Run/Walk
10:00am           Presentations and Random Draws (approx time only)

Downloadable: "Noosa Half Marathon Course Map"

Diane Ainsworth
Principal
Ainsworth PR & Management
Ph: 61 7 5447 2387/Mob: 041 2000 606
Email:  diane@ainsworthpr.com.au

NOOSA HALF - AN ENTERTAINING RUN

While the Games of the XXIV come to a close with the men's marathon this Sunday, the running of the 18th Viridian Noosa Half will get underway.

There is still time to enter the Viridian Noosa Half Marathon (21km), the Scody Noosa 10km run and the Beckman's Green 5km run/walk.  Organisers of the event, USM Events, have catered for people of all levels and abilities with distances to ensure there is something for everyone.

This year you will be entertained along the way with musicians strategically placed around the course. These will include kids from St Andrews School, an 8 piece Jazz band (Nancy Cato Park), female trio girls singing (Noosa Parade), guitar soloist (roundabout Weyba Rd & Gympie Terrace), flutist (Round about Thomas St & Gympie Terrace), sax player (roundabout Weyba Rd & Noosa Parade) and a big band (Quamby Place).

The kids at St Andrews will also be providing clowns, magicians and more music while Noosaville State School will be selling their showbags and stunning skydiving display all at Noosa Heads Lions Park.

With all this on offer why not grab your family and friends and get them to join you in one of the events on the day followed up with scrumptious pancakes and coffee in the Festival Village.  What a great way to spend the day.

Take up the challenge and join the crowds in the 2008 Viridian Noosa Half Marathon on Sunday 24.

USM Events are committed to helping raise money through their events for local charities and have teamed up with the Cindy Mackenzie Breast Cancer Foundation as the 2008 Viridian Noosa Half official charity.

By encouraging your family, friends, workmates and children to participate in this fun family event you will help raise funds for this wonderful foundation that assist Sunshine Coast families living with breast cancer. USM Events are donating $5 from every entry in the Beckman's Green 5km run/walk; donations can also be made direct to the Foundation when entering online.

Entries for this year's event are open through the secure on-line entry form available at the official web site, www.usmevents.com.au or phone USM Events for a printed entry form (07) 5449 0711.

Timetable

Saturday 18 August
2:00pm             Registration and Late Entries Open
5:00pm             Registration and Late Entries Close

Saturday 19 August
5:00am Shuttle commences from Cooyar Street, Noosa Junction to Noosa Heads Lions Park ($1 donation each way. Proceeds to the Noosa Heads Lions Club)
5:00am Registration & Race Day Entries open (entries close 15min prior to each race)
6:25am START - Wheelies 10km
6:30am START - Viridian Noosa Half Marathon
8:05am START - Scody Noosa 10km Run
8:35am START - Beckmans Green Noosa 5km Run/Walk
10:00am Presentations and Random Draws (approx time only)
 
 

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Noosa Heads Lions Park, Not Assigned




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