The 2011 Noosa Winter Festival is back and the event is bigger than ever, the festival will be held over the 21st and 22nd May 2011.
Noosa put on a show of glorious sunshine and crystal clear water for the inaugural Noosa Winter Festival in 2010.
The Festival saw three existing stand alone and established events – Noosa Blue Water Swim, Century Bike Ride and Noosa Running Festival - merge on one weekend in May 2010 into an ultimate weekend of swimming, biking and running in the ultimate location that Noosa provides.
The design of the 2011 Festival, with its mix of events caters for competitors of all abilities and ages, provides the ultimate sporting weekend winter escape.
There’s plenty to do across the weekend, Saturday includes the Noosa Blue Water Swim and the new Noosa Paddle as well as a full afternoon’s entertainment on Saturday from 12noon at Festival Village, Noosa Lions Park which includes the Hot 91.1 Noosa Sport and Lifestyle Expo to explore.
On Sunday you can then enjoy one of the five options on offer – Noosa Half Marathon (21.1km), Mizuno Noosa 10km run or the Noosa 5km run/walk. If cycling is your thing, then the Noosa 160km Century Cycle or the Noosa 100km offers a safe and stunning journey to enjoy.
Noosa provides the perfect setting and climate for this winter weekend. The Noosa Winter Festival will transform the beach and streets into a vibrant and exciting event, attracting thousands of participants and spectators.
“The festival provides a fantastic weekend option for everyone and a great promotion to energise business in Noosa,” said Mr Meyer, USM EVENTS Chief Executive Officer.
All three events attract competitors from interstate while the local community has been a tremendous supporter. Event organizers are tipping this weekend to attract upwards of 5,000 competitors.
The festival weekend will be based out of Noosa Heads Lions Park and will also include an Expo and entertainment program each day that everyone can enjoy.
SATURDAY 21ST MAY
7.30am 2km Swim Race Start (first wave) Tea Tree Bay
9.00am The Noosa Paddle Race Start (first wave) Coolum Beach
9.30am Zinc 96 1km Swim Start (First Wave) Little Cove
10.15am 500m Swim Start Noosa Noosa Main Beach
SUNDAY 22ND MAY
6.00am Noosa Century 160km Cycle Start Noosa Parade, Noosa
6.30am Noosa Century 100km Cycle Start Noosa Parade, Noosa
7.45am Noosa Century 100km Cycle Start Noosa Parade, Noosa
8.05am Noosa 10km Run Start Noosa Parade, Noosa
8.35am Noosa 5km Run/Walk Start Noosa Parade, Noosa
various Noosa locations, Noosa Heads
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