"Watch all the action live" on the Big Screen at this year's Pomona King of the Mountain Festival
The 32nd Pomona King of the Mountain Festival gets underway on Sunday 24th July 2011 at Stan Topper Park, Pomona, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. For the first time in the history of the race watch all the action live on the BIG SCREEN in the park as athletes from around the globe line up to take on the most gruelling and historic Mountain Race in the Country, in the Bendigo Bank Mountain Challenge, to become the next Mountain King.
This Free Family Festival gets underway from 7am. There are the heritage markets to stroll through, free kid's fun interactive activities, loads of family entertainment, skateboard demonstrations, amusements rides and a variety of running races and competitions for everyone to participate or maybe enjoy a Helicopter ride over the surrounding area or browse through the Antique and Collectables Fair.
First up is the famous IGA Bush Poets Breakfast where well known local and national poets tell you a yarn as your enjoy an Aussie BBQ breakfast. School Relays and Cooroy Rag Family Fun Run get underway from 9am. The Zinc Mountain Dash is the new and exciting race to take part in this year. The day climaxes at 3.00pm when runners from around the world try to conquer the most historic and gruelling 4.5km mountain race in the country in the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge. Watch it live on the Big Screen in the park.
You may just like to relax and enjoy a fest in the food court while you watch the Community House Cook Off. The World Thong Throwing Champions are at it again, next year sees the Guinness World Records take place so get your practice in this year and become a registered World Champion in 2012.
The Poker Run is the major fundraiser for the Pomona King of the Mountain Festival and is held Sunday 3rd July. Enjoy a relaxing motorcycle ride starting at Stan Topper Park, heading to a mystery destination and stops along the way. Great prizes to be won and finishes with a cold beer and sausage sizzle. Contact Kay Kelloway on 07 5485 1680 for further information.
The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is run by the Cooroy -- Pomona Lions Club. For more information on the festival check out www.kingofthemountain.com.au or contact Terie Wakeham on 07 5485 1028.
Pomona King of the Mountain Festival & Race
Sunday 24th July 2011
7am -- 5pm
Stan Topper Park, Pomona
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