Every July, thousands descend on the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Pomona for the annual King of the Mountain Festival.
Home to Australia’s most grueling and historic mountain race, the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge – a 4.5km race up Mount Cooroora and back – it attracts competitors from all over the world.
This year, at the 33rd event held on July 22, 2012, current record holder and winner of the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge six times in a row, Niel Labinsky is going for the most consecutive wins in King of the Mountain history.
Also this year, there is a new event for high school competitors – the Zinc 96.1FM Mountain Dash – a 2.4km run from the main race starting point to the base of Cooroora Mountain and back.
The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is also home to Queensland’s largest school relay event, the Nestle Primary School Relays and the CQU Family Fun Run as well as the famous Cooroy Rag World Thong Throwing Competition, which once won a Guinness World Record.
The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is a free fun day out for the whole family with market stalls, food, entertainment, live music, rides and much, much more.
The festival kicks off at 7am and ends at 5pm.
For more information visit: http://kingofthemountain.com.au/
The Pomona King of the Mountain is run by Cooroy Pomona Lions Inc as a free not-for profit event thanks to the generosity of its funding partners and sponsors - Bendigo Bank, Nestle, Zinc 96.1FM, Cooroy Rag, CQUniversity, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, IGA Pomona, Raine and Horne Pomona, Pomona True Value Hardware, Channel 7, Queensland Media Print, Maroochy River Resort, Aussie Biker, Bellbird Creek Cafe, Pomona Pharmacy, Motorcycle Country, Spectral Printing & Art Design, Tyres for Bikes, Australia Zoo, Mary Valley Rattler, Aussie World, Top Shots Fun Park and Laserzone.
King of the Mountain Festival
22 July 2012
The festival kicks off at 7am and ends at 5pm and it is guaranteed to be a great day out for the whole family.
Stan Topper Park Pomona
The Pomona King of the Mountain is run by the Cooroy Pomona Lions Inc
12 Jul 2012 - Pomona King of the Mountain Thirty Four Years and Going Strong!
Stan Topper Park, Pomona
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