Who will be the next Mountain King in the SPORTF1RST International Mountain Challenge? Will Graham Barralet return to challenge his record time set in 1987 of 22:50 or will Neil Labinsky make this his 4th consecutive win? Not to forget our Queen of the Mountain Hubertein Wichers, who may become the first female in race history to complete the Mountain in under 30 min; Hubertin has won this gruelling race 4 times. Although we have heard of fierce training being undertaken by our New Zealand competitors, we hear their roar from afar ready for the challenge.
Get along and get involved in this free family festival starting with the Bush Poets' Breakfast 7am til 10am, listen to award winning poets and enjoy a huge cooked breakfast. Admission to the Poet's Breakfast is by ticket only and numbers are limited, contact 5485 1030 or purchase a ticket on-line at www.kingofthemountain.com.au. A free guided native flora & fauna exploration of Mt. Cooroora is a first for our festival; meet at the Visitor Information Tent in the Stan Topper Park at 6.45am for pick up by bus and returns at 8am ready for a full day of fun festivities.
The Emergy Electrical Quarter Marathon and Cooroy Rag 3km fun run are scheduled for 8am and 9am respectively. The Raine & Horne Primary School Relays commence at 10am. The World Thong Throwing Champions are at it again, the township gathers on Sunday 26th July at Stan Topper Park in Pomona, will they witness a new world record attempt? Starting at 1pm, become the next World Thong Throwing Champion.
Who said Cooroora has no talent, following last year's success the COOROORA'S GOT TALENT QUEST is on again. Students from across the coast will be performing entertaining acts for your enjoyment from 12.30pm -- 2pm in the food court. We have 3 well known local identities willing to brave the crowds to select a Cooroora winner.
A full line-up of professional entertainers for your enjoyment throughout the day and Kay-Dee Promotions will again provide lots of rides and fun attractions. "All Star Fish' will be roaming the park along with Adventure Circus with Matt n Suzi and Mr Incredibubble entertaining the youngsters and watch out you just might see Charlie Chaplin somewhere in the park. Live music by 3 Legged Dog and local artists create a great atmosphere around the festival. Watch the spectacular BMX/Motorcycle Stunt riders showing their skills all day. Maybe enjoy a Helicopter ride over the surrounding area with Becker Helicopters. The Heritage market will operate all day with many new and varied stalls. Contact Colin Jackson on 5485 4125 for stall bookings.
The bar will be open from 11.00am and the food outlets will operate all day. Don't forget to visit the Antiques and Collectables Fair located in the Pomona Hall open all day Saturday and Sunday. The King & Queens Ball at the Majestic Theatre is bound to be a great night on Saturday 25th July, contact the Majestic Theatre for more information on 5485 2330. The Pomona Bowls Club Master Four Competition rolls off at 9am.
The day climaxes at 3.00pm when runners from around the world try to conquer the most gruelling 4.5km mountain race in the country in the SPORTF1RST International Mountain Challenge. The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival to be held Sunday 26th July at Stan Topper Park celebrates 30 years in 2009 and plans around under way to make this the biggest festival ever. It's a 30year celebration, where people power gathers to take on a mountain.
King of the Mountain Festival Sunday 26th July 2009 -- 6am -- 6pm
The famous King of the Mountain Festival and Race is Noosa's major hinterland festival held in Pomona on the fouth Sunday of July each year.
The picturesque hinterland town of Pomona, nestled in the heart of the Noosa hinterland, boasts a warm and friendly atmoshere, where its buildings reflect early settlement days.
One day each year, the fourth Sunday in July, this picturesque town hosts the King of the Mountain Festival. The population of Pomona on this day swells 10 fold. The festival is a community based family fun day, where the aim is to provide activities and entertainment for every age.
The day starts at 7am with the famous bush poet's breakfast. At 8.00am the Emergy Electrical Quarter Marathon Run and the Cooroy Rag 3km family jog get underway at 9am. Primary school relays follow later in the morning as entertainment continues in the park with live bands, clowns, side show ally, a great variety of food and drink and many special events. These special events will be posted on the 'latest news bulletin' as agreements and contracts are entered into. The day climaxes at 3.00pm with the International Mountain Race. Runners from many parts of the world assemble to try to conquer this short but probably one of the world's most gruelling races. The King of the Mountain Festival offers you a great fun day for the whole family. We hope to see you there!!
The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival & Race
Celebrating 30 Years 1979 - 2009
A project of the Lions Club of Cooroy - Pomona Inc.
Queensland District 201 Q3 Australia
Mount Cooroora, Pomona
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