Noosa Tri – a festival of fun for all

October 17, 2011
Noosa Tri – a festival of fun for all

There is so much more to the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival than just swimming, cycling and running. This year organizers have stepped up the entertainment aspect offering another element to the world famous festival that competitors and the general public can enjoy.

The entertainment program will be held in Festival Village in Noosa Woods, at the end of Hastings Street and starts on Friday 28 October – Sunday 30 October.

The SEVEN Noosa Sport & Lifestyle Expo, Queensland’s biggest of its kind, will contain even more this year with more than 50 exhibitors featuring a huge range of sporting equipment, supplements, apparel and technical equipment. Grab a bargain, test drive equipment, sample products or just stroll around and window shop.

Over the three days there will be athlete appearances, a fashion parade, demonstrations on bike maintenance, tips from the experts, stunt bike displays, crowd giveaways from sponsors and loads more.

Expo trading hours:
Friday 28th October        10:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 29th October  9:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday 30th October     12:00pm - 5:00pm

Once again the ‘Really Good Food’ cooking segment will be presented with celebrity chefs Matt Golinski and Dominique Rizzo. On Friday and Saturday at 11am and 1pm Matt and Dominique will oversee the 30 minute cooking shows with some of the high profile athletes’ favourite meals, helping to make them more nutritious and low in carbohydrates.

Already signed on for the challenge, the golden girls of the pool, Susie O’Neill and Bronte Barratt along with running legend Steve Moneghetti and Olympic champion kayaker Ken Wallace.

The Festival Village Fiesta gets underway from 4.30pm on Friday 28 October. Kids can join in the fun with face painting, magic acts, balloon art and prizes up for grabs in the treasure hunt.

Cheer on your favourite restaurant and celebrity in the Clovely Estate Waiters Challenge from 5.30pm, watch the roving entertainment in Festival Village, catch the Sea FM Fireworks Spectacular from 7.30pm at the Noosa Woods, or join sporting legends at the Celebrity Tri Bar – Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club at 7pm.
Saturday brings more entertainment of a different kind with our Super Saturday program from 2.00pm along Noosa Parade. The Legends Triathlon featuring some of Australia’s most recognised names from a wide range of sports and celebrities go round in a modified triathlon, followed by Australia’s fastest in the Asics Bolt and the Subaru Noosa Cycling Grand Prix!

The entertainment continues on Sunday with the 29th running of the Noosa Tri followed by the SEVEN Noosa Sport and Lifestyle Expo opening once again from 12pm. Join in at Festival Village for a Sunday session from 12-6pm with Noosa Triathlon Presentation Ceremony at 4pm followed by the Noosa Tri after party featuring Adam Hynes, from Australia’s Got Talent performing from 5.00pm, then the party of all parties kicking on at the Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club from 6pm.

Whether you are a competitor or not, there will be plenty of fun and entertainment for everyone of all ages during the Festival.

The 2011 Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival will be held from 26 - 30 October.

For further program information check out the website by clicking here.

For further information, athletes’ bios and photos, to organise interviews, and for other media enquiries please contact:

Lisa Pringle                   0417 005 743          lisa@usmevents.com.au or
Courtney Akrigg          0411 167 975            courtney.akrigg@usmevents.com.au