Noosa Triathlon: Australia’s Favourite and The Worlds Largest Triathlon Turns 35

Winter is behind us, the footy season is over, and spring is here, and that can only mean one thing, it must be Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival time.

This year the world’s largest triathlon is celebrating its 35th birthday, and everyone is invited to the five-day party. So grab your family and friends and head to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast from the 1-5 November to join in the celebrations.

Noosa is an annual celebration of sport, healthy lifestyles, fitness and fun, with an irresistible mix of sport and entertainment and one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations.

From very humble beginnings in 1983, when 180 competitors assembled for the inaugural Noosa Triathlon, the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sports Festival has developed into a world-famous five-day sport and entertainment spectacular that is simply a ‘must do’ and an event that also has a genuine ‘must be there’ factor.

The festival has something for all ages, including an ocean swim, a fun run, the Charity Golf Day and elite cycling and running events and culminates on Sunday 5 November with the Noosa Triathlon hosting more than 8,500 competitors, making it the world’s largest Olympic distance triathlon.

IRONMAN Managing Director Dave Beeche said that with Noosa in 35th birthday mode, this year promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“Noosa holds a very special place in the hearts of all Australians but when it’s Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival time the anticipation goes to a whole new level. The who’s who of sport will be in town, there will be a substantial sprinkling of sun, sea and surf and the cafes and restaurants will be buzzing. Mix that together with the warmth and enthusiasm of the local community, and you have the very special atmosphere.”

Tourism and Major Events Minister Kate Jones said the Noosa Triathlon had become the most high profile event of its kind in Australia and continued to deliver strong crowds on the Sunshine Coast.

“The Noosa Triathlon has become an iconic event for the Sunshine Coast, drawing thousands of competitors and visitors each year to this beautiful region, reinforcing Queensland’s standing as the home of triathlon in Australia.”

“We are delighted to see it become the world’s largest Olympic distance triathlon, which is a testament to this event that attracts some of the sport’s best athletes from around the globe.”

Minister Jones said the Noosa Triathlon had become a cornerstone of the “It’s Live! in Queensland” events calendar.

“The stunning backdrop also ensures that we are delivering on our aim to deliver the best live events in the best destinations,” she said.

Tourism Noosa acting CEO Louise Terry said Tourism Noosa has been a proud sponsor of the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival for many years and we are excited to be celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.

“The Noosa Tri is one of the major events on Noosa’s vibrant events calendar and is the perfect showcase of the Noosa lifestyle and landscapes – swimming in our pristine ocean and running and cycling beside the Noosa River and out to the beautiful Noosa hinterland.”

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