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Countdown to 40th anniversary Garmin Noosa Triathlon

Countdown to 40th anniversary Garmin Noosa Triathlon
October 30, 2023

To mark its 40th anniversary this year, a week of celebrations are set to commence for the world-famous Garmin Noosa Triathlon.

Running from 1st to 5th November, triathletes from across Australia and around the world are descending on the region with the popular event a way for people of all ages and abilities to be involved.

The week-long celebrations are highlighted by the 40th anniversary of the Noosa Triathlon on Sunday, with thousands to take on the iconic 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run.

Advising that that excitement was building ahead of the anniversary event, Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Oceania for The IRONMAN Group, organisers of the Noosa Triathlon, stated “we’re thrilled to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the iconic Garmin Noosa Triathlon this week.

“Over the years the Noosa Triathlon has become a must do event for triathletes from around the world and we can’t wait to welcome a sold-out field to Sunday’s event once again.

“From its humble beginnings back in 1983 to becoming the largest Olympic-distance triathlon in the world the Noosa Triathlon has a special place in Australian sporting history and we look forward to adding another chapter to it this year.

“It’s great to see so many past participants coming back to be a part of these celebrations, it’s certainly going to be a week to remember.”

Welcoming athletes and their supporters to the region, Tourism Noosa Chief Executive, Sharon Raguse noted “the Noosa Triathlon has been a part of Noosa’s vibrant events calendar for 40 years and is a true celebration of Noosa’s wonderful lifestyle.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the thousands of national and international competitors who visit Noosa for this bucket list event.”

The Noosa Triathlon starts on Wednesday with the Noosa Run Swim Run, starting and finishing on Main Beach.

Friday will offer up a range of options to be involved in the event, starting with the Tour De Noosa - Garth Prowd Ride, with cyclists taking on a leisurely 28km ride beginning at 6am. Friday morning will also feature the 5km ASICS Noosa Breakfast Fun Run beginning at 7.30am, with the Fun Run raising funds for the McGrath Foundation. Friday’s activities round out with the 2XU Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim at 4.15pm.

Saturday morning will see the event’s youngest participants take to their start line, with the Noosa Superkidz Triathlon from 7.30am. Following that will be the Tingirana Noosa Special Triathlon which will see participants of all abilities take on a 100m swim, 3km ride and 500m run.

Saturday afternoon will then feature the 5km ASICS Noosa Bolt and the Australian Open Criterium taking place before Sunday’s 40th running of the Noosa Triathlon, with thousands of athletes taking on a 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run.

Noosa Triathlon is supported by the Queensland Government, through Tourism and Events Queensland, and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

Click here for more information on the Noosa Triathlon.

Images: Ashleigh Gentle winning the 2022 Garmin Noosa Triathlon (top, credit: Korupt Vision) and the Garmin Noosa Triathlon 2023 (below, credit: Noosa Triathlon).

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