Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona, is an all-day fun filled event for the whole family, climaxing with the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge where competitors run up the face of Mount Cooroora.

Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The festival includes a 3km Family Fun Run, Heritage Markets, the Primary School Relay, Tug O War (for Primary School Children and Corporate Tug O War for local businesses & sports clubs), live music on the Pomona IGA stage (bands to be confirmed), buskers, amusement rides, side show alley and a relaxing food court area…  plus more. 

Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The main race will be held at 2.30pm, The Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, is a steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain, 4.2km race to the top of the mountain and back. Entrants come from all over Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom, with a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants. 

Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The race runs from the centre of Pomona township, past streets crowded with well-wishers and supporters, then heads ‘bush’ towards the mountain. It covers a distance of 4.2km race to the top of the mountain and back. The runners commence climbing a set of low hills before confronting the mountain.

Pomona King of the Mountain Festival

The Pomona King of the Mountain will be celebrating its 39th anniversary on Sunday 23rd July 2017 (held on the 4th Sunday of July annually), and now has sponsorship opportunities for businesses to support this internationally recognised sporting event. The Festival has several sponsorship opportunities ranging from $100 to $10,000.

22 July 2018

(4th Sunday in July)

About The King of the Mountain Festival

The Pomona King of the Mountain Festival held in the Noosa Hinterland town of Pomona, is an all-day fun filled event for the whole family, climaxing with the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge where competitors run up the face of Mount Cooroora.

The festival program includes a 3km Family Fun Run, Heritage Markets, the Primary School Relay, Tug O War (for Primary School Children and Corporate Tug O War for local businesses & sports clubs), live music on the Pomona IGA stage (bands to be confirmed), buskers, amusement rides, side show alley and a relaxing food court area…  plus more. The main race will be held at 2.30pm, The Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, is a steep, almost vertical climb up the mountain, 4.2km race to the top of the mountain and back. Entrants come from all over Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Rim and the United Kingdom, with a strong rivalry between Australia and New Zealand participants. Runners start from the centre of the Noosa hinterland township of Pomona and head bush towards Mount Cooroora. A set of low hills confronts runners before they take on the mountain track which is little more than a goat track. The return down the mountain requires strength, agility, a good sense of balance and an immunity to fear.

Are you up for the challenge?

King of the Mountain -

Mark Bourne 2017

(Race Time: 24.37)

Queen of the Mountain -

Ruby Muir 2017

(Race Time: 27.49)