Runners gearing up to paint Noosa pink

The annual Noosa Breakfast 5km Fun Run gets underway on Friday morning. Photo: Eyes Wide Open Images

The Noosa Breakfast 5km Fun Run/Walk, part of the 30th annual Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival, takes off on Friday (2 Nov) and is set to once again bring out the best in community spirit.
The Noosa Tri Festival aims to include an event for everyone and, whether you’re a keen runner, jogging for a good cause or just out for a leisurely walk, the striking backdrop of Noosa Main Beach ensures everyone will enjoy the event.
Recognised as one of the ‘funnest’ fun run/walks on the calendar, the Noosa Breakfast 5km Fun Run encourages people of all ages to dress up in their finest pink outfits and help raise valuable funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and other Noosa Zonta Club charities.
“We strongly encourage the local community to get behind this event and go all out with costumes,” said USM EVENTS CEO Geoff Meyer.
“This particular event isn’t necessarily about winning – it’s about local community involvement, embracing the charity, dressing up and having as much fun as you can.”
To entice some original outfits there will be great prizes will be up for grabs, not just for first across the line but also for the biggest high school team, biggest primary school team, most innovative team as well as best decorated male and female.
The run will take participants from Noosa Woods, along Hastings Street to Park Road and then back down Main beach to Noosa Spit and finishing back at Noosa Woods.
Breakfast for competitors will be available at Noosa Woods following the event.
“The Noosa Breakfast Fun Run is designed to be fun, social and something everyone of any age can participate in, but what makes this event particularly close to the hearts of everyone is that the proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and to a other Noosa Zonta Club charities,” said USM EVENTS National Manager, Emily Mills.
“We are encouraging people to get into the spirit of things and support the theme for a great cause; we’d like to see some local ingenuity and creativity. It’s one of the many events on the festival program that anyone can do.”
The run starts at 7.30am on Friday morning, with registration at the Festival Village Noosa Woods from 6.30am.
The Eyeline Noosa 100 Ocean Swim has attracted entries from several high-profile elite athletes. Photo: Eyes Wide Open Images

It will be the second event of a packed Noosa Tri Festival five-day calendar, with the Endura Noosa Run Swim Run, including the Schools Aquathon Challenge, officially kicking off the 30th anniversary Festival on Wednesday (31 Oct) at Noosa Main Beach from 3.45pm.
The program continues on Friday afternoon (2 Nov) with the hotly contested Eyeline Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim, which this year will see world record holders, 2012 London Olympians and age group champions all keen to claim line honours in what is recognised as one of the top ocean swims on the Australian calendar.
With star-studded events across the five-day program including a breakfast with the stars, celebrity golf day, cycle with the stars, cycling grand prix, sport and lifestyle expo and even a waiters challenge, there’s something to suit everyone.
The headline Noosa Tri event kicks off on Sunday morning, and follows the cycling events on Saturday.
For more event information and to enter online visit www.noosatri.com.au