Live Coverage from Mooloolaba

Live Coverage from Mooloolaba

By ITU Admin on 10/04/05 at 12:00 am

Updated start lists are available and correct as of Saturday 30 April. Live coverage begins at 10.30 local time tomorrow. 01.30 London. 20:30
New York.

To launch live coverage either go to the mooloolaba
event page
and launch the coverage from there or click on the live
webcast links at the bottom of the home page.

Click here for elite women’s start list
.

Click here
for elite mens’s start list.

Click   here for to view event page.
 
  The 2005 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup is only days away and we would like to update   you on some of information that you will need to know.

This is the first time that Mooloolaba has hosted a leg of the ITU World Cup   but USM Events has previously hosted a leg three times – 1996, ’98 and ’99.   Therefore we are well equipped and experienced to handle this event for those   of you who we haven’t had the pleasure of hosting here at Mooloolaba or the   Noosa Triathlon.

For those of you visiting us for the first time your main point of contact   will be Donna Murray but there are some other key contacts that you may need,   you will find a list of names and contact numbers below.

The team at USM Events would like to welcome you to Mooloolaba and help to   make your visit with us as enjoyable as possible.

Event Details

Name: MOOLOOLABA ITU WORLD CUP TRIATHLON
  Date: Sunday, 1 May 2005
  Venue: Mooloolaba, seaside resort on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Prize Money: US$ 65,000 – equal male and female; 1st to 10th place

Services:
  Accommodation is provided for the top ten ranked athletes as advised by ITU.
 
  Dedicated athlete and team officials transport to and from your accommodation,   providing travel details have been advised to us.
 
  The most scenic course in Australia provided to race over.

Getting Here


  Your can fly into either Brisbane airport which is approx 1.5 hours drive to   Mooloolaba or Maroochydore airport only 15mins from Mooloolaba.

To make sure that we know when you are arriving please advise your date and   time of arrival and your flight number by Tuesday 26th April to:-

Email: donna@usmevents.com.au
  Fax: +61 07 5449 0828
  Phone: +61 07 54 490 711

Please note that if you don’t tell us when you’re arriving we won’t be there   to meet you.

Official Hotel
  The official hotel is the Sebel Maroochydore, 20 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore   although athletes will be accommodated at other locations.

The Program
  The Mooloolaba Triathlon Festival is a 3 day sporting and entertainment program.   We encourage you to take advantage of any other events on the program. Please   let us know if you would like to do the Asics Twilight Run (5km) or the Mooloolaba   Ocean Swim – a great way to familiarise yourself with the course. We would also   ask all athletes to support our PURA Superkidz Triathlon on Saturday morning   at 8am.

Your briefing shall take place on Saturday 30 April at 1pm at Sebel Maroochydore   which is approx 10 minutes from Mooloolaba. A Shuttle bus shall be available   at 12.45pm at Outrigger Hotel reception and shall return to the Outrigger following   the briefing. This briefing is compulsory for all athletes.

FRIDAY 29 April
  Corona Queensland Beach Volleyball Classic 8-4pm Main Beach Mooloolaba
  Press Conference & Media Briefing 10-11am Underwater World
  PURA LIGHT START Mooloolaba Festival Expo 1 – 7.30pm Expo tent, Mooloolaba Esplanade
  Registration Asics Twilight 5km 3.30-4.45pm Rego tent, Mooloolaba Esplanade
  Asics Twilight Run Race Start 5.00pm The Esplanade
  Festival Launch 5pm VIP Arena, The Esplanade
  Live Roving Entertainment from 5pm Stage Area, The Esplanade

SATURDAY 30 April
  PURA Milk Mooloolaba Superkidz Triathlon Start 8am Charles Clarke Park, River   Esplanade
  PURA LIGHT START Mooloolaba Festival Expo 10.00am– 4pm Mooloolaba Esplanade  
  Mooloolaba Ocean Swim Start 10.30am Mooloolaba Beach
  ITU Briefing and Registration (compulsory) 1pm The Sebel, Maroochydore
  Inline Skate Australia race 3.30-4.00pm The Esplanade
  Ryders Cycling Grand Prix Start 4.00pm The Esplanade
 
  SUNDAY 1 May

  Mooloolaba Triathlon Age group race start 7.00am Mooloolaba Beach
  Moloolaba Teams Triathlon race start 755am Mooloolaba Beach
  Race briefing – World Cup – Women 10.45am Mooloolaba Beach
  World Cup Race Start - Women 11.10am Mooloolaba Beach
  Race briefing – World Cup – Men 1.15pm Mooloolaba Beach
  World Cup Race Start – Men 1.30pm Mooloolaba Beach
  ITU Presentations 3.45pm The Esplanade
  Presentation Ceremony 4.30pm The Wharf Tavern

The top 3 male and female athletes will be required for presentations at 3.45pm.   The top ten athletes are required to attend the medal presentation at the Wharf   Tavern at 4.30pm.


  MONDAY 2 May +

Transfers to the airport provided for those that have provided details to Donna.

Should you be staying on at the Sunshine Coast and need assistance with accommodation,   training venues etc we are happy to help.

The Course

This is surely one of best triathlon courses in the world – but best leave   the sightseeing until before or after the race!! Further detailed maps are available   at www.usmevents.com.au.
 
  The Swim (1 lap 1500m ocean swim)
  A beach start in the tranquil waters of the Pacific Ocean. Mooloolaba beach   is traditionally flat but may encounter a shore break wave. Anticipated water   temperature 22-23deg C.

The Bike (8 x 5km laps - 40km)
  If you have competed at Mooloolaba previously you find that approximately 40%   of the course is new for the ITU World Cup this year. The course is a testing   one in which you will encounter a slight hill approaching Alexandra Headland.

The Run (4 laps 10k)
  The run remains the same as in previous years where you will head out along   the flat of Mooloolaba Esplanade before heading over the rise to Alexandra Headland.   The turn around will be located three quarters of the way down the hill. The   good news about this course is the spectacular back drop for the entire race   and the magnificent crowd support you will receive.

Contact Details:

Event Manager Donna Murray 0407 033 093 donna@usmevents.com.au

Athlete Services Toby Coote 0414 765 861 tcoote@iprimus.com.au

PR/Media/Marketing Lisa Pringle 0417 005 743 lisa@usmevents.com.au

USM Events Office 61 (0) 7 5449 0711 info@usmevents.com.au

Event Website www.usmevents.com.au

Shark Dive
  Underwater World has offered any ITU World Cup competitor the chance to experience   swimming with sharks. Before you get too scared off Leanda Cave and Andrew Johns   have both take advantage of this. It’s completely safe but does require two   hours of your time – one hour training then one hour getting fitted out and   the dive.

Now . . .

Should you have any questions or require any further information please don’t   hesitate to contact Donna Murray or the USM Events team.

We look forward to welcoming you to Mooloolaba and making your stay as pleasant   as possible.

 

 

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