By ITU Admin on 29/04/05 at 12:00 am
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Newsletter – Tuesday 26th April, 2005
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.
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
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.
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:-
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.
The official hotel is the Sebel Maroochydore, 20 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore although athletes will be accommodated at other locations.
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.
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.
Event Manager Donna Murray 0407 033 093 firstname.lastname@example.org
Athlete Services Toby Coote 0414 765 861 email@example.com
PR/Media/Marketing Lisa Pringle 0417 005 743 firstname.lastname@example.org
USM Events Office 61 (0) 7 5449 0711 email@example.com
Event Website www.usmevents.com.au
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. (left – Leanda Cave)
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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.