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The Sunshine Coast is fast becoming a mecca for sporting enthusiasts and is gearing up for another action-packed year. Sports lovers will be spoiled for choice with a host of triathlons, marathons and endurance events filling the calendar and for post-event relaxation, Mantra and BreakFree resorts across the region provide the perfect place to recover.

Pump up the adrenaline and join in the fun of one of these great events:

28 June - 6 July: Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic

The annual Rainbow Beach Family Fishing Classic, held over eight days in July, is the perfect opportunity to combine a beach holiday with a fun family sporting event.

Relax at: BreakFree Rainbow Shores is throwing a line out to families flocking to town for the fishing classic with Two Bedroom Apartments from a low $130* per night (minimum four night stay). Relax and explore the amazing surrounds of the region, as well as the resort's fabulous onsite facilities such as a nine-hole golf course, three swimming pools, tennis court and games room. Call 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.  Or upgrade to a Two Bedroom Lodge at the adjacent Mantra Rainbow Shores from $245* per night (minimum 2 night stay). Call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au

17-18 August: Tough Mudder Sunshine Coast
Held at Caloundra Downs, the gruelling 16-20km Tough Mudder event will run one week before the Sunshine Coast Marathon, giving participants back-to-back opportunities to test themselves to the limit.

Relax at: BreakFree Grand Pacific at Caloundra is offering Studio Rooms over the event weekend from just $145* per night, based on minimum stays of two nights. Located on the waterfront in the centre of Caloundra, BreakFree Grand Pacific provides the perfect location for some well-deserved R&R after this epic endurance event. Call 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.

24-25 August: BreakFree Rainbow Shores Triathlon
Hundreds of participants and spectators will descend on the seaside town of Rainbow Beach for two action-packed days of sports and entertainment this August.

Relax at: BreakFree Rainbow Shores is proud to be the event sponsor and is tempting athletes with a great-value deal for a 4 Night Break from just $102* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment, based on a minimum four night stay. Call 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.

25 August: Sunshine Coast Marathon & Community Run Festival
Australia’s newest running festival, the Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Run Festival, offers 2km, 5km, 10km, half or full marathon events.  

Relax at: Headquartered at the Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, BreakFree Alexandra Beach has the inside running on the best accommodation location for the marathon and is offering Studio Apartments from $167* per night based on a minimum stay of two nights. Call 132 007 or visit www.breakfree.com.au.

15 September: IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast
The friendly shores of the Sunshine Coast will turn into a sunlit battle ground at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Sunshine Coast event. Competitors will race through Mooloolaba, starting with a swim off Mooloolaba's surf beach followed by a flat and fast cycle course. The run will tie up the day's exciting events with a two lap course around Mooloolaba's Esplanade.

Relax at: Located on The Esplanade just a short stroll from the start / finish line, Mantra Mooloolaba Beach offers a variety of onsite leisure facilities for relaxation before and after the gruelling event. Stay at the oceanfront resort from $253* per night in a One Bedroom Apartment. Minimum two night stay. Call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.

1-3 November: Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival
Sporting champions will join amateur competitors at the Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival. Held at
Queensland’s famous Noosa Beach the annual festival is one of the world’s largest annual multi-sport events and culminates with the Noosa Triathlon.

Relax at: Whether you are competing or cheering on the athletes, stay ahead of the pack and book accommodation at Mantra French Quarter, Noosa. The Hastings Street resort has One Bedroom Deluxe Apartments during the festival period from $487* per night. Minimum three night stay. Call 13 15 17 or visit www.mantra.com.au.

For those who fancy themselves more of a couch-surfing adventurer than a swim, run, ride competitor, there are plenty of activities that don’t require a training regime.  Linger over lunch on Hastings Street in Noosa; chill out on the beach at Mooloolaba; or head up to Rainbow Beach for some great 4WD tracks.  

*Subject to availability.