Coolum gears up for sandiest obstacle course
  • Tuesday 15 July 2014
Sunshine Coast Beach Bash

Coolum is gearing up for an influx of visitors participating at this weekend’s (July 19 and 20) Beach Bash.

Divisional councillor Stephen Robinson said the event would boost the local economy and he encouraged the community to head to the beach to watch on or join in the fun.

“Participants will run through, climb over and crawl under numerous obstacles in what is being billed the sandiest obstacle challenge in Australia,” Cr Robinson said.

“This is the first time the event has been held on the Sunshine Coast and we are pleased Coolum has been chosen.

“The obstacle challenge will benefit local businesses and showcase Coolum to people who may not have visited the area before.

“I hope that will transfer to return visits well into the future and I know our residents and business operators will make all visitors feel welcome.

“Council is working closely with the organisers to ensure the dunal areas are no-go zones so they remain protected throughout the event.”

Stumers Creek Rd, Coolum and the car park will be closed from 5am-4pm Sunday, July 20.

Entrance to the dog-off leash area at beach access 69 (off Stumers Creek Rd) will also be closed on Sunday, however pet owners can still use access 67 located off Lorikeet Dr, Peregian Beach.

Tickle Park Coolum and its adjacent carpark will be closed from 6am, Saturday, July 19 to 6pm, Sunday, July 20.

Warning signs, barricades and qualified traffic controllers will be in place during the event.

Sunshine Coast Council officers will also be in the area in the lead up to and during the event letting beach-goers know about the temporary changes.


Fast Facts - Road, park and beach access closures

Stumers Creek Rd

Closed 5am-4pm Sunday, July 20

Carpark – Stumers Creek Rd

Closed 5am-4pm Sunday, July 20 (No dog off-leash entry at access 69)

Tickle Park, Coolum and carpark

Closed 6am Saturday, July 19 to 6pm Sunday, July 20

Dog off-leash beach access 69 (off Stumers Creek Rd)

Closed Sunday

Use alternative access 67 off Lorikeet Dr, Peregian Beach