Tour De Noosa - Garth Prowd Ride
Continuing the legacy created by the founder of Noosa Tri, the Garth Prowd Ride is a super-chill 28km ride along part of the Noosa Tri bike course. Soak up the morning sun, throw a bit of banter with your mates and then finish your ride with a free coffee from First Batch at the Woods - you might even meet a legend ... or two.
All proceeds from the ride go towards the Garth Prowd OAM Triathlon Scholarship to continue Garth’s legacy in supporting rising stars on the tri circuit to reach their full potential.
|Friday 1 November 2024
|Out and back 28km course
|Start from Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club
|Friday 1 November 5.00am - 5.45am
|14 years as of race day
|Self-seeded by your average speed
*subject to change
The Garth Prowd ride is a cruisy 28km on a section of the Noosa Tri bike course. It rolls out from Noosa Heads Surf Club to the top of Gyndier Drive before turning back to Noosa.
Your ride finishes with a free coffee and a bit of reminiscing.
Garth Prowd OAM 1952 - 2017
Garth Prowd OAM 1952 - 2017 Garth Prowd OAM, the man affectionately known as the 'Godfather’ of Australian triathlon, a pioneer of sport tourism in Queensland and passionate athletes advocate. We will remember his incredible life and his contribution to Australian sport. He was a man who revolutionised triathlon, running and cycling events in Australia, who was himself an enthusiastic sportsman.
Garth was involved in event management and sports marketing for almost 30 years as Managing Director of USM EVENTS, one of Australia’s largest and most successful event management companies. During Garth’s tenure as owner of USM EVENTS the company developed and managed some of Australia’s largest and best known multi-sport, triathlon, running and cycling events. After he sold the company in 2009 he was a highly sought after consultant in event management, sports marketing, events tourism and media management
Garth was one of the most experienced, highly respected and knowledgeable event managers and business owners throughout the global events industry. He has also been instrumental in the support and career development of a number of Australia’s top elite athletes. Proceeds from the Tour de Noosa - Garth Prowd Ride will go towards the The Garth Prowd Triathlon Scholarship an ongoing legacy program to continue his great work and creating opportunities and pathways for athletes.