TWO years ago Broome tried to steal one of Pomona's greatest claims to fame.
On Australia Day in 2010, the Sandgropers put their best foot forward, whipped off their rubber soles and had a crack at the World Thong Throwing record.
According to the world's best judges of aerodynamic open-air footwear the thong must be a size 10 that measures 29cm long and weighs 145-150g.
Despite the very best of hurls, Broome's best was a 30m chuck, well short of the unbeaten mark set at Pomona King of the Mountain Festival of 42.8m
This year's arm-straining action will have competitors heaving the throw-away thongs from noon.
Pomona King of the Mountain Festival this Sunday is home to Australia's most gruelling and historic mountain race, the Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge, a 4.5km race up Mount Cooroora and back.
This year, at the 33rd event, the current record holder and winner of the mountain challenge six times in a row, Neil Labinsky, is going for the most consecutive wins in King of the Mountain history.
Pomona King of the Mountain Festival is a free fun day out for the whole family.
It attracts thousands from all over the country, with school relays, a family fun run, fun activities, live music and more.
OTHER features include the t, market stalls and this year's new event, the ever popular Mountain Dash.
7am: bush poets' breakfast at Majestic Theatre
7am: Heritage market stalls and side show alley - open all day.
9am: CQU 3km family fun run begins at the start/finish line
9am: masters fours competition at Pomona Bowls Club.
9am: Nestle primary school relay registration - registration tent
10-3pm: free entertainment at IGA entertainment stage
10am: Nestle primary school relay (girls) begins at the start/finish line.
10.30am: Nestle primary school relay (boys) begins at the start/finish line
10.30- 2pm: Gecko animal display
11am: Nestle primary school relay presentations at the start/finish line.
11.30am: Beenleigh Cup tug-of-war in front of main stage
Noon: World Thong Throwing Competition (entry fee $2) in front of the main stage
1pm: mountain dash - start/finish line
2.30pm: pre-main race entertainment - introduction of past winners and runners of Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge
3pm: Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge begins.
4.30 pm Bendigo Bank International Mountain Challenge trophy presentation on the main stage.
5pm: Festival concludes.
Where: Stan Topper Park, Reserve St, Pomona, Queensland, 4568
When: Sunday 7am to 5pm.