• Join us for a Challenging Weekend

    A series of events for runners, walkers and cyclists of all abilities - there is an event for everyone.

    We are hard at work planning next year's event and would greatly value your input.

    If you can spare a few minutes to let us know your thoughts, please click the link below.


    Challenge The Mountain Dinner

    A great way to start your Challenging Weekend experience. Meet this year's ambassadors!

    • When: Friday 31st August 2018
    • Location: Frenchville Sports Club
    • Cost: $90 - 3 course meal
    • Guest Appearances: Steve Moneghetti,  Sara Carrigan, Jack Wilson, Harriet David. 
    • 5:00pm - early registration and race bag collection.
    • 6:30pm  Pre-dinner drinks 
    • Bookings: Tamara at CQG Consulting on 07 4931 1913 or events@cqgroup.com.au

    Challenge The Mountain

    The main event.

    • When: Saturday 1st September 2018
    • Location: Mt Archer, Rockhampton
    • Start Line: Cnr. Frenchville Rd & Pilbeam Drive
    • Course info: 5 km at 10% Gradient
    • Online entry only - entries close 5:00pm Friday 31st August - No race day registration
    • 9:00pm - 2:00pm at Frenchville State School Activity Hall: Race bag collection
    • 5:30pm - Presentations & after party on the mountain. Good friends, good vibes, good times! Live music by Generation Gap, food & bonfires!  
    • For more information  Click here 

    Running of the Bulls

    Family Fun Run / Walk

      • When: Sunday 2nd September
      • Location:  Great Western Hotel, Stanley St
      • Multiple distances from 2.4kms to 21kms - you choose! 
      • There will be a start every hour - 6:00am, 7:00am, 8:00am & 8:15am (2.4 km distance)
      • Coffee, Buffet Brunch and music at the Great Western Hotel
      • Event Wrap up.
      • For more information Click here

      Road 2 Rocky

      Timed multi-distance ride!

        • When: Sunday 2nd September
        • Location:  Great Western Hotel, Stanley St
        • Departing at 6:00 am

        • 3 Distances
        • Coffee, Buffet Brunch and music at the Great Western Hotel 
        • Event Wrap up.
        • For more info Click here
      • Amy Gillett Foundation

        Event Charity Partner

        What we do

        Safe Together

        As Australia’s leading cycling safety organisation, the Amy Gillett Foundation continues to promote actions to make cycling safer in Australia, such as:

        • a metre matters laws across Australia, to make sure drivers pass cyclists safely
        • safer vehicles and safer speeds
        • investing in cycling infrastructure
        • educating cyclists to respect and obey road laws and be safe and responsible road users
        • teaching drivers how to share the road safely with bikes, including during driver education.
      • Our Ambassadors!

        We've got a top notch team!

        Steve Moneghetti

        Achievements - too many for this small space

        Moneghetti was not considered to be a good runner in primary school. Attempting to join little athletics, his father was told that Moneghetti was not wanted. However, by high school he had developed into an excellent endurance athlete and was well on his way to becoming one of Australia's greatest marathon runners.

        Running tips by Steve




        Sara Carrigan

        Gold medalist - 2004 Olympics

        Sara Carrigan OAM – Olympic Champion, Australian Champion, Commonwealth Games Medallist, World Cup Champion – has lived her dreams and then some. Now she’s coming to Rocky!

        Watch Sara win the Women's Road Race, Athens Olympics 2004.




      • Profiles

        We've got a top notch team!

        Harriet David

        Ready, Steady Go Kids Sport Instructor

        Harriet David was inspired to try out for the 2015 IMP squad by her cousin Nadine Hunt. Harriet is a Torres Strait Island woman from Yam Island who has participated in the Deadly Fun Run Series for the past three years. Harriet’s motivation is to be an inspirational role model for her two children and to other Indigenous mothers and to highlight her resilience and ability to overcome extreme adversity. She wants to show people that no matter what your situation if you are willing to work hard, you can achieve anything. Harriet is a very determined and strong young woman whose hobbies include photography, running and spending time with her children.

        Jack Wilson

        Personal Trainer - Australia Ninja finalist!

        Jack is the 22nd Graduate of the Indigenous Marathon program. He has competed in the New York marathon and also was a finalist on the TV show Australia Ninja. He tried out for IMP because he believes there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and wanted a goal to focus on. He wants to be a strong Indigenous role model in his community, and to gain a better understanding of the health issues affecting the people in his community. Jack has always had a passion for running, and was a talented cross country runner while at school. He also played NRL, but injured his shoulder, and now runs every day. Jack volunteers coaching junior football teams, and is now a personal trainer.

      • Key Supporters

        These are our special supporters

        Chris Gale

        Galeforce Running Squad

        Established in 2004, GFRS is designed to provide recreational, fun-runners and the more serious athlete with a range of quality training sessions and methods to ensure you get the most out of training! For more info, click here

        Glen Chadwick

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        Glen is a cyclist with both New Zealand and Australian passports. Glen began his career in 2001 at the Belgian cycling team Landbouwkrediet-Colnago. In his first year, he came second in the general classification of the Tour de Liège. After two years he moved to Taiwan to ride for the Giant Asia Racing Team. Here he would win in his first year the Tour of Korea and the Tour of Beijing. In 2005 he rode for the Australian UCI Continental team Cyclingnews.com. After two years (2006, 2007) at the American UCI Professional Continental team Navigators Insurance, he moved to Team Type 1 in 2008. In 2009 he joined Rock Racing.

      • Mt Archer

        Located in the suburbs of Rockhampton, this iconic mountain offers so much.

        Take a look and enjoy!

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