• Join us for a Challenging Weekend

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

    Sportsman's 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: $80 - 3 course meal
    • Guest Appearances: Steve Moneghetti,  Sara Carrigan.
    • 5:00pm - early registration and race bag collection.
    • 6:30pm  Pre-dinner drinks 

    Challenge The Mountain

    The main event.

    • When: Saturday 1st September 2018
    • Location: Mt Archer, Rockhampton
    • Start Line: Cr. Frenchville Rd & Pilbeam Drive
    • Course info: 5 km at 10% Gradient
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm at Frenchville State School Activity Hall: registration / race bag collection
    • 3 pm  THE CHALLENGE BEGINS!
    • 5:30pm - Presentations & after party on the mountain. Live music by Generation Gap,  good 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, BBQ Breakfast and entertainment 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 breakfast and entertainment 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

        https://youtu.be/iyVFvV4NBtI

         

         

        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.

        https://youtu.be/GnP_EueSu9w

         

        https://www.saracarrigan.com

      • 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

        A small tagline

        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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      • Would you like to volunteer?

        Volunteers are greatly appreciated and needed to ensure smooth running of an event!

        Please advise areas you would like to be involved in.