Entries open 1st June....... Free apparel available until sold out!
Challenge the Mountain (CTM) is an unrelenting five kilometre race at 10% gradient and it's timed! CTM is one of Queensland’s iconic mountain challenges for runners and cyclists.
This event caters to everyone who wants to challenge the mountain. Whether you want to go hard and race it, or join with your friends and soak up the atmosphere.
OPEN, ACCOMPLISHED, ASPIRING, JUNIORS, TEAMS OF 5 WITH ROPE.
Open - Entry Fee $75
Challenging for the title of King/Queen of the Mountain and the gold apparel with your name printed on it!
Prizes in this category will be awarded to 1st ($1,000), 2nd ($600), 3rd ($400), place per division (there are four divisions based on male/female + cycle/running combinations).
Accomplished - Entry Fee $65
Age Groups - Race for prize money and the red named apparel.
This is an age-based category (ages 14-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ years).
Aspiring - Entry Fee $35
Teams Entry Fee $100
Juniors Entry Fee $20 Accompanying Adult $15
U11 & U14
Registration / Race bag collection
Either at the Sportsmans Dinner Friday night (Frenchville Sports Club) from 5:00-6:00pm
Activity Hall, Frenchville School between 12:00-2:00pm
Please bring race confirmation email and/or identification
(Free with Open & Accomplished entries till sold out)
Image of design coming soon.
Cycling jersey $50 (cyclists)
Running singlet $35 (runners, walkers)
Work in progress - please check before race for latest updates!
General - Applies to all
Waiver - Civil Liberties Act 2003
Challenge the Mountain requires a good level of fitness. You must be physically fit and have trained sufficiently to participate in and complete the event.
You agree to participate in this event at your own risk and to indemnify and keep indemnified the Challenge the Mountain Committee and the Rockhampton Regional Council against all claims, suits, actions or demands which may be brought in respect of any injury or other loss sustained by me/us or anyone participating in Challenge the Mountain and agree to exonerate Challenge the Mountain committee and the Rockhampton Regional Council from all responsibility and from all loss or injury to any person due to alleged liability or otherwise.
Race Day Tips!
Challenge the Mountain Cyclists Bus Transport:
The Challenge the Mountain Committee encourages all cyclists to use the free bus service if you need to transport your bike down the mountain to ensure safe passage back to the Frenchville State School carpark. The road is in a state of repair in places and this, together with buses, cars, fatigue, cooler temperatures and wildlife late in the afternoon, make it quite dangerous to descend the mountain on your bike. Please note: race insurance does not cover anyone descending the mountain on their bikes after the race has finished.
Race preparation and access to the summit
Pilbeam drive will be open till 2:30pm to allow car access to the top of the mountain. Drive up with your bike ( and warm clothing for the festivities after the event) and ride safely down the mountain in readiness for your race. There will be no vehicle traffic after 2:30 pm, and you are advised to have your car parked at the summit or base of the mountain by this time.
Please stay for presentations and to enjoy live music, bonfires, and food!