6-8 September

    Are you ready to Challenge Rockhampton? Join us for a full weekend of events for runners, walkers and cyclists of all abilities.

    Whether you're game enough to Challenge the Mountain or are looking for fun activities, there's something on offer for everyone. There's also prizes up for grabs!

    Sportsman's Dinner

    Friday 6 September 2019

    A great way to start your weekend! Come along and meet this year's ambassadors and your fellow challengers while enjoying a three course meal.


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    Challenge The Mountain

    Saturday 7 September 2019

    Are you game to Challenge The Mountain? Run, walk or cycle your way up Mount Archer and enjoy an after party at the top. This is the main event of Challenge Rockhampton.


    Proudly brought to you by Frenchville Sports Club


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    High Tea with Anna Meares

    Saturday 7 September 2019

    Enjoy a high tea and mingle with event ambassador Anna Meares!


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      Road 2 Rocky

      Sunday 8 September 2019

      Enjoy a leisurely open-road bike ride with friends and support the Amy Gillett Foundation.


      Proudly brought to you by Mt Archer Medical Centre


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        Running of the Bulls

        Sunday 8 September 2019

        Take part in Rockhampton's very own Running of the Bulls! Race around town past Rocky's own bull statues and enjoy a hot barbeque breakfast post-race.


        Proudly brought to you by Mt Archer Medical Centre


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          Peter Reaburn's - Master Athlete ​

          Saturday 7 September 2019

          Peter Reaburn is a Professor of Sport Science at Bond University and a high-performance masters athlete, having won national championships in masters swimming and Ironman triathlon. Peter will be presenting a workshop and Q&A session on what he has learnt from the books and the school of hard knocks and training as a masters athlete.


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          • CTM19 Highlights

            A fantastic Challenging Weekend with Ambassadors Anna Meares And Peter Reaburn!

          • 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!

            Anna Meares


            Anna Meares is one of Australia's favourite sporting heroes and one of the most talented athletes in the world. She is a 3-time Olympian, 2-time Olympic champion with 5 Olympic medals (Gold and Silver – London 2012, Silver – Beijing 2008, and Gold and Bronze - Athens 2004), a ten-time world champion across four different disciplines and a five-time Commonwealth Games champion.



            Peter Reaburn

            Peter Reaburn is Professor and Head of Exercise & Sports Science - Bond University

            Peter retains a lifelong passion for competitive sport. A former national champion in surf lifesaving, as a masters athlete he won the National Ironman Triathlon Championship (50-54 years) in 2005, completed the Grafton to Inverell bike race in 2007 and 2010, won a gold medal at the national surf lifesaving championships in 2017, won his age group in The Big Swim in Sydney in 2018, and currently holds three national records in relay events in masters swimming.

          • 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

            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.

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