• Challenge Rockhampton

    A weekend of events for runners, walkers and cyclists of all abilities - there is an event for everyone so encourage your friends to have a road trip to Rockhampton and help showcase our unique city.

    Challenge Dinner

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

    • When: Friday 6th September 2019
    • Location: Frenchville Sports Club
    • Cost: $60 - 3 course meal
    • Guest Appearances: Anna Meares, Peter Reaburn & Jack Wilson 
    • 6:30pm  Pre-dinner drinks 

    Challenge The Mountain

    The main event. Brought to you by Frenchville Sport Club.

    • When: Saturday 7st September 2019
    • 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 6th September - No race day registration
    • Race Bag collection on race day only: 9:00am - 3:00pm at the Start Line. 
    • 5:30pm - Presentations & after party on the mountain. Good friends, good vibes, good times! Live music, food & bonfires!  
    • For more information  Click here 

    Running of the Bulls

    Family Fun Run / Walk with Mt Archer Medical Centre

      • When: Sunday 8th September
      • Location:  Huish Drive, Wandal
      • 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 Huish Drive, Wandal 
      • Event Wrap up.
      • For more information Click here

      Road 2 Rocky

      Timed multi-distance ride with Mt Archer Medical Centre

        • When: Sunday 8th September
        • Location:  Huish Drive, Wandal.
        • Departing at 6:00 am

        • 3 Distances​ - 30km, 60km, 108km
        • Coffee, Buffet Brunch and music at the Huish Drive, Wandal  
        • Event Wrap up.
        • For more info Click here
      • 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.

        Jack Wilson

        Ninja favourite Jack 'The Deadly Ninja' Wilson

        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.

      • 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.
      • 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.

      • 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.