CHALLENGE THE MOUNTAIN 2020
Have you got what it takes?
Challenge the Mountain and be in the running to win up to $1,200!
Saturday, 5 September 2020
Mount Archer, Rockhampton
Celebrating its sixth year, Challenge The Mountain is one of Queensland's most iconic mountain challenges for both runners and cyclists. Offering an unrelenting 5km timed rate at a 10% gradient, the challenge has distinguished itself as the richest road cycling race in the world (per kilometre).
Catering for all levels and ages in both running and cycling events, this unique community event sees runners and cyclists start side by side and tackle Mount Archer. There are multiple cash prizes up for grabs, including $1,200 for the fastest Male and Female cyclist and runner.
After the race, enjoy good vibes with good friends with live music, food and bonfires on offer at the top of the mountain.
❋ PRIZE MONEY ❋
❋ MEET OUR AMBASSADORS❋
❋ SPECTATORS WELCOME ❋ FOOD VANS ❋ COFFEE VANS ❋
❋ FREE BUS ❋
Registrations Opening Soon
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, there are categories for everyone.
Online entries only - no race day registration
Entries close Midnight Thursday 3 September
Entry Fee $65
Race for prize money based on your age
This category includes the original "Open" category. We have now combined the two.
Prizes in this category will be awarded to 1st ($200 value), 2nd ($100 value) and 3rd ($50 value) place per age-based category (ages 14-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+ years) for males and females in the cycle and run. As well as an additional $500 (cash) for the fastest time per category and a bonus $500 (cash) if you break the existing record.
Entry Fee $35
Walk, run or cycle for fun
Entry Fee $30
For those wanting an easier option, start at the saddle
Entry Fee $100
Get a team together and compete - perpetual trophy awarded
Entry Fee $20 Accompanying Adult $15
Three Categories - Elida St up, Under 11 and Under 14
Startline Photos - Credit Cherryandjun Photography
RACE BAG COLLECTION
ONLY AT THE STARTLINE PRECINCT
Saturday from 9:00am till race start
Please bring race confirmation email and/or identification
Please check before race day for the latest updates
When: Saturday 5th September 2020
Where: Mt Archer, Rockhampton
Start Line: Cnr. Frenchville Rd & Pilbeam Drive
Course Info: 5 km at 10% Gradient
9.00am-3.00pm - race bag collection at start line
3.00pm - challenge begins
5.30pm - presentations and after party on top of the mountain
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 2:30pm, and you are advised to have your car parked at the summit or base of the mountain by this time.
If you do need to leave early, the road will reopen to traffic around 5.00 pm (or when the last participant arrives at the top of the mountain). To ensure you have a timely departure off the mountain, if you need to depart as soon as the road reopens, we would encourage you to arrange your own transport back to the bottom as the buses will not be leaving until they are full (there may also be a wait if the demand for buses is high). While there is ample parking at the top of the mountain we do encourage carpooling to ensure everyone is able to be accommodated.
These apply to all participants
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 designated service if you need to transport your bike down the mountain to ensure safe passage back to Pilbeam Drive. 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.