Challenge The Mountain (CTM), first conducted in 2015 has established itself as a ‘must-do’ local event attracting participants from across Queensland and some from interstate. Due to limitations based on Covid the 2020 event went Virtual and was warmly accepted by participants. However, the Challenge is back in it’s usual format this year. The Running of The Bulls and the Road To Rocky will not be conducted over the same weekend, but will be presented on a separate weekend - to be announced.
The Rocky Sports Club were approached in mid 2020 to take the reins of this iconic Central Queensland event, which provides a fantastic platform for the community, delivering FUN | FRIENDSHIP | FITNESS. Through CTM, their community club culture and other community activations, The Rocky Sports Club have a firm focus on inclusivity, and raising awareness of the importance of mental health and well being. If you have ideas or suggestions to improve this event, please contact Jack or Shae at RSC on the contact page on this website.
CTM is a running/walking/cycling/wheelchair event for athletes of all ages and experience from fun loving to the serious. Participants will tackle Mount Archer which at 604 metres above sea level is the highest peak of the Berserker Ranges that fringe the northern edge of Rockhampton city. The challenge begins at the foot of the mountain and follows the roadway as it winds for some five kilometres at an average gradient of 10 percent to the summit.
Following a brief presentation awards ceremony atop the mountain, participants, partners and spectators are invited to attend ‘The Challenge After Party’ at the Rocky Sports Club for a fun and relaxed evening with live music, where the days action and highlights will be relived and possibly debated over a cold beverage or two.
Challenge the Mountain is supported by Advance Rockhampton, who provide exceptional assistance and guidance and understand the importance of the event to highlight our people and our region, plus the benefits that events like CTM bring to regional Queensland.