Started: 16 Sep 2017 06:00
Finished: 18 Sep 2017 12:00
Registration fee: Adults: $400. Children aged 14 to 16 years* $200. Children under 14 years* $150.
Every cyclist who undertakes the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge must pay a registration fee for participating in the event. Registration for the 2017 event (September 16 - 18) will open in January.
The registration fee covers meals, rider support and safety services, and other operational costs associated with running such a major event.
Each cyclist will also receive an official Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge 2017 rider’s jersey.
Note: Riders under 18 years of age at the time of the event require written consent from a parent/guardian, in order to participate. They must also be accompanied by an adult during the three-day journey.
Rider registration deadline: July 31, 2017
Support crew members
Most riders are accompanied by friends and/or family members who act as their personal support crews during the three-day journey. All support crew members, including children, must also register for the Cardiac Challenge.
The registration fee covers meals and other participant support services, as well as operational costs associated with running such a major event. Each support crew member also will receive an official Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge 2017 support crew shirt.
Support crew member registration deadline: July 31, 2017
The Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge is a charity fundraising event. Therefore, in addition to paying the registration fee, every rider who signs up for the Cardiac Challenge must agree to raise a minimum of $400 for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
In order to assist riders in their fundraising efforts, each will automatically receive an online fundraising webpage as a part of the registration process for the event (whether they register as an individual or as a part of a team).
The Hospital Foundation has set a fundraising target of $350,000 for the 2017 Cardiac Challenge.
All funds raised by this event will be devoted to improving cardiac care services in Far North Queensland. (See “How the ride saves lives” for more information.)