Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge

Description

Cycling 333km in the tropical warmth from Cairns to Cooktown, up gruelling mountainous terrain and across vast plains, takes commitment to a whole new level.

Created to raise money for improving cardiac care services in Far North Queensland, you’ll see people of all ages and professions participate in this three-day challenge, including those who have survived heart disease, or have lost a loved one to heart complications.

It’s also a unique way of seeing, and experiencing, the diverse landscape of the region.

So, if you are keen to participate, but unsure of your riding experience, keep in mind this event is designed to appeal to riders of all capabilities.

On day one, for example, the most experienced riders will start at the base of the Kuranda Range, which they’ll have to climb, while all others will commence at Kuranda Village.

You’ll be camping for the first two nights, but on the third night you’ll be in Cooktown, where accommodation options are aplenty.

The ride commences at Smithfield, at the base of the Kuranda Range, finishing in Cooktown.

Day 1: Cairns to Mt Carbine (137km)

Day 2: Mt Carbine to Lakeland (126km)

Day 3: Lakeland to Cooktown (80km) - click here for Cooktown accommodation options

***This Event is best for families and riders from beginners to experienced***

Cancellation policy

Riders

A registered rider who wishes to cancel their registration for the 2017 Cardiac Challenge and withdraw from the event, will have their registration fee converted to a donation, and will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for the donation.

This can be done through the rider's Fundraising Dashboard on the Cardiac Challenge website.

Note: Any money raised by a rider as part of their fundraising commitment to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation will not be refunded, as it has been raised on the behalf of the Foundation.

Support crew members

A registered support participant who wishes to cancel their registration for the 2018 Cardiac Challenge and withdraw from the event, will have their registration fee converted to a donation, and will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt for the donation.

This can be done through the supporter's Fundraising Dashboard on the Cardiac Challenge website.

Note: Any money raised by a support participant as part of their fundraising commitment to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation will not be refunded, as it has been raised on the behalf of the Foundation.

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 2018 support crew shirt (See “Rider info” for more details.)

Other Information

  • Limited accommodation at Mt Carbine and Lakeland.
  • Exclusive access to campgrounds at Mt Carbine and Lakeland.
  • Accommodation options available in Cooktown
  • Access the school grounds in Cooktown

Important Info

Location

Cairns

Price

  • Adult: $320 - $370
  • Child: $200 - $200
  • Early bird registrations close on 14th June 2018
  • Adult 17 years and over early bird registrations $320 then $370
  • Children 14 to 16 registrations $200 - No early bird discount
  • Children under 14 registrations $150 - No early bird discount
  • As the event is focused on fundraising, all riders are expected to raise a minimum of $500 for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

Past Event

  • 22nd to 24th September 2018

Contact Information

Event Map

Cooktown

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