Every cyclist who undertakes the Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge must pay a registration fee for participating in the event. Registration for the 2018 event (September 22-24) is open.
Adults (17 years and over)
“Early bird” registration fee: $320
Early bird registrations closes on June 14, 2018. After that date see below.
Registration fee (from June 15): $370
Children aged 14 to 16 years*
Registration fee: $200
Children under 14 years*
Registration fee: $150
*No “early bird” discounts apply to child registration fees.
The registration fee covers meals, rider support and safety services, and other operational costs associated with running such a major event. Each cyclist also will receive an official Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge 2018 rider’s jersey. (See “Rider info” section for more details.)
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, 2018
Riders must register online. Click on the “Register” button on the top of any page of this website, if you are ready to sign up!
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 $500 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 2018 Cardiac Challenge.
All funds raised by this event will be devoted to improving health care services in Far North Queensland. (See “How the ride saves lives” for more information.)
For tips and ideas on how to fundraise, visit the “Fundraising” section.
Note: Riders who fail to raise the minimum sum required ($500) before the start date for the 2018 Cardiac Challenge (September 22), will not be allowed to participate in the event.