Welcome to the Cardiac Challenge Support Crew Members page! Here, you’ll find everything you need to get started and stay informed. Whether you’re joining us for the first time or you’re a seasoned supporter, this page is your go-to resource for the event. Sign up, explore, and get ready to support this amazing cause! 




$280 (until May 31)

$320 (from June 1)


14 – 16 YEARS



10-13 YEARS








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, also MUST register for the Cardiac Challenge. Registration for the 2024 event (September 14-16) is open.

All Registrations Close: July 31, 2024
Support Crew members must register online. Click on the “Register” button on the top of any page of this website, if you are ready to sign up!

*No “early bird” discounts apply to child registration fees.

Note: Support crew members under 18 years of age at the time of the event require written consent from a parent/guardian, in order to participate. Support crew members under 16 years old must also be accompanied by an adult during the three-day journey.

What does my fee cover?

The registration fee covers meals, rider support and safety services, and other operational costs associated with running such a major event.

Fundraising commitment

The Cardiac Challenge is a charity fundraising event. Therefore, in addition to paying the registration fee, every adult Support Crew member who signs up for the Cardiac Challenge must agree to raise a minimum of $200 for the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation.
In order to assist Support Crew members in their fundraising efforts, each will automatically receive an online fundraising webpage as a part of the registration process for the event.
The Hospital Foundation has set a fundraising target of $400,000 for the 2024 Cardiac Challenge.
All funds raised by this event will be devoted to improving health care services in Far North Queensland.
For tips and ideas on how to fundraise, visit the “Fundraising” section.
Note: Support Crew members who fail to raise the minimum sum required ($200) before the start date for the 2024 Cardiac Challenge (September 14), will not be allowed to participate in the event.


There is limited accommodation at Mt Carbine and Lakeland, however there are a number of accommodation options in Cooktown. We have exclusive access to campgrounds at Mt Carbine, Lakeland and the school grounds at Cooktown.

What to Take?

The Cardiac Challenge is a sporting adventure, not a luxury cruise, so keep it simple!

Here is a list of the basics:

  • water bottles
  • sunscreen/sun hat
  • fold-up chair
  • tent and sleeping gear (if camping)
  • toiletries
  • personal medical supplies
  • spending money

a sense of humour and team spirit! 😉

On the Roads
    • you must move to the left to allow vehicles to overtake;
    • ride in single file where appropriate;
    • no more than two abreast at any time.
  • Support vehicles are NOT allowed to closely follow riders, join them at drink stops or drive repeatedly past the ride packs in order to take photos/film footage. This behaviour could jeopardise the safety of everyone. Unless support vehicles are required to provide their riders with a lift up steep roads (such as the Kuranda Range), they should drive directly to the designated lunch stop, then on to the dinner/camp site.
  • The Cardiac Challenge proceeds in all weather – rain or shine. (But you won’t have to worry about cyclones, as September is outside the cyclone season!)
Cancellation Policy

A registered support crew member who wishes to cancel their registration for the 2024 Cardiac Challenge and withdraw from the event, will have their registration fee converted to a donation, and will receive a tax-deductible receipt for the donation. If you wish to withdraw from the event, please email Glenys at fundraising@fnqhf.org.au

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.

Full Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and condition of entry to the 2024 QSuper Cardiac Challenge (“the event”) September 14-16, 2024.

The terms are not negotiable and by entering the event via on-line registration and paying the registration fee, you are hereby acknowledging your acceptance of the terms and conditions. (For participants under 18, a parent or guardian accepts the terms by completing the registration.)

I commit to fundraising the designated minimum fundraising ($500.00 for riders and $200.00 for adult support crew) in donations as part of my participation in the 2024 QSuper Cardiac Challenge. I understand I will not be permitted to start the event unless I can demonstrate the donations or meet any shortfall in funds raised. Each participant will automatically receive an online fundraising webpage as part of the registration process either as an individual or as part of a team.
I understand the ride is not a race and is conducted on public roads used by other traffic and that the roads will not be closed to traffic.
I agree to abide by the Queensland Road Rules and to follow any directions given by the Queensland Police, Ride Director or Ride Authorities.
I am in good health and physically capable of participating in the ride. I do not have any medical conditions that may affect my own safety or the safety of anyone involved in the event.