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.

Registration fees

Adults(17 years and over)

“Early bird” registration fee: $350

Early bird registrations fee closes on May 31, after that date see below.

Registration fee (from 1 June): $400


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 will also receive an official Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge 2017 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, 2017

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!

Fundraising commitment

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.)

For tips and ideas on how to fundraise, visit the “Fundraising” section.

Note: Riders who fail to raise the minimum sum required ($400) before the start date for the 2017 Cardiac Challenge (September 16), will not be allowed to participate in the event.

Cancellation policy

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.

Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation

PO Box 957, Cairns, QLD, 4870
(07) 4226 6723
(07) 4226 6663