ONLINE entries for this year's King of the Mountain fun run on August 21 are now open at www.chslsc.com
Race host, the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club, have run the event for the past four years which acts as a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis research and the surf club.
The event attracts competitors from across NSW and the finish line at the top of North Brother Mountain boasts some of the most spectacular views of any sporting event in Australia.
The king and queen of the mountain (17 years and over) receive $500 each while the prince and princess (16 years and under) will receive $250 each.
There are also prizes on offer for several age category prizes, the best dressed team and also the team containing the biggest number of participants.
Although labelled a ‘fun run’, the approach from competitors varies, with some taking the race more seriously than others. While the fitter competitors run the five kilometre climb to the top of the mountain, many choose to walk the distance and enjoy the views.
"Plenty of people walk, push strollers or piggy-back their kids," said race director Glen O'Brien.
“In fact our back-of-the-pack club has grown to be the biggest contingent of participants in this event.
"We would love to see schools, sporting and community groups entering as teams," Mr O'Brien said.
“The King of the Mountain ticks a number of boxes for our community.
“Along with being the biggest fundraiser for the surf club, it also brings the community together for a fun and fitness event while the business support ensures it is a success for everyone.”
The surf club has been fortunate that the four long-standing major sponsors – LJ Hooker Laurieton, Laurieton Hotel, Adrenalin Fitness and Squash and Camden Haven Chamber of Commerce – have remained onboard to financially support the event and ensure plenty of money is raised for charity.
Mr Hooker Bear will be present at the event cheering on the entrants as they cross the finish line.
Every person who registers for the race will go into the lucky draw, which has been increased to a $2000 travel voucher.
The King of the Mountain race commences at 9am on Sunday August 21. Entry costs $22 for adults, $11 for children up to 16 years or $45 for a family of two adults and two children.
Further information can be found at www.chslsc.com or you can follow the event on Facebook at Camden Haven King of the Mountain.