2019 King of the Mountain is on Sunday, August 18

Major event: Camden Haven SLSC vice president Ben Hosick said funds raised from King of the Mountain will go towards the maintenance of equipment and training for volunteer patrolling members. Photo: supplied.
Major event: Camden Haven SLSC vice president Ben Hosick said funds raised from King of the Mountain will go towards the maintenance of equipment and training for volunteer patrolling members. Photo: supplied.

Community members are invited to take on the challenge of conquering the Camden Haven's premier peak at King of the Mountain.

The five kilometre event on Sunday, August 18 is a major fundraiser for the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club (CHSLSC).

The club's vice president Ben Hosick said funds raised go towards the maintenance of equipment and training for volunteerpatrolling members.

Mr Hosick said the best part of the event was watching family and friends cheer each over the line, or holding hands as they cross together with massive smiles.

"It is wonderful to see people stare out over the magnificent view of the Camden Haven, from the top of North Brother Mountain and realise what a wonderful thing they have achieved together," he said.

There are cash prizes for the King and Queen ($500 each), Prince and Princess ($250 each) of the mountain. There will also be medallions for age winners (male and female).

Harry Jones on the final leg of the five kilometre course in 2018.

Harry Jones on the final leg of the five kilometre course in 2018.

If Jones wins this year's event it will be his sixth in a row and Molloy's fifth.

There is a $300 prize for the biggest team and a $100 prize for best dressed.

People who enter the event will also go in the draw with the chance to win $1200.

To be eligible people must register, start, finish and attend the presentation at the Camden Haven Surf Life Saving Club.

Mr Hosick said the winner has to make themselves known to the presenter within one minute of their name being called.

Too easy. Marathon runner Kirsten Molloy barely breaks a sweat at the 2018 event.

Too easy. Marathon runner Kirsten Molloy barely breaks a sweat at the 2018 event.

Captain Cook Bicentennial Drive will be closed to non-event traffic from 6.45am to 9.30am on Sunday, August 18.

Parking will be limited near the start line. People are asked to park off Waterview Crescent or St Albans Way and walk to the registration area.

On the day registrations are available from 7.15am until 8.15am. People are asked to be at the registration area no later than 8am.

A bus will take spectators to the top of the mountain at 8.35am. The race will start at 9am.

For more information and to sign up, visit the event's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CamdenHavenKingOfTheMountain

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