King of the Mount 2018

August 19, 2018, Melrose, SA
Challenge yourself and experience the wonders of the Mount Remarkable National Park, just 2.5 hrs from Adelaide.

Our 2nd Annual Event

We have re-imagined our event and changed it up in response to feedback supplied by you!  This year you have two options to fulfill your tastes.

You can race in the classic King of the Mount, which will see you running (or walking) from Melrose to the summit and back down again, with dedicated up and down trails. 

If that is not enough for you, then the Sea to Summit will be.  It’s South Australia’s first trail running event that takes you from sea level across a mountain range and ends in Melrose! This is a serious trail run that should only be undertaken by experienced trail runners.  See below for further details.

King of the Mount


14 KM with over 700 M of grueling climb

12pm Sunday August 19th.

  • Fully supported with multiple aid stations.
  • Separate uphill and downhill tracks.
  • Suitable for all skill levels, from first timers to experienced runners.
  • Tough grueling climbs and technical trails on the downhill will add another dimension to your run.

Sea to Summit


40 KM from the Spencer Gulf to Melrose

Bus leaves Melrose 6:30 am for 8:00 am start. 
The race takes place over private property.  The start is only accessible via the bus. The cost of the bus is factored into the ticket price.

  • Experienced trail runners only. You must be confident navigating and self-supporting from unmanned aid stations.
  • Good navigation skills are crucial and you must be comfortable being alone on the trails.
  • Phone reception is limited and course markings will be basic.
  • We don’t hold your hand for this race.
  • You have been warned.
About Us

Something For Everyone!

Just completing the King of the Mount is a challenge that everyone should do at least once. But for those looking for the ultimate challenge, we recognise the King, Queen, Prince and Princess of the Mount.

Maybe you’ve got a few trail runs under your belt and you want something more. Why not try the Sea to Summit? This will be a true test of your trail running abilities.

Last year we had lots of friends, families and other groups running together.  Why not run as a group and complete the challenge (or suffer!) together?

” I’d like to say that it was a well organised event along a very challenging and spectacular course. I can understand why many people made the trip to Melrose for one of the best trail experiences the State has to offer. When I was running it seemed like a relentlessly long hill, but it was short enough that I was able to push myself and keep focused. 

JOHN CSONGEI, 1st Place 2018

Register to Race!

This is your opportunity to take part in one of South Australia’s most exclusive trail running events. Register your spot now before we fill up.