Alpine Challenge – November


Nov 25, 2023 at 4:30 AM

Alpine Challenge – November

Slalom Plaza

Falls Creek, Victoria 3699


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Entry Fee $50
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $500
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100K
  • 100M
  • 10K
  • 25K
  • 26.2M
  • 55K
  • 16K
  • 42k

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 500

Starting Elevation: 1650m

High Point: 1922m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2008

Men's Record: 21:13:00


The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding all mountain trail run in Australia—if not the southern hemisphere over seven distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent including Mt Feathertop, Mt Hotham, Mt McKay, Spion Kopje, Mt Nelse and Victoria’s highest mountain, Mt Bogong plus five river crossings. The 100 km involves over 4,000 m of ascent and descent and the 60 km course over 2,000 m of ascent and descent, whilst for those undertaking the 42 km run you will have over 900 m of ascent. The three short distances—10/16/25 km—offer an opportunity to experience great trail running and some of the historic huts on single tracks with great views over Heathy Spur and Rocky Valley Dam.

It also offers the most challenging weather conditions, from intense heat during the day or snowstorms and driving rain, to subzero temperatures at night.

Whilst the event organisers can take action to reduce risk to participants, they cannot eliminate it, as a result runners need to be prepared to run in all conditions or have the experience and sense to decide not to run at all on the day. Participants are advised to train for all conditions, including running in storms, snow and at night.

Imagine completing 4 marathons in 42 hours; that is the challenge you could face if you decide to enter the Alpine Challenge 100 mile event. The 12th Falls Creek Alpine Challenge Ultra Marathon, covers four distances 100 mile (160 km), the 100 km, the 60 km, 42 km, 25 km, 16 km and 10 km.

With over 7,600 metres of climb and 7,600 metres of descent, this event is the classic 100 mile alpine trail run in Australia; testing runners to the limit, it also offers one of the country’s most scenic and challenging 100 km runs covering over 4,000 m of ascent and descent in 26 hours. Our “mid easy” run option—60 km covers 2,000 m of ascent and descent and our “easy” run is a mere 42 km including 900 m of ascent, a great intro to long distance alpine running.

Qualifier for Hardrock and UTMB


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Past Event Dates

Held on Nov 25, 2023

Held on Nov 26, 2022

Held on Nov 27, 2021

Event Results

View 2023 Results