The Bright Alpine Climb – 4 Peaks is a 4 day walking and running event based in the Bright area in Victoria. Each day participants tackle a new peak with distances varying from 10.6km to 15km. All events are hosted on gazetted trails and the trails are “marked” for the event to help provide guidance to participants. It’s a very casual event – each climb is timed and on the final day – the results are added together to get your overall time. Bright and surrounding villages are a great source of entertainment for families and afternoons can be spent relaxing at wineries, visiting breweries or the more family friendly Strawberry Farm and Maze. The parks by the river in Bright are a great place to relax with kids as well.
The Bright Alpine Climb, also known as the Four Peaks Climb, started in 1979 to get walkers into the hills to enjoy the superb scenery the area around Bright has to offer. Runners have since joined the walkers and have added excitement to the event. To the current day – runners and walkers all mix well throughout the four day event.
Many Olympians use the event for conditioning. Some famous athletes have won. Paul Crake is a 4 time winner. Paul is a world mountain champion and has also won the Rialto Stair Chase and is a record holder for the Empire State Building Chase. Greg Mandile has won the Otway Classic, and Lavinia Petrie – another joint winner has held the Australasian record for the 50 mile, 50km, 30 mile, 40 mile and also the 6 hour event, Hanny Allston – a world orienteering champion has also been a multiple winner.
The Bright Alpine Climb is for all ages and abilities. Awards are given for all divisions if numbers suffice from under 15’s to 65 plus. See Age group Categories HERE
The event is held over 4 days – always on the Melbourne Cup weekend.
Entries Open on the 1st June every year.