World’s toughest half-marathon is back, for a good cause

24/Jun/2022     FoundationMater Group

It’s a half marathon, and the only way is up.

On Sunday 20 November, more than 3,000 people will take on Tasmania’s Mount Wellington for this year's Point to Pinnacle fundraising event, including the Mater Smiling for Smiddy team.

Mater Foundation is calling on all potential team mates to join what’s been dubbed the toughest road half marathon in the world — for good reason!

Participants may either run or walk a 21.1km course encompassing more than 1270 m of ascending gradients.

The end goal is reaching the top of the often-snow-capped Mount Wellington, which offers spectacular views of the greater Hobart region, Bruny Island and down towards the South West Wilderness area.

Participants can expect extreme changes in climate and weather conditions, making it physically challenging, but scenically stunning.

There is a 10km run or walk option available from Point to Pub for those wanting a shorter experience.

Joining the Smiling for Smiddy team means joining an incredible group of athletes and fundraisers who share the values of mateship, spirit and teamwork, while knowing you are helping to fund critical cancer research projects at Mater.

Registrations for Team Smiddy close in August — head to the website now to register!

The details

  • 21.1 km run or walk from Point to Pinnacle or 10 km run or walk from Point to Pub on Sunday 20 November at Hobart, Tasmania
  • Point to Pinnacle began in 2017 and is run by The Running Edge, however 2022 will be Smiling for Smiddy’s second year participating
  • Mater Smiling for Smiddy have a small group of participants take part and support cancer research at Mater. There is also an option of a smaller distance Point to Pub 10km.
  • Team Smiddy registrations close in August — head to the website now to register!

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