About the Arthurs Seat Challenge
The Arthurs Seat Challenge attracts many individuals who will accept the challenge of walking or running from near Rosebud Primary School to the top of Arthurs Seat. In doing so, participants draw attention to a tragedy of our modern society.
Young drivers comprise just a small portion of licensed drivers, yet are substantially overrepresented in road crashes, fatalities and injuries compared to other drivers in Victoria. Young drivers aged between 18-25 years are involved in nearly one third of all casualty crashes, with road accidents killing more young people than any other single cause.
By running or walking in The Arthurs Seat Challenge you are helping to raise awareness about this issue and raise funds to support a wonderful community initiative called Fit to Drive. This program is unique in that it seeks to coordinate all of the educational road safety resources that are available and to deliver them in a systematic way to young people in Year 11 attending secondary colleges in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula.
Fit to Drive is primarily supported by the funds raised through the Arthurs Seat Challenge. The program has been recognised in awards presented by the TAC and the Department of Emergency Management and has the support of Victoria Police, Vic Roads, RACV, DEECD and the TAC. It currently involves 37 Local Government areas and reaches 24,000 young people annually. For many young road users, this is the only opportunity to hear this message at a critical time and to have a chance to respond. It is literally the chance to save lives.