The winner of the contest is awarded with the much coveted position of headworker based in Central Head.
To be a headworker requires a high level of physical or mental strength.
Trialists spend 12 months living and training in the hippocampus, with only 5 contestants making it through to the final, public contest.The contest involves 5 tests plus a tiebreaker if required. 1 point is rewarded to the winner of each test. The contestant with the most points wins.
Test 1: The Run
A set trail which includes climbing the Hypothalamus Mountain.
Test 2: The Swim
Contestants must swim 5 times around the bay, which is quite a challenge following the Run.
Test 3: Mathematical Equation
tests the contestants mental strength.
Test 4: The Riddles
Each contestant must ask another contestant a question until all but one is eliminated.
Test 5: The Bulldog Run
Each contestant must dodge the remaining contestants to cross the finishing line. If they fall their run is over.
In the event of a tie Test 6 is chosen by the judges, from among the previous 5 tests.