The Kokoda Challenge - Gold coast
The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling, cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours. And there is a good reason behind this distance and time - 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and the 39 hour time limit is in honour of the 39th Militia, the first Australian Troops to set foot on the Kokoda Track.
Participants (with the help of their support crew) trek a 96km course that leads along fire trails, crosses 12 creeks and summits 5,000m of vertical elevation. The goal is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice.
In addition to the physical challenge of the trekking event itself, teams are required to take up the challenge of raising funds for the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) by seeking sponsorship and support. All funds raised go to our youth programs, supporting young people in our own backyards.
School teams can also enter into the 96km Stan Bisset Cup and 48km Jim Stillman Cup. Teams of four students, plus a leader (usually a teacher) make up the field for these events. Over 150 teams from schools are currently involved in The Kokoda Challenge event on the Gold Coast.
Regardless of fitness level, age or background, people from all walks of life find participating in the Kokoda Challenge not only a great personal achievement, but a way to honour the Kokoda legacy and support local teenagers to gain a brighter future for themselves and their families through The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program.
celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2014
The Kokoda Challenge will be celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2014 and it will be a great year to undertake this journey with your mates - whether you are a seasoned trekker with The Kokoda Challenge or have never undertaken this journey before, make sure you note early November 2013 in your calendar and be ready to register when applications open. To receive a reminder about registrations, please sign up for our newsletter below.
We welcome visitors from interstate undertaking this amazing experience.
limited spots still available.
please note schools teams for stan bisset and jim stillman cups registration will open on the 24th of february 2014
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25th Feb. 2014
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18th Feb. 2014
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