Brisbane Kokoda Challenge
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Event Date: Sunday 31st May 2015
In honour of the Kokoda Spirit, the 30 km and 15 km event winds through some of Brisbane’s toughest terrain.
The track undulates through the green scenery in the west of Brisbane Forest Park. Starting at Brookfield Showgrounds, you and your team will make your way up to the half way checkpoint at McAfee’s Lookout, before returning to showgrounds via the tropical terrain of D’Aguilar National Park, reminiscent of the Owen Stanley Ranges in Papua New Guinea.
The 30 km distance, coupled with wide open fire trails, makes this the perfect event for beginners or runners having a hit out. Teams of two, three and four will find the course is not without toils, as you descend down to a creek bed you encounter a sharp turn onto a narrow trail aptly named ‘hell hole’ - ensuring that you don’t forget the meaning of endurance before arriving at the finish line.
If you want to test your fitness or make sure that your training is on track for the 96 km Kokoda Challenge, this event is for you!
Want to have a go but not sure about 30 km - then give the 15 km course a go! Starting at the Brookfield Showgrounds, walk into the beautiful forest to Checkpoint 1 before retracing you steps back to the Showgrounds.
The Kokoda Challenge Brisbane event is definitely one to mark in the school calendar. In a break from traditional school sports where teachers are barracking from the sidelines, the Kokoda Challenge Brisbane event requires teachers to join as a member of the five person team to complete either the 30 km or 15 km Challenge for the younger competitors. Whilst training for and during the event, students are both physically and emotionally fatigued and their leaders must develop new strategies to motivate and keep their group going. But there is nothing to beat the feeling of satisfaction that comes from setting a goal and achieving that goal against all odds.
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Gaining in popularity since its inception in 2010, the 2014 Brisbane Kokoda Challenge had the highest competitor capacity ever and raised more than $63,000 for Kokoda Youth Foundation programs supporting young Australians. The event was sold out with 265 teams of varying sizes, including 70 school teams of four students and an adult supervisor. Continue Reading...
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Like many of our competitors in Kokoda Challenge events, 34 year-old John Black from team BKS On the Move demonstrates the Kokoda Spirit. However, he shows extraordinary levels of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice by soldiering on despite his own circumstances being far from ideal. Continue Reading...