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. There is 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: mateship, endurance, courage and sacrifice.

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 (KCYP).

School teams can also enter into the 96 km Stan Bisset Cup and 48 km Jim Stillman Cup. Teams of four students, plus a leader (usually a teacher) make up the field for these events. Over 200 teams from schools are currently involved in The Kokoda Challenge event on the Gold Coast.

Be there for The Kokoda Challenge – Gold Coast from18 Jul to 19 Jul 2015, 07:00am at Firth Park, Mudgeeraba, QLD.

If you are planning to attend this event, you may want to stay at our Gold Coast Holiday Apartments. Our resort is just a short drive from Firth Park.

We offer a selection of deluxe one bedroom apartments and standard two bedroom apartments. Our apartments are fully self contained and complete with everything you will need to have a wonderful holiday.

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