The 2020 Kokoda Challenges in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne are all cancelled. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a far greater impact on Australia and the world than we think anyone could have ever imagined
The Kokoda Challenge is a renowned cross-country team event that offers an amazing and challenging bushwalking experience.
With over 96kms of walking course; including 12 creeks, trails and climbing routes, the Kokoda Challenge is one of the most intense sporting events on the Gold Coast.
Kokoda Challenge 2021 Dates, Gold Coast Course Map & Event Times
The Kokoda Challenge is 96km in length which is the distance travelled by World War II soldiers on the famous Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The Kokoda Challenge must be completed in 39 hours which is in honour of 39th Militia, the first Australian troops to set foot on the Kokoda Track.
Each team consists of four people (and support crew) where they trek along fire trails, creeks and summits and the aim of the challenge is to finish as a complete team to honour those who completed the Kokoda Trail in 1942 with the spirit of courage, endurance and mateship.
A number of experienced athletes and hikers take part in this event every year. Beginners should not that the Kokoda Challenge track will be extremely challenging for novice hikers, so training in advance is advised.
Despite the challenge, a number of participants come to the Gold Coast to participate and experience this unique event. With 96kms of the Gold Coast hinterland to experience, this is truly a once in a lifetime event.