Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast

The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. Participants trek a 96km course that leads along fire trails, crosses 12 creeks and summits 5,000m of vertical elevation. Running alongside the Kokoda Challenge is the 96km Stan Bisset Cup and 48km Jim Stillman Cup for school teams.

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. Team spots are limited and fill within hours of opening each year, so it is essential to be organised in advance.

This event raises money for The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program. Your contribution helps young people to gain confidence, direction, life skills, new friends and the knowledge that anything is possible.

Event dateSat 19 Jul 2014LocationGold Coast, QLDDistances96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K SchoolsTypeOff Road
Event websitehttp://kokodachallenge.com/kokoda-challengeOrganiser Kokoda Challenge AssociationContact organisersContact details, Facebook, TwitterEnter eventEnter online

Location Map

The course starts at Firth Park in Mudgeeraba, and follows selected fire trails and paths through the Gold Coast Hinterland including areas of Austinville, Springbrook, Numinbah Valley, Beechmont and Clagiraba to the finish line at the Nerang Velodrome. The start and finish locations are shown approximately by points 1 and 2 in the map below.

Map Points

1 Firth Park in Mudgeeraba
2 Nerang Velodrome


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This event is organised by Kokoda Challenge Association. Their other upcoming events are listed below.

Listing created26 Apr 2012 Listing last updated 04 Nov 2013 Website last checked 06 Apr 2014

Update history

04 Nov 2013Added link to online entry for event on 19 Jul 2014 07 Aug 2013Added next event date: 19 July 2014, entries open 04 Nov 2013 05 Feb 2013Added link to online entry form for event starting 13 Jul 2013 10 Dec 2012Added 96km and 48km schools challenges to event listing. Event date: 13 Jul 2013 23 Nov 2012Added 2013 event date: 13 Jul 2013