Kokoda Challenge in Gold Coast, Queensland

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.

2015 sees the introduction of a 48km trek, covering the second half of the 96km Kokoda Challenge - the "easy" part of the course. 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.

Saturday16 Jul2016

Kokoda Challenge

Gold Coast, QLD96K Team/Schools, 48K Team/SchoolsOff Road
Saturday18 Jul2015

Kokoda Challenge

Gold Coast, QLD96K Team/Schools, 48K Team/SchoolsOff Road
Saturday19 Jul2014

Kokoda Challenge

Gold Coast, QLD96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K SchoolsOff Road
Saturday13 Jul2013

Kokoda Challenge

Gold Coast, QLD96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K SchoolsOff Road
Saturday14 Jul2012

Kokoda Challenge

Gold Coast, QLD96K TeamOff Road

Page history

Listing created26 Apr 2012 Last updated 17 Sep 2015 Last checked 17 Sep 2015

Update history

17 Sep 2015Added link to online entry for event on 16 Jul 2016 13 Aug 2015Added next event date: 16 Jul 2016 03 Mar 2015There is now a 48K trek in addition to the existing 96K trek, and schools 96K & 48K events on 18 Jul 2015 04 Nov 2014Added link to online entry for event on 18 Jul 2015 12 Aug 2014Added next event date: 18 Jul 2015 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 next event date: 13 Jul 2013

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.

Note: map location(s) may be approximate.


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