Kokoda Challenge in Gold Coast, Queensland

Enter the toughest team endurance event in Australia and find out what you are made of at the Kokoda Challenge! It is a gruelling, 96km cross-country trek (or, if you're a machine - run) through the spectacular Gold Coast hinterland. The time limit for completion is 39 hours.

These numbers hold special significance in Kokoda history; 96km is the exact length of the Kokoda Track in PNG. The time limit of 39 hours is in honour of the 39th Militia, who were the first troops to defend Australia at Kokoda.

Each team of four participants (with the help of their Support Crew) treks the 96km course along fire trails, crossing 12 creeks and climbing summits of 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: courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice.

Saturday, July 15th 2017
Saturday15 Jul2017

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team/Schools, 48K Team/Schools - Off Road

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Saturday, July 16th 2016
Saturday16 Jul2016

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team/Schools, 48K Team/Schools - Off Road

Saturday, July 18th 2015
Saturday18 Jul2015

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team/Schools, 48K Team/Schools - Off Road

Saturday, July 19th 2014
Saturday19 Jul2014

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K Schools - Off Road

Saturday, July 13th 2013
Saturday13 Jul2013

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K Schools - Off Road

Saturday, July 14th 2012
Saturday14 Jul2012

Kokoda Challenge

Firth Park, Gold Coast, QLD
96K Team - Off Road

Page history

Listing created26 Apr 2012 Last updated 01 Sep 2016 Last checked 01 Sep 2016

Update history

01 Sep 2016Added link to online entry for event on 15 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2016Added next event date: 15 Jul 2017 11 Jul 2016Event starting 16 Jul 2016 is now closed for entry 21 Jan 2016Updated links to new website 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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