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Kokoda Challenge

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 track includes picturesque pathways across the rugged hinterland terrains of the Gold Coast. The walking tracks also run across the hinterland and its most amazing rainforest areas, with a number of rock climbing paths.

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.

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What date is the Kokoda Challenge?
What time is the Kokoda Challenge?
96KM Open Teams: 7am at the Mudgeeraba
48KM Open Teams: 11am at the Numinbah Hall
17KM Open Teams: 1pm at the Nerang Velodrome
Stan Bisset 96km School Cup: 7am at the Mudgeeraba
Jim Stillman 48km School Cup: 11am at the Numinbah Hall
John Metson 17km School Cup: 1pm at the Nerang Velodrome

Please refer to the image gallery above for more information on each race type

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Where is the Kokoda Challenge located?
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What are the Kokoda Challenge entry prices?
Please note that the 2021 Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge is sold out!

96KM Open Teams: $480 per 4 person team
48KM Open Teams: $320 per 4 person team, $270 per 3 person team
17KM Open Teams: $220 per 4 person team, $195 per 3 person team, $150 per 2 person team
Stan Bisset 96km School Cup: $320 per team
Jim Stillman 48km School Cup: $300 per team
John Metson 17km School Cup: $200 per team

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