We are one week out, and there is so much going on, so let's tie up some loose ends!
If you have not reached your minimum fundraising target, you are ineligible to compete in the Challenge.
If you are currently in the process of trying to win the title of leading fundraiser which includes a trip to PNG, you have until 5pm AEST on 26 July to keep fundraising.
Encourage work mates, neighbours and your wider community to support your team's effort. Share your fundraising page for one last boost to get you over the line!
You must start the event with the number of people selected in your registration. Your team will be disqualified if they start the event without a full team.
Withdrawing from the Challenge
If you need to retire from the event, you will need to do so at a Checkpoint. Please either text the number on the back of your bib or advise a Checkpoint Captain. A vehicle will collect you from your location and take you to the closest Support Crew Checkpoint. Please note: No vehicles (other than Kokoda vehicles) can access Checkpoints 1, 2, 3,5/7, 9, 10, 12 and 13. If a vehicle is caught in contact with competitors in any other area than the designated Support Crew Checkpoints, the entire team will be disqualified.
Download the Emergency App
If you require emergency assistance whilst competing in the Challenge and you are in between Checkpoints, this emergency app will ping your coordinates to emergency services. It's a free download, available for Apple and Android devices and something handy to have, even outside of the Challenge! Click here for more information.
Make sure you familiarise yourself with the site map and parking map. There are four Support Crew Checkpoints for those participating in the 96km Challenge, 2 Support Crew Checkpoints for 48km School Cup and 1 Support Crew Checkpoint for the 48km Open Challenge. You can see the overall event map here. Please be reminded that there is only one car permitted at the Checkpoint, per team, a vehicle pass for Support Crews will be enclosed in the bib envelope at Event Pack Collection. Please also make sure you attend the compulsory Support Crew briefing at the stage at 7.15am for the 96km, 11.15am for the 48km Schools and 1:15pm for the 48km Open teams.
Your bibs will be a part of your event pack. Please ensure you always wear your bib on the front of your top and it is visible at all times. Participants must pass through the timing antennas at each Checkpoint - the bibs help us see when you cross through these Checkpoints.
Make sure you go through your equipment list one more time before the event. Please ensure you pack a torch or headlamp for your night walk.
Soak in the moment
Don't forget to enjoy yourself. This is your last week to train, prepare and focus on what this Challenge means to you. Enjoy the opportunity, take photos, talk about and share your experiences - have fun!