Introducing Kokoda Legacy

30 Aug 2022

REMEMBERING 80 YEARS SINCE THE 1942 KOKODA CAMPAIGN 

2022 marks the 80th anniversary since the 1942 Kokoda Campaign that cost the lives of thousands of Australian soldiers. To remember this significant year, we are holding a very special Kokoda Legacy event the day after Remembrance Day (November 12) to honour the fallen and raise vital funds for Gold Coast Legacy who care for the familiies of those who have served our great country.

50% of proceeds from this event will go to Gold Coast Legacy with the other 50% supporting the Kokoda Youth Programs.

 

REGISTER FOR KOKODA LEGACY

  

ABOUT THE COURSE

Your start line will be held at Canungra Area Golf Club next to the Kokoda Barracks in Canungra. You will enter army land after the start line and follow the signage relevant to your distance. Given that you will be walking on private army land and access to the course is strictly prohibite prior to the event, we will not be releasing a map or elevation course. 

Instead, Major Darren Hunt from Kokoda Barracks provides an insight into what the course will be like ↓

   

  

IS THE EVENT FOR RUNNERS OR WALKERS?

Both! Traditionally our events are mainly walkers but we still have a number of competitors who both run and walk as well as trail runners who run the entire course. Because the Kokoda Legacy event has shorter distances compared to our other events, we are expecting to see a much larger number of trail runners!

 

 

EVENT REQUIREMENTS (AGE, FUNDRAISING ETC.)

You must be 9 years of age to participate in the 15km event or 10 years of age to participate in the 30km event. Any participant under the age of 16 will be required to walk with an adult guardian.

The 30km event will start at 0700 hours, the 15km event will start at 0830 hours. Both distances will have 12 hours to complete the course. 

Teams are not required for this event, you will be able to walk as an individual but we do encourage you to walk with others! You will also not be required to have a support crew for either distances. 

Unlike our Kokoda Challenge events, fundraising is not a requirement to participate in Kokoda Legacy. However, if you would like to fundraise, your efforts will support local youth programs and the families of the military.

If you're looking for any additional information regarding this event, please refer to the competitor handbook:

 

 READ COMPETITOR HANDBOOK

 

This is a very special one-off event that aims to honour our Kokoda Veterans and raise funds for an organisation that support the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifie for their country. 

There are limited registrations available, don't miss out!

  

REGISTER FOR KOKODA LEGACY