THE KOKODA CHALLENGE

48km brisbane

48km BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE

Start Time

7:30 AM

20 hours to complete

48km through D'AGUILAR NATIONAL PARK

Minimum age to register 48km kokoda challenge

13yrs old (or turning 13 the year of the event)

6 checkpoints

1 support crew checkpoint

Registrations for this event are now closed. Our Brisbane Kokoda Challenge took place on Saturday 1st June, 2024. Click here for your teams finishing times. Click here to find your teams photos.

If you want to embark on the ultimate adventure with your team, raise vital funds for a local charity and honour the sacrifices of our Kokoda Veterans, then the Brisbane 48km Kokoda Challenge is for you. 

The winning team of the 2023 48km Brisbane Kokoda Challenge crossed the finish line in 8 hours and 1 minute with the last team finishing in 18 hours and 16 minutes. The average finish time was 12 hours and 45 minutes. This gives you an idea of just how tough this event really is. You will need to train, not just to build your own physical strength and mental resilience, but also with your team so you can start to build a team dynamic.

The 48km Brisbane Kokoda Challenge is the toughest team endurance event in Brisbane! Your team of 3 or 4 (or 5 if you’re a school team!) will tackle some of the harshest elevation in all of Southeast Queensland, hiking or trail running side-by-side with your teammates for the entire course. You and your team will be in Brookfield bright and early to take on the challenge of your lives! After kicking off from the start line, you’ll begin making your way through D’Aguilar National Park, passing through 6 checkpoints along the way, one of which is where you will meet your support crew. Your support crew are your behind the scenes team, there to refuel you with food, provide required equipment and of course to support you with much needed encouragement!

It’s all about the Aussie value of mateship; that means having your slowest team member leading the group, and most importantly, leaving no team member behind.

The team component will also be an important part of your fundraising which is a requirement to participate in The Kokoda Challenge. Your team will raise funds for life-changing youth programs run by the Kokoda Youth Foundation. This is an extremely rewarding opportunity as you’ll more than likely see some of the kids you fundraised for along the course.

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48km BRISBANE KOKODA CHALLENGE

The Kokoda Challenge is operated by the Kokoda Youth Foundation, we are a local charity that exists to mentor local youth in the community through our experiential youth programs. Through our events, your team will fundraise for our 'Kokoda Kids' and honour Australia's Veterans.