2023 Central Coast
KOKODA CHALLENGE

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DETAILS

DATE

Commences 14 October, 2023

DISTANCE

18km | 30km | 48km

LOCATION

Olney State Forest

WHY?

Raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation

Are you up for the challenge?

The Kokoda Challenge is coming to the Central Coast for the very first time in 2023!

Setting off in the hills of the quaint town of Cooranbong, your team can choose to traverse the 18, 30 or 48km course through the stunning Olney State Forest and Watagans National Park.

Why these distances, you ask? Well, 18 + 30 + 48 = 96km, which is the distance of the real Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.  

While most of our competitors choose to hike the courses, our events also attract a large number of trail runners. Given the steep elevation, most of these teams will hike the inclines and trail run down the mountains and flat sections of the tracks. Others will run the entire way and compete for the illustrious winners’ medals and school cups named after Kokoda Veterans.

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48KM OPEN TEAMS - CENTRAL COAST

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

Distance

48km in 20 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

4 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

4P TEAM: $400, 3P TEAM: $300

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

4P TEAM: $1000, 3P TEAM: $750

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

1 support crew checkpoint

START

7:30am Cooranbong

FINISH

Cooranbong

30KM OPEN TEAMS - CENTRAL COAST

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

Distance

30km in 12 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

3 checkpoints 

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

3P TEAM: $240 | 4P TEAM: $320

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

3P TEAM: $450 | 4P TEAM: $600

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 10 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No Support Crew Checkpoint

START

9:00am Cooranbong

FINISH

Cooranbong

18KM OPEN TEAMS - CENTRAL COAST

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

Distance

18km in 7 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

2, 3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

1 Checkpoint

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

2P TEAM: $170 | 3P TEAM: $215 | 4P TEAM: $240

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

2P TEAM: $180 | 3P TEAM: $270 | 4P TEAM: $350

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No Support Crew Checkpoints

START

11:00am Cooranbong

FINISH

Cooranbong

 REG CHARD 48KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

Distance

48km in 20 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

4 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$350

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$500

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

1 Support Crew Checkpoint

START

7:30am Central Coast, Coorangong

FINISH

Central Coast, Coorangong

NORM ENSOR 30KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

Distance

30km in 12 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

3 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$300

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$350

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 10 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No Support Crew Checkpoints

START

9:00am Cooranbong

FINISH

Cooranbong

JOHN 'DON' MCKAY 18KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

Commences October 14th, 2023

EVENT DISTANCE

18km in 7 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

1 Checkpoint

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$250

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$250

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew checkpoints

START

11:00am Cooranbong

FINISH

Cooranbong

WANT AN EVEN TOUGHER CHALLENGE?

Registering for Kokoda Pinnacle will have your team tackling the

Sunshine Coast 30k + Brisbane 48k + Gold Coast 96k!

 

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WHAT'S THE COURSE LIKE?

If you're looking for more information about the course, check out our blog or read through the competitor handbook.

We will be bringing you more details about the event and the surrounding area very soon!

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