Kokoda Challenge Frequently Asked Questions

If the answer to your question isn't below, please don't hesitate to get in touch
with us on 0755394141 or info@kokodachallenge.com.

REGISTRATION FEE, WHEN AND HOW DO WE PAY IT? 

You will need to make the registration payment when registering your team, as one transaction - no splitting the bill! So either get organised in advance and get your teammates to give you their share, or get them to reimburse you after the registration has been paid for. Please be aware that this registration fee is non-refundable and non-trensferable. You will be issued a receipt upon payment. 

For school teams only, you will have the option to generate an invoice upon registration by using promo code 'KOKODASCHOOLS'. 

MINIMUM FUNDRAISING AMOUNT, DO WE HAVE TO?

Each team must fundraise a minimum amount to participate in the event, if you do not reach this target you will not be able to start the event. Your fundraising efforts go towards funding our Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP), changing lives of local teenagers. Our events were started with the sole purpose of bringing together the community to raise money for this youth program. Fundraising is a great way to engage with your community and share the message of Kokoda. Read more about KCYP here.

PRE-REGISTRATION, WHAT IS IT AND WHEN IS IT?

Pre-registration will be held the day before and morning of the event. Atleast 1 team member needs to come to collect your teams event pack, including race bibs and shirts. Specific details of pre-registration will be emailed to you and your team prior to the event.

SUPPORT CREW, WHO ARE THEY AND HOW MANY CAN WE HAVE?

Our 96km and 48km events require you to have a support crew, these people are your cheerleaders! A good Support Crew can mean the difference between crossing the finishing line or not. They will meet you at the designated support crew checkpoints and provide food, changes of clothes, shoes and if you train them well – foot massages! They also provide that magic ingredient of encouragement and motivation during the dark hours of the night to keep you going. Make sure to download a copy of the Support Crew Handbook (found here) and give it to your Support Crew, it has lots of information to make their task in supporting you easier!

There is no limit to how many support crew members you can have, however you are only allowed 1 car space per support crew per team. This means your support crew may rotate, but must be able to fit into 1 car.

A support crew briefing will be conducted immediatley after the participants have taken off from the start line at the event main stage, at least 1 member of your support crew needs to attend this briefing.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?

96km

minimum age is turning 15 years during the year of the event 

48km

minimum age is turning 13 years during the year of the event

30km

minimum age is turning 10 years during the year of the event 

15km

minimum age is turning 9 years during the year of the event 

TEAM MEMBER DETAILS, WHAT DO WE NEED TO COMPLETE AND BY WHEN?

Every single one of your team members must complete their personal details, within their individual profile on the Friday 2 weeks before event day.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Ensure you have your email address correct within your individual profile, as every team member will receive regular email updates leading up to the event on critical information, tips, details and more. 

CAN OUR TEAM MEMBERS BE CHANGED?

Yes! You may change your team member’s and their details until two weeks before the event

CAN WE CHANGE THE DISTANCE/CATEGORY WE ARE REGISTERED FOR?

Yes! You will need to contact us on info@kokodachallenge.com to change your distance and/or category.

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO BE IN OUR TEAM?

  • Open teams for the 96km are four person only
  • Open teams for 48km events can be 3 or 4 people
  • Open teams for 30km & 15km events can be 2, 3 or 4 people
  • All school teams for any distance must have 4 students and 1 teacher

WE'VE BEEN ASKED FOR A FUNDRAISING LETTER?

Some establishments (like Bunnings) require a letter from us confirming you are a competitor for our event and are fundraising for us. If you require a letter like this, please email info@kokodachallenge.com and provide us with your name and your team name so we can send you a personalised letter. Please note, if requested we can also provide you with our public liability insurance certificate. 

HOW CAN MY BUSINESS/COMPANY BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR OR PARTNER?

We're always looking for opportunities to collaborate with local businesses. Please get in touch with us on info@kokodachallenge.com to discuss potential partnership or sponsorship opportunities. 

SCHOOL TEAMS, DOES THE ADULT IN THE TEAM HAVE TO BE A TEACHER?

No. The adult in the school team does not have to be a teacher, but they have to have a Blue Card.

CAN I PARTICIPATE ALONE?

No, you need to meet the team member requirements for each event. Due to our philosophy of 'Mateship' the entire event is about getting to the finish line as a team and learning the value of mateship - and you can't do that if you have no team mates. If you're looking for team mates or want to join another team, join our community page here to connect with other Kokodians.