Kokoda Challenge Schools 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.

When do school registrations open?

Registrations for our Gold Coast and Brisbane events open February 17 at 7am. We often sell out on opening day, so set your alarms!
Melbourne events are to be confirmed. 

What are the limitations on registering?

This year we have strict limitations for our Gold Coast event. Schools can enter up to 3 teams into the 96km event and 8 other teams in the 48km or 15km event. Schools can enter a maximum of 10 teams. If you register more than this amount, your teams will be automatically withdrawn from the event.
Brisbane events do not have entry limitations.


NOTE- If your school wishes to enter more teams than permitted, please contact the Kokoda Youth Foundation to apply for a spot on the waitlist.

Can parents be the team captain?

We encourage members of school faculty to be team captains. This allows strong relationships to be formed with students. However, if a member of faculty is not available then a guardian or parent can be the captain. The team captain MUST have a valid blue card during training and for the event.

Can we have more or less than 4 students in each team?

Teams are to consist of 4 students and one teacher. This is due to health and safety requirements. We cannot permit teams to have more or less than 4 participating students.

What if a student pulls out during the event?

Each team must make a legitimate attempt to complete the event. If a teammate is to pull our due to injury or fatigue, the team captain must notify the Kokoda Challenge staff and follow provided instruction. The team can continue with the challenge once the withdrawn teammate has been successfully removed from the team.  

When do team member details need to be completed by? 

Every single one of your team members must complete their personal details, within their individual profile on the Friday 3 weeks before event day. 
Details can be completed on the online dashbaords or by contacting the Kokoda Youth Foundation at info@kokodachallenge.com 

What is the registration PROMO code?

During the registration process, schools are to use a PROMOCODE to waive immediate payment fees. This code is KOKODASCHOOLS. Schools will be invoiced the full amount of all registered teams once registration is complete.

Where can I locate waiver forms? 

Open teams complete electronically. School waiver forms must be completed and scanned back to us at least three weeks prior to the event. Download a copy of the School Waiver form here

How do we register our teams, can we do all of them in one go or does each team have to register separately?

Teams are to be registered separately by the team captain of each team. A school CANNOT register a bulk number of teams in one go. This is due to waiver forms that must be read by team captains.

Do teams have to reach the fundraising amount to participate?

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.

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.