2021 GOLD COAST
KOKODA CHALLENGE

REGISTER INTEREST

DETAILS

DATE

17-18th of July 2021

DISTANCE

17km | 48km | 96km

LOCATION

Gold Coast Hinterland

WHY?

Raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation

Are you up for the challenge?

The 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge is our hero event! The Gold Coast is the only location with the full 96km course, making it truly live up to the title of Australia’s toughest team endurance event.

Through this event, you will be raising funds for Aussie kids who participate in Youth Programs run by the Kokoda Youth Foundation. We are a local charity with a mission to change the lives of Aussie teens by providing experiential programs that engage and inspire them to reach their full potential.  

We also aim to educate all Australians about the history of the Kokoda Campaign in 1942 and offer a life-changing experience for all Kokoda Challenge competitors in our amazing team events!

NOTICEBOARD

GOLD COAST KOKODA CHALLENGE SOLD OUT!

June 25 is D day for the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge! 
By this date please ensure you have:

  • Reached your fundraising minimum
  • Completed your waiver (online for open teams and hard copy for schools, please see your team captain for information)
  • All members of your team have completed their online registrations (please ensure everyone is ACTIVE on your team page) 
  • All changes to teams have been made. After June 25 no changes to teams will be accepted
  • Your 48km and 96km support crews are registered 

Need some fundraising inspiration? Check out our fundraising page!

KOKODA FUNDRAISING


Want to get involved? Why not join the family and beocme a Kokoda Volunteer!

Without the work of our valued volunteers, the Kokoda Challenge would cease to exist. 
If you want to give back to your community in a fun, rewarding and exciting way then sign up to be a Kokoda Volunteer! 


BECOME A VOLUNTEER

 

TRAINING UPDATE

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING THE USE OF GOLD COAST TRAINING ROUTES

It is your teams job to ensure you are leaving no trace when training in our national parks and tracks. Please ensure you follow all signage and abide by the following points:

  • ARMY LAND: NO training in/on army land at ANY time. This could lead to the cancellation of Kokoda events. 
  • Postman’s walk: Do NOT at any time go past fence way at the top of the trail. This restricted path is only to be used during events
  • Avoid walking through or inside Numinbah Environmental Centre 
  • Mount Nimmle lodge: NO hiker is to park their car inside Mt Nimmle lodge at any time. Walkers are to park outside lodge
  • If you're walking the Waterfall Creek Circuit, please walk from north to south starting at the corner of Pine Creek Rd and Nerang Murwillumbah Rd and turn around when you reach Chester's Rd, please don't proceed any further. Please also don't park your car at Numinbah Hall.
  • Leave NO footprint, pick up all and any rubbish found. Be mindful of bushwalkers code of ethics.

Click on the below tabs for more info

96KM OPEN TEAMS - GOLD COAST

EVENT DATE

17 - 18th of July 2021

Distance

96km in 39 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

4 People

CHECKPOINTS

13 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

4P TEAM: $480

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

4P TEAM: $1600

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 15 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

4 support crew checkpoints

START

17/07 at 7.00AM* Mudgeeraba

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

WIN A 10 DAY AUSSIE CAMINO TREK!

The highest fundraising open team who participates in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge will win an adventure of a lifetime with Getaway Trekking.

READ MORE

48KM OPEN TEAMS - GOLD COAST

EVENT DATE

17 - 18th of July 2021

Distance

48km in 34 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

7 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

3P TEAM: $270 | 4P TEAM: $320

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

3P TEAM: $630 | 4P TEAM: $800

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

1 Support Crew Checkpoint

START

17/07 at 11.00am Raw Challenge

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

WIN A 10 DAY AUSSIE CAMINO TREK!

The highest fundraising open team who participates in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge will win an adventure of a lifetime with Getaway Trekking.

READ MORE

17KM OPEN TEAMS - GOLD COAST

EVENT DATE

17th of July 2021

Distance

17km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

2, 3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

2 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

2P TEAM: $150 | 3P TEAM: $195 | 4P TEAM: $220

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

2P TEAM: $150 | 3P TEAM: $195 | 4P TEAM: $220

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No Support Crew

START

17/07 at 1pm Nerang Velodrome

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

WIN A 10 DAY AUSSIE CAMINO TREK!

The highest fundraising open team who participates in the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge will win an adventure of a lifetime with Getaway Trekking.

READ MORE

STAN BISSET 96KM SCHOOL CUP - SOLD OUT

EVENT DATE

17 - 18th of July 2021

Distance

96km in 39 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

13 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$320

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$650

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 15 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

4 Support Crew Checkpoints

START

17/07 at 7.00AM Mudgeeraba

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

Due to popular demand there are limited school teams available for our Gold Coast event. Should the School Cup reach capacity prior to your school's registration, please email info@kokodachallenge.com to go on our wait list.

JIM STILLMAN 48KM SCHOOL CUP - SOLD OUT

EVENT DATE

17 - 18th of July 2021

Distance

48km in 35 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

7 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$300

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$350

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

2 Support Crew Checkpoints

START

17/07 at 11.00AM Raw Challenge

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

Due to popular demand there are limited school teams available for our Gold Coast event. Should the School Cup reach capacity prior to your school's registration, please email info@kokodachallenge.com to go on our wait list.

JOHN METSON 17KM SCHOOL CUP - SOLD OUT

EVENT DATE

17th of July 2021

EVENT DISTANCE

17km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

2 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$200

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$100

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew

START

17/07 at 1pm Nerang Velodrome

FINISH

Nerang Velodrome

Due to popular demand there are limited school teams available for our Gold Coast event. Should the School Cup reach capacity prior to your school's registration, please email info@kokodachallenge.com to go on our wait list.

LEADERBOARD

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET YOUR TEAM TO THE FINISH LINE

Check out our interactive map! Participants can isolate routes to suit their distances and GPS-locate themselves.

(Please note that distances are approximate)

OTHER EVENT LOCATIONS

MELBOURNE BRISBANE

COVID Safety

The health and safety of our competitors, volunteers, staff and spectators are our number one priority. The 2021 Kokoda Challenge will run a little differently than previous years to ensure we are all following COVID safety procedures.

In the event that the 2021 Kokoda Challenge should be cancelled or postponed as a result of COVID-19, participants will be given the option to either have their registration fee refunded to them or have their registration transferred to the 2022 Kokoda Challenge.

For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions.

The Gold Coast and Brisbane Kokoda Challenges are now SOLD OUT!

You can register your details below so you will be contacted if an opening becomes available and to be notified when the 2022 Kokoda Challenges open!

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