DETAILS

DATE

TBA

DISTANCE

15km | 30km | 48km

LOCATION

Dandenong Ranges

WHY?

Raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation

Are you up for the challenge?

Traverse through the Dandenong Ranges in Australia’s toughest team endurance event - the Kokoda Challenge! You will raise funds for Aussie kids who participate in the Youth Programs run by the Kokoda Youth Foundation and experience what it was like for our diggers to fight along the Kokoda Track in 1942.

The Kokoda Youth Foundation is a local charity and our mission is 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 and offer a life-changing experience for all Kokoda Challenge competitors who participate in our events!

Join our melbourne Facebook community to stay up to connect with other eager Kokodians!

MELBOURNE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Registrations for the 2021 Melbourne Kokoda Challenge aren’t open just yet due to COVID restrictions. But you can register your interest below and you will be notified when registrations do open!

NOTICEBOARD

Looking for a team or team mate?

We understand that it can sometimes be challenging to fill a full team full of enthusiastic and likeminded hikers. That is why we have created our Kokoda Team Match-Making system! Click on the link below and let us help you create the ultimate Kokoda Team. 

FIND ME A MATCH

REGISTRATIONS NOTICES

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, we haven't been able to secure a date for the 2021 Melbourne Kokoda Challenge just yet. But you can register your interest in the form above so you will be notified when an event date has been set and registrations open!

SCHOOL TEAMS

Click on the below tabs for more info

30KM OPEN TEAMS - MELBOURNE

EVENT DATE

TBA

Distance

30km 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

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

WIN A FREE REGISTRATION INTO 2022 EVENTS!

The highest fundraising team who participates in the Open Brisbane Kokoda Challenge will win one free team registration into any of the Kokoda Challenge Events in 2022! You have until 5:00pm on the 30th June 2021 to raise the funds...happy fundraising!

48KM OPEN TEAMS - MELBOURNE

EVENT DATE

TBA

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

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

WIN A FREE REGISTRATION INTO 2022 EVENTS!

The highest fundraising team who participates in the Open Brisbane Kokoda Challenge will win one free team registration into any of the Kokoda Challenge Events in 2022! You have until 5:00pm on the 30th June 2021 to raise the funds...happy fundraising!

15KM OPEN TEAMS - MELBOURNE

EVENT DATE

TBA

Distance

15km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

2, 3 or 4 People

CHECKPOINTS

1 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

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

WIN A FREE REGISTRATION INTO 2022 EVENTS!

The highest fundraising team who participates in the Open Brisbane Kokoda Challenge will win one free team registration into any of the Kokoda Challenge Events in 2022! You have until 5:00pm on the 30th June 2021 to raise the funds...happy fundraising!

STAN BISSET 30KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

TBA

Distance

30km in 39 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

3 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$320

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$650

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

4 Support Crew Checkpoints

START

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

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

EVENT DATE

TBA

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 15 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

2 Support Crew Checkpoints

START

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

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 SCHOOL CUP 15KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

TBA

EVENT DISTANCE

15km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

1 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$200

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$75

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew

START

Dandenong Ranges

FINISH

Dandenong Ranges

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

TEAMS

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

GOLD COAST 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.

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