20 - 21 APRIL 2024
IMBIL STATE FOREST
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RAISING FUNDS FOR -
KOKODA YOUTH FOUNDATION
The Toughest Team Charity Event on the Sunshine Coast
After yet another successful Kokoda Challenge event in Sunshine Coast, we are back in Kenilworth on ANZAC Day weekend for another year of 18, 30 and 48km endurance events. Last year saw over 1,000 participants take part in our charity event and make their way through Imbil State Forest for the very first time, which resulted in $190,000 being raised in donations for the Kokoda Youth Foundation’s life-changing youth programs.
In 2024, we are back again to bring you more relentless hills, breathtaking landscapes, water crossings and so much more
A REAL HIKE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST
The men who fought along the real Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during 1942 not only had to battle torrential rain, relentless humidity, poor sanitary and medical supplies and therefore malaria, dysentery and other illnesses, they also faced an enemy that posed a threat to Australia and our allies. These men fought in adverse conditions yet still prevailed. The purpose of the Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge hike is to provide you with a deeper understanding of what these men endured in order to protect our great country.
This is also an opportunity for you to give back to your community as the funds you raise will go directly towards helping youth in the local area. The Kokoda Youth Foundation offers a variety of programs, all which are offered free of charge thanks to your fundraising. The objectives of the programs range from reducing systemic unemployment in high school students to mentoring opportunities that guide teens through a journey of learning resilience and structure by instilling in them the values of the Kokoda Spirit; courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice.
The Kokoda Challenge promises to transform you in a way that you’ve never experienced before; you’ll form unbreakable bonds with your team, you will reflect deeply on the sacrifices made by past generations for us to enjoy the freedom we know today and you will walk alongside the kids who you are fundraising for who are also completing the challenge.
The most challenging and rewarding experience that I have ever undertaken. It gave me a strength I didn’t know I had, and I finished it with teammates who became my trusted and cherished friends for life.
I had an incredible journey with my team. There was so much teamwork and mateship on the track that inspired me and pushed me across the finish line. While we were walking we all said we would never do it again, and within 24 hours we were planning for next year!
It’s an experience like no other. If you want to find the limit to which you can push your mind and your body then this is the challenge for you. With amazing scenery to do it in too, even if you are staring at the ground for what seems like most of the event.