Rules and Regulations
As this is Australia's toughest team endurance event, we do have to implement some rules and regulations to ensure everyone's safety and security. We also need to make sure our event can run smoothly, and this can only be achieved with your help! Please familiarise yourself with the following points:
SUPPORT CREW REGULATIONS
Support crews are to meet their teams ONLY at designated support crew checkpoints. If teams are found meeting their support crews outside of designated areas, the team will be instantly disqualified.
48km teams must have 4 or 3 competitors
All SCHOOL teams must have 4 student competitors, and ONE leader
If a team member needs to drop out at any time, this must be done at a checkpoint. If a member cannot make it to a checkpoint, please call the emergency number on the back of your race bib, and a Kokoda official will come to collect you for a safe extraction from the track, you are not to be collected by your support crew. All team members must wait for the removed member to be extracted safely before continuing the challenge. Teams can continue one man down, but if your team is reduced to a team of 2, then you MUST link up and walk with another team. Teams of 2 will not be allowed to continue.
WALKING AS A TEAM
You must walk as a team, you only walk as fast as your slowest team member. If at any point, your team is found to be walking separately or if you are found to have left a member behind at any point, your team will be instantly disqualified. We are a TEAM endurance event, our events are all about leaving no team member behind, racing ahead to achieve your own personal best does not align with the values of the Spirit of Kokoda.
ATTENDING EACH CHECKPOINT
You are tracked at every checkpoint to ensure you do not go missing or attempt to take any “shortcuts”. To successfully finish our event, you must go through every checkpoint with your team. You cannot leave the event and resume it at a later time. Any team found taking short cuts will be disqualified.
The minimum fundraising amount must be met by the cutoff date, or your team will not be able to participate in The Kokoda Challenge. The reason our events exist is to raise funds for our Kokoda youth programs, our charity receives no government funding and we would not be able to operate without the donations raised from this event.
WAIVER FORMS AND PERSONAL DETAILS
Every team member must complete their online registration and waiver to be able to compete in The Kokoda Challenge.