DETAILS

SCHOOL REGISTRATION DATE 

Feburary 17th, 7am AEST 
Brisbane and Gold Coast only

DISTANCE

15km | 17km | 30km | 48km | 96km

LOCATION

Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne

WHY?

Raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation

Looking to Register Your School? 

The involvement of school teams is a highlight of the Kokoda Challenge. We are excited to announce that this year, alike previous, will include the involvement of many local and regional schools.

The Kokoda Challenge encourages school kids to form strong friendships with their peers. Kids are challenged with mid-week and weekend training schedules that help them get in touch with nature whilst maintaining a healthy school routine.

COURAGE

ENDURANCE

MATESHIP

SACRIFICE

These values are at the core of everything we do. For students to witness and experience these values, rich in action, will teach them more than you can imagine.

Kokoda Challenge Events structure the preparation for the event as a program that is aligned with the Australian Curriculum. It is suggested for schools that are new to the events to start at a realistic distance that is achievable and relative to the training that has been put in.

NOTICEBOARD

GOLD COAST SCHOOLS: SOLD OUT!

BRISBANE SCHOOLS: SOLD OUT! 
Email info@kokodachallenge.com to be added to the waitlist

The ULIMATE school title: The Bruce Steel Kingsbury VC Fundraising Cup

We are excited to announce that this year we have introduced the Kokoda Challenge Fundraising cup! This cup is awarded to the school team that fundraises the most across all events and locations. Named after the brave Australian soldier, Bruce Steel Kingsbury, this cup is the ULTIMATE title representing the efforts not just of a team, but of an entire community. 

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MORE INFORMATION

Minimum fundraising is due 3 weeks PRIOR to your event

Need some funrdiraisng inspiration? Check out our fundraising page!

KOKODA FUNDRAISING

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 

Registrations will close three weeks prior to the event until sold out.

Please ensure you get in quick as we will have limited capacity due to COVID and the demand is very high this year!

Fundraising Payment Due- three weeks before event

HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS? 

Check out our Schools FAQ page! 



FAQ SCHOOLS

Gain Access to the Kokoda Challenge School Handbook!

Please complete the following form to the best of your ability to gain access to the Kokoda Challenge School handbook

The Bruce Steel Kingsbury VC Fundraising Cup!

 Named after Kokoda Veteran Bruce Steel Kingsbury of the 2/14th Battalion who was awarded the Victoria Cross which is the Commonwealth’s highest decoration for bravery.

This cup along with medallions, certificates and a merchandise kit, will be awarded to the team that raises the largest fundraising amount across all events. This is the ULTIMATE title as it reflects the hard work and effort put in by kids, schools and their local communities.  

Other prizes awarded to high fundraising teams include:

-Any team that raises over $1000 will be awarded an achievement certificate and a Kokoda Challenge cap

-The team the raises the most in each event will be awarded an achievement certificate as well as a Kokoda Challenge merchandise kit including a hoodie, cap and water bottle! 

The fundraising component of the Kokoda Challenge is often forgotten during the training process. By reminding kids of the Kokoda Spirit and value of giving back to the community, we hope to raise awareness of the Kokoda Youth Foundations purpose; to change the lives of Aussie youth.

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GOLD COAST SCHOOL EVENT INFORMATION

STAN BISSET 96KM SCHOOL CUP

EVENT DATE

17 - 18th of July 2021

Distance

96km 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 15 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

4 Support Crew Checkpoints

START

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

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

11.00AM Numinbah Hall

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

EVENT DATE

17th of July 2021

EVENT DISTANCE

17km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

1 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$200

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$100

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew

START

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.

bRISBANE SCHOOL EVENT INFORMATION

BERT KIENZLE 48KM SCHOOL CUP-
EVENT IS FULL

In honour and memory of Bert Kienzle CBE

EVENT DATE

5 - 6th of June 2021

Distance

48km in 20 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

5 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$300

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$350

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 13 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

1 Support Crew Checkpoint

START

7.00AM* Brookfield Reserve

FINISH

Brookfield Reserve

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

CLARRIE MEREDITH 30KM SCHOOL CUP

In honour and memory of Clarrie Meredith, 53rd Battalion.

EVENT DATE

5 - 6th of June 2021

Distance

30km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

3 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$250

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$130

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 10 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew

START

7.00AM* Brookfield Reserve

FINISH

Brookfield Reserve

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

GEORGE PALMER 15KM SCHOOL CUP

In honour and memory of George Palmer, 39th Battalion.

EVENT DATE

5th of June 2021

EVENT DISTANCE

15km in 9 hours

TEAM NUMBERS

5 People - 4 Students, 1 Teacher

CHECKPOINTS

1 Checkpoints

REGISTRATION FEE PER TEAM

$200

FUNDRAISING MINIMUM

$100

MIN AGE REQUIREMENT

Turn 9 during year of event

SUPPORT CREW

No support crew

START

7.00AM* Brookfield Reserve

FINISH

Brookfield Reserve

Due to popular demand there are limited school teams available for our Brisbane 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

INDIVIDUALS

TEAMS

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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