Brookfield Holds the 2017 Kokoda Challenge Brisbane

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The Kokoda Challenge Brisbane will be held at the Brookfield Showgrounds on the 3rd and 4th of June 2017. The event will start at 7:00 a.m. and there will be three course options available.

Two of the course options are 30km and 15km. Also, for the first time, a 48km course will be open for adults and school teams due to popular demand. There will be one checkpoint for the 15km course, three checkpoints for 30km, and six checkpoints with one support crew checkpoint for the 48km course.


The Foundation

The Kokoda Youth Foundation is a charity by Doug Henderson OAM, a Vietnam veteran. It was established in 2004 inspired by the battle of the Kokoda Track and the Pacific Campaign. Their main initiative is the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP), a 14-month program that includes 6 months of community service, physical training and mentoring, participation in two Kokoda Challenge events, and much more.

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Their event series are held to fund participants for their youth programs.


Before You Run…

Participants of the upcoming Kokoda Challenge Brisbane event must be in teams consisting of 3 to 4 people. Each team must be able to raise funds according to the number of persons in the team and their choice of course. Each team member also needs to pay a registration fee. Each team will need to form their own support crew. To find out more about the rates and the minimum fundraising per team, click here.

The Kokoda Challenge events encourage kids and adults to engage with the community through fundraising events.

The 48km and 30km courses require kids to be at least 13 years old to join, while 10-year-olds can join the 15km event. Participants under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult.