A Test Of Endurance: Kokoda Challenge In Brisbane 2018 Kicks Off At The Brookfield Showgrounds

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Challenge yourself and bring your loved ones with you as you take this year’s Kokoda Challenge in Brisbane.

On 2 June, starting at 12:00 a.m., the event will kick off at the Brookfield Showgrounds and will end the next day, 3 June at exactly 11:59 p.m.

If you think you have what it takes or if you want to honour the Kokoda Spirit, choose from 48km, 30km, and 15km events and go experience the city’s toughest terrains whilst you put your endurance to the test.

The 48km event will kick off at 7:00 a.m. with a 24-hour limit, whilst the 30km and 15km events will start at 8:00 a.m. with a nine-hour limit.

Starting at the Brookfield Showgrounds, participants will make their way to the McAfee’s Lookout before they go back to the showgrounds. They will return via D’Aguilar National Park.

The minimum age to join the 48km and 30km events is 13 years old or those who will be turning 13 this year whilst the minimum age requirement for the 15km event is 10 years old. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Gather up your team of 2,3, or 4 and make sure you have a Support Crew ready. Your crew will be there for you at one out of six checkpoints on the 48km course.

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The Kokoda Challenge is established in 2004 by the Kokoda Youth Foundation, a charity founded by a Vietnam war veteran Doug Henderson OAM.

The event is created to fund participants for the youth programs. The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) is a 14-month program that is dedicated to teach young people make choices, fail, and flourish.