Kokoda Challenge comes to the Hinterland

AUSTRALIA’S toughest team endurance event, The Kokoda Challenge, is calling on locals to participate in the very first Sunshine Coast Kokoda Challenge at Kenilworth, encouraging hikers to walk in the footsteps of Australian Diggers during World War II.

Held on the weekend before ANZAC Day, April 23 and 24, the event will commence with a commemorative service to honour Kokoda veterans along with other men and women in service.

There are 18km, 30km and 48km courses, with registered teams raising much-needed funds for Australian youth programs run by the Kokoda Youth Foundation.

Starting and finishing in Kenilworth, the 48km trail includes over 2,000 metres in elevation, which competitors will have 20 hours to complete.

Hikers will battle relentless hills and walk through the pitch-black night all to support the Kokoda Youth Foundation on their mission to change the lives of kids in our community.

Team registrations on Friday, January 14, and school team registrations open on Wednesday, February 2 at 7am.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re an avid hiker, new in your fitness journey, or someone who just enjoys the occasional walk-the event is open to all levels of experience and we encourage you to register, donate and join us for an unforgettable 20 hours.”

Kokoda Challenge Sunshine Coast
Event: Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24
Distances: 18km, 30km and 48km
Cost: Team registration fees start from $250
Start time: From 7am
Location: Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Hinterland

For more information and to register your team in the Kokoda Challenge, visit www.kokodachallenge.com