The Kokoda Challenge is often referred to as the toughest team endurance event in Australia: 96km of winding tracks through the Gold Coast hinterland, 5km of vertical elevation to climb (and descend!) and 13 checkpoints to get through.
Yes that's right - we are slightly crazy but have decided that together we are going to conquer this challenge for "fun" and to tick it off the bucket list.
We have been told that we will lose our dignity and maybe our sanity - but who needs that anyway (and some may say that was lost years ago!)
So what do we need from you - please help us reach our fundraising goal to allow us to start this event and then we can get on with the hard part - walking the 96km's.
Of course it is for a great cause - not just to see if we can survive - but to help raise funds for the Kokoda Youth Foundation. A fund that has been developed for some aussie teens to be able to take part in an experimental learning program which will change their lives!
The Kokoda Challenge is the pet event held by the Kokoda Youth Foundation who support young Australians and provide opportunities to learn skills and qualities that matter in life. All funds raised go directly to this Foundation.
For more information go to: https://www.kokodachallengeevents.com/
Support us by donating to Sole Mates today, with all fundraising to be submitted by 30th June 2018.
We have started our training and each Saturday we will be out clocking up some kilometres in preparation for the big weekend. Our support crew is locked and loaded ad we thank you in advance for your support for this amazing cause.
More about the event:
COURAGE. ENDURANCE. MATESHIP. SACRIFICE.
The foundations of our events and the core of who we are. Our events are not for the faint hearted - it's all about supporting each other through to the end, pushing yourself beyond your limits and achieving something you thought could never be possible.
The roots of our events lay in the Kokoda Campaign of World War II, and the bravery and sacrifice our Australian Diggers displayed to hold off the Japanese invasion in Papua New Guinea. The part our heroes played almost certainly protected Australia from direct invasion.
Our main event, The Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast, supported by Condev Construction, is hailed as the toughest team endurance event in Australia. Teams of four tackle 96km (the distance of the Kokoda Track) through the Gold Coast hinterland within a time limit of 39 hours (in honour of the 39th Militia, who were the first Australian response unit at Kokoda).
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