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Old 18-05-2005, 06:03 PM
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Kokoda Challenge – Coming soon

A RACE similar to Rusty’s Super Kokoda 24-hour race will be held in Australia in July this year. The event is named Kokoda Challenge and will take place at Gold Coast Hinterland from July 16th to the 17th.

The challenge will last for 39 hours along the 96km track – almost the same length as the WWII Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea.

The purpose of the event is to raise funds to bring about public awareness to the younger generation of Australia to be proud of their countrymen’s achievement during the war, the significance of Kokoda, New Guinea and the Pacific Campaigns.

The funds raised will also provide opportunity to send young Australians to experience the real Kokoda Track through the Kokoda Youth Leadership Programme.
Organizers of the event said: “The program is structured so that our youth can experience the real spirit and soul of our amazing country and her forefathers.”

The challenge will feature teams of four with up to 100 teams expected to take part.

If you are one of those taking part in this challenge, perhaps you should keep an eye out for the real Kokoda Challenge coming up in August. This time it is real. Rusty’s Super Kokoda 24-hour race will be held from 27 – 28 August with a prize money of K5,000 for the man or woman to break the current record.

A total of five including an Australian have submitted their names to beat a record time of 24 hours currently held by Brian Freeman of Australia. Brian broke a Papua New Guinean record last year to be the fastest man to date.

The five contestants include Larry Lawson from Australia and previous record holder Osborne Bogijiwai from Kokoda, Joe Uwea, Kig and Barry Koroi from Sogeri.

Click here to find out more about Rusty's Super Kokoda 24-hour Race

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