Congratulations to the Kokoda Challenge finishers

The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia’s toughest endurance event.  It is a gruelling, cross country, 4-person team event held over 96km, with a time limit for completion of 39 hours.

On the 20 July, Charlotte McAneney, Maxime Henn and Anita Alexus completed the gruelling challenge with the Kokoda Youth Foundation.  The team (of 14 ‘Kokoda Kids’ and leaders) finished in 34 hours and 45 minutes. A fantastic physical and mental challenge.

2014 Kokoda finishers

The girls now continue training with packs in preparation for their Papua New Guinea Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP) experience in the September Holidays.

The fundamental philosophy of the program is the Spirit of Kokoda: COURAGE, ENDURANCE, MATESHIP and SACRIFICE

KCYP differs from most programs because it’s a long-term, 14 month commitment that includes six months of physical training and eight months of community service.  This extended time frame allows for opportunities to learn, make choices, fail and flourish. Strict attendance and disciplinary standards, physical conditioning and social service leads to discovery and fulfilment.


Miss Alita Blackmur
Sport & Year 10 Cooordinator