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The Kokoda Challenge is located in Papua New Guinea across the infamous Kokoda Trail. The race starts at Owers Corner and finishes in Kokoda and covers a distance of 96 kilometres.
The current race record holder in both directions is Brendan Buka, with a best time of 16:34.05 in 2008 from Owers Corner to Kokoda.
The race is limited to 70 competitors with 20 places being reserved for international competitors.
For further information please contact us.
Australian Office - Gold Coast
Phone Office : (07) 32010017
Mobile Phone : 0415 499 495
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Date: 25 August 2012 - 26 August 2012
The 2012 Kokoda Challenge Race will commence in Kokoda on the 25th August at 7am and will finish at Owers' Corner on the 26th August. Local competitors who reside in the Kokoda district will need to make their way to the Kokoda Hospital. International runners and competitors from outside of Kokoda will be accomodated at 'Orohaven Kokoda Retreat' our base in Kokoda on the night before the race. Trek 860
If you want to win this race, you will have to plan to only stop at checkpoints as Brendan Buka and other serious competitors do not sleep but continue through the night.
For non Papua New Guinea citizen competitors, the cost of this trek is $2650 AUD as it involves several check points which have to be manned; 2 nights accommodation; chartered aircraft both into the track itself and in and out of Kokoda; staff to be flown into the check points; food at checkpoint; trek permits; sat phone communication at all check points; radio communication; village contributions; staff in Kokoda to man the finish line; accommodation at Orohaven Kokoda Retreat. Accommodation for international competitors will be at Sogeri Lodge as its closer to the drop off point of Owers' Corner.
Attention International Competitors: Anyone wishing to enter this race will have to arrive in PNG on the 23rd to overnight in Port Moresby. The next day 24th you will be flown over to the Oro Province and overnight in readiness for the commencement of the race on the 25th.
For Papua New Guinea Citizen national entrants the cost will be $1000 AUD. Why not sponsor your favorite guide or porter.
The following competitors are running in 2012.
If you are running, please email us a picture and profile and we will uppdate this page.
The fastest man to run the Kokoda Track in a record setting pace of (16 hours 34 minutes - Ower's Corner to Kokoda).
Brendan hold's the record for both dirctions.
2011 - 3rd Mark Webber Challenge (TAS)
2011 - 2nd place Bogong to Hotham 65km trail run
2011 - 1st place Maroondah Dam 50km trail run
2011 - 4th place North Face 100km trail run (1st Aussie)
2011 - 1st place Namib Desert Challenge (Namibia) 220km 5 day trail run
2011 - 1st place Gobi March (China) 250km 7 day trail run
Past Racing Achievements
2 x winner of XPD, Australia’s expedition race
3 x winner of Geoquest 48hr Adventure Race
2010 Australian Rogaining Champ (with Rob Preston)
9th place 2011 World Adventure Racing Champs