The Kokoda Track marks the course of one of the most important battles for Australians in the Second World War. Between 21 July and 16 November 1942, the Australian Army halted the furthermost southward advance by Japanese forces in Papua New Guinea and then pushed the enemy back across the mountains. It is one of the most striking places of Australian wartime history that can be visited.
The men who defended this rugged 96km track were the only line of defence protecting Australia from imminent invasion. Their bravery and the hardships they faced are now the stuff of legend and now you can honor their memory and directly help our modern day defenders by taking part in the ‘March On with Soldier On – Hill Challenge’.
Simply register to walk 96km’s – the length of Kokoda - throughout the month of March and start fundraising for Soldier On.
You can walk anywhere, any time for as long or short as you wish. Just be sure to complete 96kms between March 1 and March 31. Once you register, you can download a free app to log your progress.
In the lead up to the challenge, we’ll coach you with tips and hints to get the most out of your walking and fundraising.