Thank you for registering your school to take part in the ‘March On with Soldier On – School Challenge’.
All that’s left to do is set up your school’s fundraising page and start recruiting 96 of your students to complete the walk on a day in March!
Once you’ve registered, we’ll send you helpful information about how to fundraise and recruit in preparation for the event.
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 honour their memory and directly help our modern day defenders by taking part in the ‘March On with Soldier On – School Challenge’.