Posted 17 July 2011 - 05:11 AM
The race will be held on the 27th of August 2011.
The race is limited to 70 competitors with 20 places being reserved for international competitors.
To enter the race click here.
For further information please contact us.
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Phone Office : (07) 55 716 512
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Kokoda Challenge Race Details
Race will commence at 7am on the 27th August at Owers' Corner and will finish at the Kokoda Rotary Memorial Hospital Archway. 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.
For Papua New Guinea Citizen national entrants the cost will be $1000 AUD. Why not sponsor your favorite guide or porter.
To enter the race click here.
Competitors for 2011 :
1. Brendan Buka - Local Entrant - (sponsored by Kokoda Trekking) - record time to beat 16:34:05
2. Tom Hango
3. Wayne Urina
4. Cyprian Aire
5. Jessie Aire
6. Grant Jephcott -International Entrant
7. Daniell Cowley -International Entrant
8. Anna Padarath -International Entrant
9. Matt McLaughlin - International Entrant
10. Christie Kermeen -International Entrant
11. Christiana King
12. Darren Rohan
13. Aimee Pomare
14. Rolando Rivas
1. Ioribaiwa Village
5. Myola Junction/1900
6. Eora Creek
7. Isurava Village
8. Hoi Village
9. Kokoda Memorial Hospital
Results from last Kokoda Challenge
The race started at 7:00 am. The following times are the arrival times at the check points.
Checkpoint 2 - Naoro Village: Brendan Buka - Time - 10:50 AM
Checkpoint 3 - Menari Village : Brendan Buka - Time 12:30 PM
Checkpoint 4 - Efogi Village - the 1/2 way point: Brendan Buka - Time 2:10 PM
Brendan passed through Templeton's Crossing at 6:06 PM
Checkpoint 6 - Eora Creek: Brendan Buka - Time 7:14pm PM
Kokoda - Finish Line - Brendan Buka - Time 23:34 PM
Two aussies, Don Wallace clocked in at 9:50 PM and Michael Le Roux at 9:57 PM at Eora Creek.
Final Race Results 2008
1st - Kokoda Hospital - BRENDAN BUKA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time 16:34:05
2nd - WAYNE URINA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time 18:34:06
3rd - CYPRIAN AIRE (Sponsored by Rohan George) - Time 19:11:40
4th - JESSIE AIRE (Kokoda Trekking KTL) - Time of 19:14:15
5th - KELLY AMOS (SAMSON) (Fuzzy Wuzzy Expeditions- CARDNO - ACIL) - Time 20:21:38
6th - MICHAEL LE ROUX (South African now an Australian) - Time 20:26:03
7th - HORACE YAUGA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) Time 20:35:27
8th - ANDREW YAUGA (Kokoda Trekking KTL) Time 20:38:35
Kokoda Challenge Competitors 2011
The following competitors are running in 2011.
If you are running, please email us a picture and profile and we will uppdate this page.
Age : 25
Location : Kokoda
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.
Age : 40
Location : Hong Kong
Coast to Coast, NZ, 2003
Ironman NZ 2004
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, San Francisco 2005
Los Angeles Triathlon, California 2005
Terra Incognita, 5 day non-stop race, Croatia 2004 + 2007
Keen Adventure Race, 5 day stage race, Melbourne, 2008
XPD Australia, 10 day non-stop race, Cairns, 2010
Wulong Mountain Quest, 4 day stage race, China 2010
Sabah Adventure Challenge, 3 day stage race, Malaysian Borneo 2006 + 2008
Oxfam Trailwalker, 100km trail race, Hong Kong 2005
The North Face Moganshan race, China 2006
The 4 Peaks Race, 36 hour sailing and running race, Hong Kong 2005, 2006, 2010
North Face River Kwai Trophy race, Thailand 2009 + 2010
Action Asia Adventure races 2005-2010: Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan
Lake to Lighthouse Challenge, 2 day stage race, NZ 2008
Dubai Triathlon, the Middle East 2009
Green Power, 50km trail run, Hong Kong 2010
Competitor in Ironman NZ 2011 (to be held in March 2011)