On 20 July, 20 students, 5 teachers and 6 members of the Support Crew embarked on the Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge. Teams competed in the 48km course, hiking through the night in hilly, rough terrain.

2019 saw CCC’s best performance to date, with 18 of 20 students completing the challenging course. On top of this, the time taken by teams to complete the course improved remarkably. Mr Bunn’s Team finished in just 10 hours and 40 mins, 3 hours faster than any of our teams in the previous two years.

Overall, the teams demonstrated grit and determination and wonderful teamwork to achieve their goal. It is important to note that the event itself is only a part of the challenge. Students must train for 6 months, as well raise money for the Kokoda Foundation, so the Kokoda Challenge is a long-term commitment for our students.

We are extremely proud of all the teams and look forward to our 2020 campaign. Special thanks must go to our Support Crew and sponsors who made the event possible.