Mark Short

My Kokoda Track Journey



Goal to Kokoda


I’ve conquered Kokoda!

So far, I have helped Soldier On fund:


peer support




sessions support the mental health of our brave veterans to help them march on.

Support My Challenge to Save Lives.

This March, I am conquering 96km to support Soldier On's life-saving mental health services to help our brave veterans and their families.

Why 96km? Because I'm taking on the length of the Kokoda Track to honour the courage and sacrifice of our veterans, both past and present.

Please support my challenge to prevent veteran suicide and help save lives.

Together, we can help our heroes march on.

Thanks so much for your support.

My Achievements

My Updates

Mid March

Saturday 19th Mar
After reaching 96km carrying 16kgs, it’s time to reset the goal and go double or nothing - 192kms carrying 16kgs by 31 March 2022!

It’s been great getting involved in this initiative. Plenty kms covered in the early mornings and late evenings so far this month. Time spent reflecting on my own experiences in the military, mates both ex and currently serving and especially about those that we have lost.

To all our Veterans, past and present… Soldier On!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Eli Chakty

Well done Mark. Go hard! From the National Painting Group team


Yane Stojanoski

Great cause, well done Mark


X-clusive Group

A very worthy cause. Well done, Mark!


Tony Petesic

go hard brother


Peter Saba




Ute And Tim Short

Awesome effort Mark! So proud of you.


Donna White

Soldier on Mark! Where would we be without them!


Andrew Micos

Good on ya pal, nice to see the journey and support for the needy.


Germax Interiors


Deepak Serchan

Great cause. Go hard brother!


Steven Domney

Glad you’re drawing attention to those who are too often ignored and forgotten. Proud of you Mark


Turner Bros Furnishings Pty Ltd


Tony Harford

go hard mad dog....


Gemma Short

Stomp on. Proud of you!


Mat Domney

Nicely done mark


Dieter & Judy Weinand

Well done Mark - very proud of you and your commitment! Dein Onkel


Seven215 Pty Ltd

‘Country Road, take me home’ :)


Michael Moses

Good work Shorty


Ray & Chris Davis

Go for it mate, so proud to know you.


Anne Handel

Go Mark


Ebrands - Mark Aitken

Good one mate.


Matthew Keast

Love your work always


John Batty - Edp

Great effort Mark and a great cause. Keep up the march.


Josh Whittaker

Go Shorty!


Mark Short



Awesome! Proud of you taking on this physical challenge. So important to create awareness of the mental health and physical challenges experienced by veterans and their families. And for being a great role model for your little man!


Dave Grindley


Jenny Kiss

Well done Mark, great achievement!!


Fergus Stuart

I gotta give that vest a go, we’ll done mate


Dav & Carms De Bruyn

Amazing cause Mark!


Kirsten Hasler

What an incredible cause, Mark! Good luck!


Cm Group


Jacob Davidson

Big effort for admirable cause!




Russell & Kiri

Outstanding work Mark


Spike W

Well done for supporting a great cause!


Katie Dresner



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