The 96KM Challenge

Why 96km?

The Kokoda Track marks the course of one of the most important battles for Australians in the Second World War. The men who defended this rugged 96km track were the only line of defence protecting Australia from imminent invasion.

Now you can take your own virtual 96km challenge this March to help our brave veterans.

Join us as we March On to support and raise funds for Soldier On's life-changing mental health services and programs so that our returned ADF members and their families can march on.

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How it Works

Step 1:


Enlist yourself (for free) and walk or run 96km throughout March to conquer the length of the Kokoda Track and walk in the footsteps of our heroes.

Step 2:


Share your page and raise funds to support mental health programs to prevent veteran suicide and help our brave heroes March On.

Step 3:


Lace up, track your kilometres to reach your goal and March On to honour the courage and sacrifice of our brave veterans.

You can walk or run
anywhere and any time...

You can do it solo, with family, friends or even colleagues!

Just be sure to complete 96kms between March 1 and March 31.

Every dollar that you raise as you March On will go towards supporting lifesaving mental health services so that our returned ADF members and their families can march on and thrive in our communities.

So... Lace up your boots, sign up and March On with Soldier On.

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Challenge Yourself

Want an even bigger challenge for 2023? Take on the new 192km Challenge to complete Kokoda and back!

Complete Kokoda - 96km Challenge

Take the 96km Challenge

Complete Kokoda & Back - 192km Challenge

Take the 192km Challenge