Bribie Island Bowls Club is looking for volunteers to lace up their walking shoes to support past and present Australian defence personnel as part of their 2021 Kokoda Challenge Charity Walk.
Bowls Club Community Coordinator Kerry Muller said the aim of the Kokoda Challenge was to raise money for Wounded Heroes, an organisation that supports Australian servicemen and women with the financial, emotional and personal hardships that are often a part of military life.
“The Kokoda Challenge is a personal walk covering the equivalent distance of the Kokoda Track,” Mr Muller said. “Depending on your level of fitness, we’re recommending participants could cover that distance in 24 days, which would be an average of 4km a day.
“Participants can choose to cover the 96km anywhere that suits them, or they can join the set walking track along the Pumicestone Passage waterfront walkway opposite the Club. You can record your daily distance at the Club’s Kokoda Challenge checkpoint which will be manned daily from 6.30am to 9am.
“This is an exciting event to be involved with and the initial response to the challenge has been great. People have shown an interest to walk the distance from places near and far for such a worthwhile cause. Wounded Heroes is a fantastic organisation that does whatever it takes to provide support services for defence personnel, and we are proud to be able to help them continue this work.”
The Bribie Island Bowls Club’s Kokoda Challenge will run from April 1- 24 and entry is via a $25 donation to Wounded Heroes. Participants will also receive a specially designed supporter’s shirt to wear while they walk. To register, just fill in the form below or visit the Club.