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Spyder Displays is┬átaking part in the 2009 Kokoda Challenge – a cross country team event signifying the experience of Australian troops on the Kokoda track during World War II.

The Kokoda Challenge is a cross-country bushwalking team event where teams of 4 people trek a 96km course through the Gold Coast Hinterland within a 39 hour time limit.

 

The event was designed to reflect the key elements of the Spirit of Kokoda with 96km representing the actual distance of the Kokoda Track and the 39 hours symbolizing the 39th Militia who were the first of our Australian troops to arrive at Kokoda on 15th July 1942.

 

The Kokoda Challenge is Australia’s ultimate team event, combining endurance and mateship, as teams of four trek a rugged 96kms of terrain in 39hours.

 

And it’s not just physically demanding – it is also a fundraising challenge. Teams commit to raising at least $1100 to help fund the cost of the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program, an early intervention program for young people from all walks of life which encourages them to learn the skills and values of discipline, tolerance, respect and self worth. Participants in the Youth Program culminate their 20 week training schedule by walking the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.

 

Team Spyder is aiming to raise $1000 and we are seeking your assistance by making a fully tax deductible donation to our team through the Kokoda Challenge Online donation facility.

If you would like to find out more or sponsor ‘Team Spyder’ (team 125) please visit www.kokodachallenge.com/online donation