The Kokoda Challenge, 2014

Spantech is entering and sponsoring a team in the 2014 Kokoda Challenge. The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia's toughest endurance event. It is a gruelling cross country 4-person team event held over 96km with a time limit for completion of 39 hours.

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Spantech is entering and sponsoring a team in the 2014 Kokoda Challenge.

The Kokoda Challenge on the Gold Coast is hailed as Australia’s toughest endurance event.  It is a gruelling cross country 4-person team event held over 96km with a time limit for completion of 39 hours.  The reason behind this distance and time – 96km is the length of the actual Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea and the 39 hour time limit is in honour of the 39th Militia, the first Australian Troops to set foot on the Kokoda Track.

The event is staged by the Kokoda Challenge Association, Spantech’s charity of choice. Their goal is to raise awareness of the Kokoda Campaign of 1942 and use the Spirit of Kokoda to help young Australian’s reach their full potential through The Kokoda Challenge Youth Program (KCYP). The program has directly helped 326 young people since its inception.

Celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event in 2014

This will be the third year that Spantech has sponsored and entered a team. To date Spantech and its valued contractors and suppliers have raised over Thirty Thousand Dollars for the Challenge.

The 2014 team includes Dick Lucas, Spantech CEO, Rick Lucas (Spantech’s Construction Manager), Peter Connolly (Benard Connolly and Partners, Spantech’s Consulting Engineers) and Jordie Blanch (daughter of Donna, Spantech’s Accounts Officer). All have completed the course before, so the challenge this year is to beat their personal time and to prepare themselves for the real thing, the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea.

Donations

Spantech has kicked off the fundraising with a generous donation of $2,000. If you would like to support the team with a financial donation contact Spantech.

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