Join the JDRF Kokoda Challenge 2020 for an epic challenge trekking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea over Anzac Day.
The Kokoda Track was the scene of bitter fighting when the Australian Army fought to defend Port Moresby from advancing Japanese forces in 1942. Today, walking that same track has become an iconic pilgrimage for those wanting to honour the ANZAC spirit. The JDRF Kokoda Challenge will take place over ANZAC Day 2020 as a special commemoration of the historic events.
Regarded as one of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the south and north coast of Papua New Guinea across 96 kilometres of rocky mountain terrain, tropical rainforest and remote villages.
On this adventure, you’ll lace up your boots to trek alongside JDRF supporters raising funds for new life-changing treatments for the 120,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes. By day, you’ll trek Papua New Guinea’s tropical rainforest, unforgiving in terrain but inspiring in beauty. As nightfall descends, you will stay in isolated camps, swapping stories with local Koiari and Orokaiva people and fall asleep to the nocturnal sounds of the jungle. Though the Track is challenging, you’ll be rewarded with an unmatched sense of accomplishment and the knowledge that YOU have made a huge difference to JDRF and the families waiting on new treatment outcomes and, ultimately, a cure for type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) can affect anyone at any age or stage. There is no way of preventing it, and currently no cure. Living with T1D involves the need to inject insulin multiple times a day or receive insulin via a pump worn on the body. People with T1D need to check their blood glucose levels several times a day by painful finger pricks to avoid dangerous high or low blood glucose episodes.
Innovative research can change this reality for the 120,000 Australians living with T1D.
You can help by joining the One Trek Kokoda Challenge and raising funds to push forward the best and brightest research ideas. Each $1,000 could fund a month of testing and glucose monitoring equipment for one person enrolled in a clinical trial. Clinical trials are the final step in getting new treatments and therapies for T1D to the people who need them.
22 April - 2 May 2020
11 Day Trip
8 Day Challenge
Twin-share in star hotels and comfortable campsites
Registration fee: $770 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $3,995
Fundraising Target: $3,500
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