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What our Athletes are up to!

By July 17, 2017 No Comments
We are continuously blown away by some of the incredible achievements of the Raw Athletes! The psychical challenges they choose to take on are second to none.
More than just a workout, Raw is a way of life – a complete implementation of an active lifestyle, in and out of the gym – and this is being proven again and again by every participant.
Two of Raw’s original Athletes, Ang and Suz (along with a few friends!) are taking on one of their biggest challenges yet – the Kokoda Challenge.
What is it?

The Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast is hailed as Australia’s toughest team endurance event. It is a gruelling cross country team hike over 96km with a time limited for completion of 39 hours. These numbers hold special significance in Kokoda history; 96km is the exact length of the Kokoda Track in PNG and the time limit of 39 hours stands in honour of the 39th Militia, who were the first Australian force to engage with the Japanese in PNG in World War II. Each team of four participants (with the help of their Support Crew) trek the 96km course along fire trails, crossing 12 creeks and climbing summits of 5,000m of vertical elevation. The goal is to finish as a complete team of four in honour of the spirit forged on the Kokoda Track in 1942: courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice.

What are they Raising Money for?

The Kokoda Youth Foundation receives 100% of funds raised to run youth programs in Qld and Vic. These programs aim to give direction and guidance to young teens through tests of physical endurance, behaviour based learning and instilling the values of the Kokoda Campaign of WWII.

The program participants are given the opportunity to earn their place in a trip to Papua New Guinea to either walk the Kokoda Track or visit the local villages to further instill the messages shown by our Australian diggers on the Track: Courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice.
Each donation will be making a real difference in the lives of these teens, and in turn, the local community. All participants are undertaking this monumental physical challenge to change the lives of Aussie teens!

How can you help? 

If you would like to donate towards the ‘Powerful Owls’ (yep, that’s their team name!) and this incredible cause, you can do so via this link:

https://kokodachallenge.com/team-profile/the-powerful-owls-10894

You go girls! We are behind you 100%!