March On with Soldier On

Lace up your boots and get ready to walk with Soldier On in the footsteps of past heroes and help our modern-day heroes

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2021 Pinnacle Challenge cancelled due to COVID-19



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Our diggers’ bravery and the hardships they faced on Kokoda are the story of legend and now you can honour their memory and directly help our modern day defenders by taking part in the March On with Soldier On challenge.

Here’s how:

Step 1:


Choose which challenge you want to take part in and sign up

Step 2:


This is the distance of the Kokoda Track

Step 3:


Be one of the first to reach fundraising milestones to earn yourself some free March On gear

Check out and choose one of the three challenges below:

Choose your own challenge

Choose your course, set your fundraising target and get walking. Complete 96kms at your own pace in the month of March while paying tribute to those who defended our nation. 

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Mountain Challenge

This is your chance to get a closer sense of the camaraderie, hardship and challenge that is the Kokoda Trail.

Join likeminded supporters on a journey on home soil, the very nation our heroes have fought so hard to protect. 

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Pinnacle Challenge

Experience the real deal on a professionally guided trek of Kokoda with world renowned expert, Charlie Lynn’s Adventure Kokoda – a once in a lifetime opportunity to walk eight to ten days in the footsteps of legends. 

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Why Kokoda?

The Kokoda Track marks the course of one of the most important battles for Australians in the Second World War. It is one of the most striking places of Australian wartime history that can be visited. The men who defended this rugged 96km track were the only line of defence protecting Australia from imminent invasion.

Now you can pay tribute to our heroes, past and present.

We need your help so Soldier On provide vital support services to enable our veterans and their families to thrive.
So, get ready to March On with Soldier On and walk in the footsteps of heroes. Your support will truly make a difference.

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About Soldier On

Soldier On is a national not-for-profit organisation and has been supporting the veteran community since 2012. Founded by John Bale, Cavin Wilson and Danielle Clout following the death of John’s close friend, Lieutenant Michael Fussell from an IED blast in Afghanistan, Soldier On was established to support those returned personnel that had been physically or psychologically impacted by their service. Through the delivery of holistic services, we currently support more than 3000 veterans and their family members.

Our services aim to HELP individuals build resilience, create and expand meaningful connections
with family, community and employers through:

Health and Wellbeing services

Employment programs

Learning opportunities

Participation activities

Soldier On programs are centred around the needs of the Australian veteran community.
These programs are made possible through the generous support of the Australian community and our partners.

COVID-19 announcement

Due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no way of knowing how travel to PNG and your participation in the Kokoda trek may be impacted at the time of the scheduled trek date. For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the March On Pinnacle Challenge for 2021. You have the option to join the March On with Soldier On - Mountain Challenge (Ten Aussie Summits) if state border restrictions are not enforced at the time. However, we will keep you closely informed of any updates on COVID-19 and any implications this may place on the varying challenges.