Kokoda Walkers and Participants

Kokoda 96km 24hr Memorial Walk - Lara RSL

Event Introduction

On Saturday 21st, and Sunday 22nd of October, the Lara RSL will host a 24-hour, 96km walk around Lara, Little River and North Geelong. 96km replicates the length of the Kokoda Track. This will form part of our Veterans Health Week events raising vital funds for Soldier On.
Our brave servicemen and women have selflessly served our country, often sacrificing their physical and mental well-being to ensure our freedom and security. We believe that it is our duty as a grateful nation to provide them with the support and care they need to heal and reintegrate into society, and by contributing to this event, we are providing vital funds to support these initiatives.

Thank you to our Sponsors

$3.08k

Lara Rsl

$3.08k

Matched Giving

$2k

Rotary Club Of Lara District

$1.5k

Lara Tyre And Battery Service

$1.5k

Lara Smile Group

$1.2k

Russell Lowe

$1.2k

Impact Fertilisers

$1.02k

Lara Sporting Club

The Lara Sporting Club proudly supports both this fantastic initiative and the Lara RSL Sub-branch

$1.02k

Geelong Greyhounds

Good luck to all participants and keep up the great work for our veterans

$1,000

Josies Transport

$1,000

L. Bisinella Developments Pty. Ltd.

$1,000

Parliament Of Victoria

$1,000

Geelong District Fidelity Club Inc

$1,000

Community Bank Lara District

A wonderful initiative - the Board and Staff at Community Bank Lara District are very honoured to be sponsoring this wonderful cause

$1,000

John Ockwell

$510

Phil Proctor

Good luck to all involved.

$500

Anonymous

$500

You Yangs Mountain Bike Club

$500

Lara Pet Hospital And Veterinary Centre

$500

Lara Lions Club

Lara Lions Club members are proud to support such a worthy fundraiser

$500

Melton Rsl

$465

Adv Cape Pillar

From the crew Great work to all !

$400

John Ockwell

$325

Air Radiators

$301

Dad And Louise

Proud of you. Love dad and Louise.

$270

Rachel Sloane

I got a packet of bandaids for you Sutto when you finish. Go well…proud of you!

$264

Cliff Marshall

Persons who donate their time to help good causes should be commended for their effort.

$264

Rachel Sloane

Great Men do Great Things….enjoy the blisters!

$250

Phil Brown

$211

Ella George

$201

Suzi Leung

What an undertaking… I remember when you were planning this back in 2020! Good luck Dave, can’t wait to hear all about it afterwards!

$201

Mallory And Dylan Bubb

Good luck team! Well done

$201

Mitch Armstrong

$200

Lara Lodge

$165

Jenn

$161

Matilda, Charlotte & Hudson

Proud of you Daddy xx

$125

Dog Walking With Bj

Great effort

$125

Dog Walking With Bj

Awesome walking BJ!!

$120

Gayle And Greg Buckley

Good luck Bridget and Cazz

$106

Louise Goodwin/lara Tyre And Battery

Good luck all

$106

Matt & Lauren Dowd

Go well mate. Sorry I couldn’t be there with you.

$106

Deb And Alan

Good on you Tony.

$106

Rabbas Family

Enjoy the walk.

$106

Paul Thomas

Good luck mate. Might have to meet at the finish line.

$106

Melanie Alford

Good work guys!! Awesome effort πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

$106

Anonymous

Great work . Good luck to all walkers in this weekends Lara Kokoda walk.

$105

Tim George

$105

Tamika Albon

$105

Wendy N Laurie Armstrong

Walk Dylan walk

$104

Pranay Desai

$101

Nahanni Sutton

Amazing bro! So proud of you!

$100

Kevin Hall

$100

Mark Licastro

Brother, although you never asked for one, consider this your wedding present from me to you. Much admiration to you for a great cause. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘Š

$100

John And Suzie Mawson

Wish I was going with you!

$100

Riordan Grains

$100

Mark Muscat

$100

Anonymous

$100

Kate Parsons

Amazing stuff Ian! What a champ! The Parsons fam are cheering for you xx

$100

George Malesza

Keep up the great work πŸ‘

$100

Leeallan Urbanski

$79

Andrew Firn

$79

Xpressolounge Cafe

All the best mark from team xpressoo

$79

Emma Anson

Amazing work, go Mick!

$79

Lynn Panagopoulos

Good luck. Stay safe.

$79

Anonymous

$79

Marc Bullows

Good Luck

$79

Tania Drever

Have fun. Take care. See you on the other side...

$79

Anonymous

$79

Peter Hall

Good work mate hope it all goes well, cheers

$79

Katherine

Go go go!!!

$79

Phoebe Merritt

$78

Mitch Sutton

$76

Cams Cords

$76

Anonymous

Amazing work Sutto

$60

Narelle Downes

Great stuff Mark!

$54

Judy And Bruce Bubb

Go Dylan Go!

$54

The Lettieri’s

Great effort Uncle Dylan xxo

$54

Gary & Liz Polglaze

Wishing you a great walk Ian. Go team Ballantyne!

$54

Elie Mansour

Good work my friend

$53

Darlene Swan

Well done all!

$53

Doris Harvey

Great effort, well done!

$53

Denise & Rob O'neil

So proud of you mate

$53

Dennis

$53

Sammy

Proud of ya brother πŸ’ͺ

$53

Sammy Connolly

Proud of ya bro πŸ’ͺ

$53

Debbie Monea

Great job Jock

$53

Anne Storvik

$53

Trudy Slatter

$53

Kevin P

Amazing initiative Dave! Best of luck with the Trail!

$53

Kerry George

Thanks for giving to this special community the important support.

$53

Elva Glencross

Go Bro

$53

Andrew James Kidd

$53

Patricia White

Keep up the great work Shane

$53

Christeen Cox

$53

Samantha Duff

Rooting you on Dylan! Love always, Trent, Sam, Silas + Cisco xo

$53

Dianne And Barry Greentree

$53

Darrell Brown

Good on you mate

$53

Andrew Jankovic

All the best on your walk mate

$53

Jo Burge

Thankyou to all our veterans! Good job Ian and Team ❀️

$53

Brendan Holland

$53

Sam Ballantyne

Good job dad

$53

Damien Ryan-green

$53

Dave & Sue Murphy

Good luck and don’t fall over at 93ks

$53

Tania Millican

Bro , I am so proud of you . You are absolutely an amazing ambassador in your own way keep up the amazing work and effort you put in love you bro

$53

Helen & Darren Craven

Good luck

$53

Kim Sutton

Well done darlin.

$53

Kim Noble

Good luck

$53

Jas

Onya Micky T. Smash it brother

$53

Jas

Onya Sutto. Smash it brother

$53

Sydney Holien

$53

Madison Taylor

You go big bro!

$53

Chris & Dave Goodall

$53

Doreen Humphryis

Go Dylan Go love Grandma

$53

Maddie

Amazing work! So proud

$53

Lauren Mayer-murphy

$53

Mairead Prendergast

Well done Mick!

$53

Jade, Dean & Vance

Your a champ!

$52

David Jenke

More power to ya'πŸ’ͺ

$52

Kimberlee Bone

Safe Journey.

$52

David Featherston

Walk like the wind Dylan!

$52

Julie Barr

$52

Sara Rodger

$51

Tommy Hamilton

Awesome effort bubbsy! 🀩

$51

Ren & Rhi Mcqueen

Good luck Bubbsy and team!

$51

Kaela Beckley

On ya Mick!!

$51

Bec Jaques

Go Michael πŸŽ‰

$51

Randall And Amanda

$50

Adam & Tim

Proud of your achievements. Hope your tootsies aren’t too sore

$50

Nick Arundell

Katie thank you what an amazing commitment

$50

Colin Brown

$50

Rayles

With Team Ballantyne every step!

$50

Dale O'brien

Best of luck Liam!

$50

Amanda Kuster

You go for it Ian what a great tribute

$50

Kelsey, Mike, Easton & Sadie

Awesome work for an awesome cause Dylan! Well done!

$50

Nathan Dunn

Well done Dylan. You’re an inspiration! 🀍

$50

Neil Sainsbury

Go get em brother. It takes strength & courage to do what you’re doing. Money being raised for a great cause. Keep safe. πŸ«‚

$50

Ben Williams

Your welcome

$50

Tuppy, Gav And Sonny

Well done, what an effort!

$50

Doreen And Keith Orridge

$50

Brod High

Take it easy

$50

The Harvey / Kirby Family (denis Harvey Cheer Squad))

Great effort everyone at Lara RSL, with Love from the Harvey / Kirbys.

$50

Sally Robertson

$50

Sally Robertson

$50

Denis Harvey

$50

Loricco Engineering

Well done

$48

Rod, Rod, Ruby And Tully Curren

Well done mate!

$42

Jessie Lonergan

$42

Moreton Bay Signs

Good luck Haffy

$40

Rita Delaforce

$39

Breanna Podolinsky

Amazing work team Ballantyne

$39

Greg Pearson

Well done team

$39

Tracey Tosh

Great effort for a great cause Mark. We'll high five you somewhere along the way and look forward to giving you and your team mates a round of applause back in Lara

$39

Anonymous

Go team

$39

Linda Kors

$39

Rachel E Williamson

Well done on an amazing effort Mick for a great cause!

$39

Susan Bolton

Good on you Ian !!!

$39

Kylie Gurney

All the best completing the challenge

$39

Haydn Wilson

$39

Mick Taylor

Let's get it done!

$39

Sutto

Let get it!

$39

Brenton Higgins

All the best bro!

$39

Katie Taylor

So incredibly proud of you xx

$39

Christine Calvert

$39

Lauren Trautwein

$38

Dunny

$38

Bronwyn Johnson

Good luck Liam!!

$38

Paige Stinchcombe

Go Mick!

$38

Jax

Into em mate! Look after the old man

$37

Natalie Dale

Congratulations Uncle Mark!πŸšΆπŸšΆπŸ‘πŸ‘

$37

Ian Ballantyne

$32

Dan Kebble

$32

Jasmine

Amazing job ya legend!!

$32

Alarna Sewell

$32

Anonymous

$32

12 Incher

I want my cash back when your hip gives out

$32

Dev Puri

Onya mate! Best of luck.

$32

Carley Little

$32

Jessica Macdonald

Good luck mate you will smash it!

$32

Sam F

$32

Tom Overman

Go well mate πŸ€™πŸ»

$32

Marli Jankowski

$32

Rae W

$32

Bree Mcelgunn

Go Dylan! Good on you champ!

$30

David Morrison

You're a bloody legend brother.

$27

Lewis Kenyon

$27

Kath

You got this mate πŸ’ͺ

$26

Chris

Good luck Ian it’s an amazing thing you are doing.

$26

Chris

$26

Bec Delaforce

$26

Erin Harvey

Well done Dad!

$26

Flynno

Good job Uncle Az

$25

Jeff Tyley

$22

Russell Liwe

$22

Maryann And Jeff

$22

Jenn Mair

$21

Vincenzo Gerace

$21

Deb & Glenn

Great effort Team Ian!

$21

Gabrielle Woody

Happy walking Team Ballantyne

$21

Brent Thorp

Well done Mark

$21

Nichola

$21

Greg And Emma

Yay Ballantynes!

$21

Jo Chapman

$21

Teresa Hoani

$21

Brendan Harvey

Have a great walk.

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Fiona Mcpherson

Good luck Mick, I know you'll give it your all!

$21

Jarv

Great work mate πŸ’ͺ awesome effort.

$21

Cheryl Bullock

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Anonymous

Go Denis!

$21

Lucas Murphy

Well done Sutto πŸ‘

$21

Shane Mitchell

Onya mate

$21

Fleur A

$21

Sashi Vagadia

$21

Tim, Kellie And Luc

Absolute champion!

$21

Ron&helem Hill

$21

Rosemary Hodges

You are a legend Den. An awesome effort!!! Well done πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

$21

Karima

Well done πŸ™πŸ»

$21

Anonymous

Well done Carol and Bridget, massive effort especially in this crazy weather!

$21

Linda Tigani

Villain said well done

$21

Denise Hyland

$21

Tania Coulthard

$21

Lauren Roman

$21

Nigel Pearson

$21

Nicole Conlin

$21

Johnny Quirk

$21

Isla & Milla

Go Pa!! You are the best :) We love you.

$20

Jackie Lowe

$20

Wayne Calway

$20

Maria Baade

$20

Brock Van Doren

$20

Louise Goodwin

$20

Sheyne Berry

$20

David Roach

$20

Neil Buttigieg

$20

Yvonne Hora

$20

Max And Jeni Draper

$20

Bob Early

$20

Jim Elford

$20

Clive Ungless

$20

Josh Berry

$20

Anthony Preston

$20

Kati Mannes

$20

Natasha Childs

Hope you have an amazing trek Dave…this is such a great cause πŸ₯°

$20

Bill Dearnaley

$20

Andrew Donald

$20

Nicole Whitworth

$20

Dianne Tulloch

$20

Natalie Candy

$20

Paul Fomin

$20

Andrea Yeoman

$20

John Boyes

$20

Taran Mills

$20

Sarah Mcewen

$20

Jessey Frith

$20

Carson Millar

$20

Jack Fielden

$20

Bill Berry

$20

Hanna Millar

$20

Hugh Mclachlan

$20

Angelique Ford

$20

Nathan Churchill

$20

Leon Pollard

$20

Neil Yeoman

$20

Cr Eddy Kontelj

$20

Karyn Ellem

$20

Cody Ellem

$20

Byron Gallagher

$20

Alwyn Leech

$20

Mat Mcgowan

$20

Madison Churchill

$20

Robyn Gothard

$20

Denis Harvey

$20

Emily Mcgowan

$20

Steve Gothard

$20

Dave Boulton

$20

Bev Kelly

$20

Cassandra Kitchin

$20

Team Ballantyne

$20

Kimberly Buttigieg

$20

Michelle Campbell

So proud of you Liam. You can do this, all my love, Mum

$20

Divya Vagadia

$20

Carl Plozza

$20

Avni Vagadia

$20

Christopher Champion

$20

Tracy Gorman

$20

Alana Foord

$20

Brandon O’toole

$20

Karen Madden

$20

Ian Ballantyne

$20

Marcus Mcewen

$20

Michele Marshall

$20

Roy Cook

$20

Brendan Holland

$20

Stephanie Cole

$20

Mark Delaforce

$20

Gemma Bird

$20

David Handley

$20

Roxanne Addley

$20

Julie Minehan

$20

Paul Barby

$20

Danielle Connor

$20

Nathan Mcmanus

$20

Benjamin Mackenzie

$20

Daniel Barnett

$20

Josh Hall

$20

Michael Taylor

$20

Aaron Sutton

$20

James Levchenko

$20

Andrew Stevenson

$20

Raymond Mills

$20

Dylan Bubb

$20

Gabrielle Benke

$20

Christie

$20

Aaron Donnelly

Smash it out mate, well done! Will be a huge effort.

$20

Andrew Hilliard

$20

Jenani Therone

$20

Les Kelly Oam

$20

Maureen Dean

$20

Samy Therone

$20

Ian Sadler

$20

Polly Sadler

$20

Bridget Jervois

$20

Carol Horsman

$20

Robyn Connell

$20

Corey Chapman

$20

Kimba Mcewen

$20

Katie Vanstan

$20

Nick Lane

$20

Shane Hafner

$20

Jürgen Strauss

$20

Liam Mcewen

$20

Keith Sanderson

$20

Kerrie Zammit

$20

Lu Marciniak

Good luck with it all

$20

Russell Liwe

$20

Narinder

Go Ballantynes

$20

Tom Kirk

$20

Lawrence Hunter

Good luck with the walk

$20

Carol Stone

$16

Jamieson Parsons

Good luck mate! πŸ™Œ

$11

Neil Buttigieg

On ya brother. Will be there if in Victoria. 🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻🍻

$11

Amelia

You rock Denis!

$10

Tom Welsh

Well done Liam for taking on this momentous challenge! All the very best with your walk.

$10

Nick Ansell

$10

Katie O’malley

$10

Katie O’malley

$10

Atticus And Cozzy

And you think we’re the crazy ones! Good job Aunty BJ and Aunty Cazz xx

$6

Mark Delaforce

$5

Maria Baade

$3

Dylan Bubb

$2

Hanna Millar

$2

Cassandra Kitchin

$2

Katie Vanstan

Our Team Members

Marcus McEwen

Raised so far:

$104

Mark Delaforce

Raised so far:

$911

Divya Vagadia

Raised so far:

$20

Josh Hall

Raised so far:

$20

Robyn Connell

Raised so far:

$434

Tom Kirk

Raised so far:

$104

Wayne Calway

Raised so far:

$671

YVONNE HORA

Raised so far:

$20

Carson MILLAR

Raised so far:

$345

Hanna Millar

Raised so far:

$22

Angelique Ford

Raised so far:

$73

Cr Eddy Kontelj

Raised so far:

$20

Alwyn Leech

Raised so far:

$20

Denis Harvey

Raised so far:

$692

Dave Boulton

Raised so far:

$20

stephanie cole

Raised so far:

$20

Team Ballantyne

Raised so far:

$814

Nick Lane

Raised so far:

$20

Brandon O’Toole

Raised so far:

$20

IAN BALLANTYNE

Raised so far:

$556

Roy Cook

Raised so far:

$20

Roxanne Addley

Raised so far:

$620

Julie Minehan

Raised so far:

$20

Raymond Mills

Raised so far:

$20

James Levchenko

Raised so far:

$41

Andrew Stevenson

Raised so far:

$94

Dylan Bubb

Raised so far:

$1,157

Jenani Therone

Raised so far:

$20

Samy Therone

Raised so far:

$20

Corey Chapman

Raised so far:

$20

Shane Hafner

Raised so far:

$1,341

Liam McEwen

Raised so far:

$149

Karyn Ellem

Raised so far:

$20

Russell Lowe

Raised so far:

$1,242

Carol Stone

Raised so far:

$20

Jackie Lowe

Raised so far:

$20

Louise Goodwin

Raised so far:

$126

David Roach

Raised so far:

$20

Josh Berry

Raised so far:

$20

Anthony PRESTON

Raised so far:

$231

Dianne Tulloch

Raised so far:

$20

Bill Berry

Raised so far:

$73

Hugh McLachlan

Raised so far:

$20

Leon Pollard

Raised so far:

$20

Mat MCGOWAN

Raised so far:

$20

Emily MCGOWAN

Raised so far:

$20

Avni Vagadia

Raised so far:

$20

Benjamin Mackenzie

Raised so far:

$41

Mick Taylor

Raised so far:

$1,190

Aaron Sutton

Raised so far:

$1,505

Gabrielle BENKE

Raised so far:

$41

Andrew Hilliard

Raised so far:

$20

Les Kelly OAM

Raised so far:

$20

Maureen Dean

Raised so far:

$20

Ian Sadler

Raised so far:

$20

Polly Sadler

Raised so far:

$20

Bridget Jervois

Raised so far:

$377

Carol Horsman

Raised so far:

$357

Kimba McEwen

Raised so far:

$20

Katie Vanstan

Raised so far:

$72

JΓΌrgen Strauss

Raised so far:

$20

Kerrie Zammit

Raised so far:

$20

Maria Baade

Raised so far:

$25

Brock Van Doren

Raised so far:

$20

David Handley

Raised so far:

$20

Sheyne Berry

Raised so far:

$20

Neil Buttigieg

Raised so far:

$20

kati mannes

Raised so far:

$20

Bill Dearnaley

Raised so far:

$20

Andrew Donald

Raised so far:

$41

Nicole Whitworth

Raised so far:

$20

Natalie Candy

Raised so far:

$20

John Boyes

Raised so far:

$20

Andrea Yeoman

Raised so far:

$20

Taran Mills

Raised so far:

$20

Madison Churchill

Raised so far:

$20

Sarah McEwen

Raised so far:

$20

Jessey Frith

Raised so far:

$20

Jack Fielden

Raised so far:

$20

Michele marshall

Raised so far:

$20

Nathan Churchill

Raised so far:

$20

Neil Yeoman

Raised so far:

$20

Cody Ellem

Raised so far:

$20

Byron Gallagher

Raised so far:

$20

Robyn Gothard

Raised so far:

$20

Steve Gothard

Raised so far:

$20

Bev Kelly

Raised so far:

$20

Cassandra Kitchin

Raised so far:

$22

Tracy Gorman

Raised so far:

$20

Carl Plozza

Raised so far:

$20

Christopher Champion

Raised so far:

$20

Alana Foord

Raised so far:

$20

Karen Madden

Raised so far:

$20

Brendan Holland

Raised so far:

$20

Gemma Bird

Raised so far:

$20

Paul Barby

Raised so far:

$20

Danielle Connor

Raised so far:

$20

Nathan McManus

Raised so far:

$20

Daniel Barnett

Raised so far:

$20