Patrick McNamara

My chosen distance target: 96km.

My Activity Tracking



Goal to Kokoda


35kms until you reach Menari

I'm fundraising to support our veterans and their families

I’m taking on the March On with Soldier On Challenge to honour our past war heroes and help our modern-day veterans by committing to walk 96kms the Kokoda trail twice. I am currently in a Western Australian hotel Quarantine Facility the room allows me to walk 14 meters one way equaling one lap. I plan to walk a minimum of 50kms per day in 3 hour blocks which will be tracked via Garmin/Strava and complete this journey within the next 5 days starting at 6pm on Thursday the 22/10/20. I want to show my support to all our current and past serving men and women of the Australian Defence Force and raise more awareness of mental health/ PTSD and suicide prevention. 

Why 96kms.?
Because that’s the length of the Kokoda Track which stands as a symbol of the courage and sacrifice our defence community make to keep us safe. 

In doing this, I need your help with a donation so Soldier On can continue to provide vital support services to the selfless service men and women, and their families, who have done so much to serve our nation.

Every dollar you donate to my page will go to directly to Soldier On and you will automatically receive a tax-deductible receipt via email as soon as you have made your donation.

So, please support me while I March On with Soldier On. Wish me luck as I set out to do my bit for our brave veterans!

My Achievements

I added a profile pic

Made a personal donation to my page

Shared my page on my social media

I received my first donation

$75 to fund a peer support session for six veterans to reconnect with their community

$160 to fund a psychology session to help a veteran on the path to recovery

$500 to fund a Pathways networking event for 25 veterans to help them secure employment

I reached my fundraising target!

I have completed 34.8km and reached Menari in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 63km and reached Templeton's Crossing in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 72km and reached Eora Creek in the Kokoda track!

I have completed 96km, the length of the Kokoda Track!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Bec Breeze



Jack Power


Meghan Hicks


Dylan Teicher

Well done mate! Top effort 👍


Simone Loder

Well done and good luck




Patrick Mcnamara


Jo Bryant

Good idea to get through quarantine. Good luck!