The Milne Bay Military Challenge is a charity endurance event which is held once a year in the National Parks of Toowoomba where participants can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Main Range and Lockyer Valley.
The challenge course has been created for those wanting to set the best records, run as an individual, run with family members, university friends or school friends, or just share some fun with friends or work colleagues.
The event includes three routes of increasing difficulty of a 7km run/walk or a 15km run/walk, and for a gruelling test of endurance a 30km run/walk.
The challenge is an initiative of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba South and its satellite club, Rotary Edge, and raises funds for local charities. This event will be back for the third year on the 28th April 2019.
The Milne Bay Military Challenge is held in recognition of the Darling Downs based 25th Australian Infantry Ballation. Its role in the battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea saw the first defeat of the Japanese imperial forces on land during World War II.
The event honors the hallow memory of the many men who voluntarily enlisted from the Downs, and who entrained at or passed through Toowoomba to become members of the 2/25th Battalion.
For 2019 sponsorship opportunities, booking an expo stand or food & drink stand please complete and submit the ‘Enquire Form’ on this website.