8th Annual 42 Hour Challenge

Date: 19/10/2023 – 21/10/2023

Time: 5 pm on 19/10/2023 until 11 am on 21/10/2023

Location: Suncorp Stadium

Welcome to the 8th Annual 42 Hour Challenge, hosted by the 42 for 42, at Suncorp Stadium, from Thursday the 19th of October till Saturday the 21st. Your attendance and support to this year’s challenge helps us continue to reach the goal of maintaining the Afghanistan War Memorial Garden.

The challenge takes place on the concourse of Suncorp Stadium. Walkers and teams will move around the stadium concourse with the weight in their packs for the duration of the time allocated to them.

At the end of the challenge on Saturday, we’d love to catch up with all those that have been involved, including all the volunteers that have helped put this all together.

8th Annual 42 Hour Challenge starts in:








Our Fallen Veterans

Sergeant Andrew Russell

19/10 - 5pm

Sgt Andrew Russell – SASR
Trooper David Pearce

19/10 - 6pm

Tpr David Pearce – 2/14 LHR
Sergeant Matthew Locke MG

19/10 - 7pm

Sgt Matthew Locke MG – SASR
Private Luke Worsley

19/10 - 8pm

Pte Luke Worsley – 4th Battalion (Commando)
Lance Corporal Jason Marks

19/10 - 9pm

LCpl Jason Marks – 4th Battalion (Commando)
Signaller Sean McCarthy

19/10 - 10pm

Sig Sean McCarthy – SASR
Lieutenant Michael Fussell

19/10 - 11pm

Lt Michael Fussell – 4th Battalion (Commando)
Private Gregory Sher

20/10 - 12am

Pte Gregory Michael Sher – 1st Commando Rgt
Corporal Mathew Hopkins

20/10 - 1am

Cpl Mathew Hopkins – 7th Battalion RAR

Sergeant Brett Till

20/10 - 2am

Sgt Brett Till – IRR (EOD) RAE
Private Benjamin Renaudo

20/10 - 3am

Pte Ben Ranaudo – 1st Battalion RAR

Sapper Jacob Moerland

20/10 - 4am

Spr Jacob Moerland – 2CER RAE
Sapper Darren Smith

20/10 - 5am

Spr Darren Smith – 2CER RAE
Private Scott Palmer

20/10 - 6am

Pte Scott Palmer -2nd Commando Rgt
Private Timothy Aplin

20/10 - 7am

Pte Tim Aplin – 2nd Commando Rgt
Private Benjamin Chuck

20/10 - 8am

Pte Ben Chuck – 2nd Commando Rgt
Private Nathan Bewes

20/10 - 9am

Pte Nathan Bewes – 6th Battalion RAR
Trooper Jason Brown

20/10 - 10am

Tpr Jason Brown – SASR
Private Grant Kirby

20/10 - 11am

Pte Grant Kirby – 6th Battalion RAR
Private Tomas Dale

20/10 - 12pm

Pte Tomas Dale – 6th Battalion RAR
LCpl Jared MacKinney

20/10 - 1pm

LCpl Jared MacKinney – 6th Battalion RAR

Corporal Richard Atkinson

20/10 - 2pm

Cpl Richard Atkinson – 1CER RAE
Sapper Jamie Larcombe

20/10 - 3pm

Spr Jamie Larcombe – 1CER RAE
Sgt Brett Wood

20/10 - 4pm

Sgt Brett Wood MG, DSM – 2nd Commando Rgt

Lance Corporal Andrew Jones

20/10 - 5pm

LCpl Andrew Jones – 9FSB
Lieutenant Marcus Case

20/10 - 6pm

Lt Marcus Case – 6th Aviation Rgt
Sapper Rowan Robinson

20/10 - 7pm

Spr Rowan Robinson – IRR RAE
Sergeant Todd Langley

20/10 - 8pm

Sgt Todd Langley – 2nd Commando Rgt
Private Matthew Lambert

20/10 - 9pm

Pte Matthew Lambert – 2nd Battalion RAR
Captain Bryce Duffy

20/10 - 10pm

Cpt Bryce Duffy – 4th Rgt RAA
Corporal Ashley Birt

20/10 - 11pm

Cpl Ashley Birt – 6th ESR RAE
Lance Corporal Luke Gavin

21/10 - 12am

LCpl Luke Gavin – 2nd Battalion RAR
Sergeant Blaine Diddams MG

21/10 - 1am

Sgt Blaine Diddams MG – SASR
Private Nathanael Galagher

21/10 - 2am

Pte Nathanael Galagher – 2nd Commando Rgt
Lance Corporal Mervyn McDonald

21/10 - 3am

LCpl Mervyn McDonald – 2nd Commando Rgt
Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic

21/10 - 4am

LCpl Stjepan Milosevic – 2/14 LHR
Private Robert Poate

21/10 - 5am

Pte Robert Poate – 6th Battalion RAR
Sapper James Martin

21/10 - 6am

Spr James Martin – 2CER RAE
Corporal Scott Smith

21/10 - 7am

Cpl Scott Smith – SOER RAE
Corporal Cameron Baird VC MG

21/10 - 8am

Cpl Cameron Stewart Baird – VC MG 2nd Commando Rgt

Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey

21/10 - 9am

LCpl Todd Chidgey – 2nd Commando Rgt
The 42nd Soldier

21/10 - 10am

For All Those We Have Lost At Home

42 Hourly Challenge Tickets

We want to encourage as many people to join us for this 42 hour endurance event, honouring those that have fallen in Afghanistan and supporting those that have struggled with their return.

This year, for those that wish to join us, your ticket will allow you to walk with us for either 1 hour or 42.

 Single Ticket price – $42 

Your ticket purchase goes to help us maintain our Memorial Garden located in Milton, and allows you to walk for as many hours, or days, in honour of those that have fallen. We want to encourage as many people as possible to join us for this year’s event. Click below to buy your ticket and remember to bring the receipt with you on the days you attend.

You can help support our cause in many ones by either purchasing our 42 for 42 merchandise from our online store or by making a donation through the form below. Your support keeps us going to help others. 

For those that are unable to attend, or would like to make a contribution towards the event, you can make a donation here. 

Major Sponsors

Suncorp Stadium
Insurance Advisernet
Murdochs Lawyers

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