Challenge for Change exists to raise awareness of extreme poverty and to change the lives of those who currently live within these dehumanising conditions. We like seeing our event participants suffer for such a worthwhile cause. Hence our motto, 'Challenging events, changing lives.'

Since 2008 such events have raised over $700,000 and seen over 180 students supported on an ongoing basis who could not otherwise afford formal schooling. They have been held in Australia, Africa and New Zealand and have engaged both the donor community (mostly in challenging cycling or walking events) and students from EW in a Surf Challenge!


Fraser Island Walking Challenge

What a fantastic opportunity!!! You can spend 6 days walking beautiful Fraser Island and change the lives of vulnerable children in Zambia at the same time.


Wangoolbver Creek



Join us on the Fraser Island Great Walk – spectacular lakes, pristine rainforest and the sounds of the Pacific Ocean as you sleep at night. We will walk 15-20km each day along the inland tracks. It will be amazing. Come and join us as we challenge ourselves and bring change to whole families in Zambia. 

  • When: Monday 12 July - Saturday 17 July 2021
  • Where: Accommodation will be at Eurong with transport to and from walking points each day. We will stay in shared apartments with all bedding supplied.

Places are limited so book soon to make sure you don’t miss out.

Last date for registration 1 June 2021. Late bookings cannot be accepted due conditions of accommodation booking.


Our fundraising target is three-fold:

  • To raise $10,000 towards the Ukufuma program that supports Eagles Wings students to pursue further education and training after finishing school.
  • To raise $10,000 towards the education program focussing on primary and secondary students.
  • To find 10 new on-going supporter

With your registration you will receive details to help you raise these much-needed funds for Zambia.

Cost and Registration

Registration fees are as follows:

  • Walker $710
  • Support crew $600

The registration fee includes accommodation, meals and return transport from Brisbane, or you can meet us at Rainbow Beach.  Challenge for Change shirts or hoodies will be extra.

Required payment dates:

  • Deposit: at time of registration $100
  • 50% payment - 15 May 2021
  • 100% payment – 10 June 2021

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Past Event - Mt Coot-tha Walking Challenge

Get your walking shoes on!!! Here is a walking challenge for EVERYONE


A ONE day, family-friendly event at Mt Coot-tha

Walk as much or as little as you like and change the lives of vulnerable children in Zambia at the same time.

  • When: Sat 15 May 2021 from 8am
  • Where: Mt Coot-tha
  • Registration cost: $20/person or $40/family – includes lunch and drinks. Additional food and drinks available for purchase.
  • What: a 5km (140m ascent/descent) loop. Do as many loops as you can and get your friends/family/neighbours/workmates to sponsor you. There will be a flatter shorter loop for those looking for an easier option.

Come by yourself and meet new friends, or bring your family or friends with you!!!

Our fundraising target:

  • To raise $30,000 towards the education of vulnerable children in Zambia
  • To find 30 new on-going supporters.

After registration you will receive details of where to meet and what to bring.  We will also send information to help you set up your fundraising page and raise much-needed funds for Zambia.

Full registration payable at time of registering. Please register before Saturday 8 May so we can purchase lunch supplies.

Registrations closed

  • $795,000
  • Raised since 2008
  • 9
  • Countries cycled
  • 479
  • Participants
  • 34,700
  • Kilometres cycled