wandering warriors stretcher challenge


As our tribute to the nation’s sacrifices during the Great War, in April 2018, Wandering Warriors will stage a commemorative event – a stretcher carry challenge – along the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail.

This off-road challenge will take between 6.5 and eight hours to complete, and will begin and end in the township of Fernvale, about 50 minutes drive from the Brisbane CBD.

The stretcher carry is the ultimate team event, as the task demands teamwork to be completed quickly and efficiently. Add 50 kilograms of weight and fast-walk or jog with the stretcher over a 42 kilometre course and you will know you’ve done a good day’s work!

Saturday 14th April 2018

Fernvale Futures Centre

1483 Brisbane Valley Highway

Fernvale QLD 4306

Start 06:00

Cost: $1000 per team (includes cap, shirt and medallion).


Do you have a strong team that can complete the challenge? If the answer is YES, then this challenge is for you!

Male, female and mixed teams all welcome.

The fastest team wins the Wandering Warriors Stretcher Challenge Perpetual Trophy.

The team best representing the spirit of the WWI digger wins a prize.

The team raising the most money through donations has its entry fees refunded.

We’re only taking twelve teams, so apply early!


Wandering Warriors are seeking corporate sponsors for the Stretcher Challenge event. There are a number of ways in which your business or corporation can get involved. However you choose to help, you’ll send a message to the community about your commitment to supporting returned soldiers and their families to pursue meaningful career and education pathways.

There are three levels of sponsorship or in-kind support:


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