The University of Newcastle, Australia

Walking Programs

The Australasian University Health Challenge

A friendly competition with other Australian and New Zealand Universities.

The 10,000 Steps Challenge platform will be used to host the Challenge. Participants should register online and log their daily steps and exercise from August 31st until October 11th 2020. This will be recorded by University and after 6 weeks is a free health program that encourages the use of step-counting pedometers to monitor your daily physical activity levels.

Workplaces can access interactive online features to create virtual team challenges and access a library of general health and physical activity information.

Prime Minister's One Million Steps

The Prime Minister’s One million steps asks participants to walk towards 1 million steps or 100 group walks in twenty weeks. As they walk, they’ll be rewarded for reaching step or group walk milestones – all walkers who reach 1 million steps or 100 group walks, and they’ll enter the major prize draw to win an Auswalk holiday. The Prime Minister’s One million steps begins 25 March and goes to 11 August. Taking part is easy:

  • Individual walkers can simply download the Heart Foundation Walking app. Once they register, the app will sync with their step counter (Apple Health, Google Fit or Fitbit) and will automatically enter the walker into prize draws when they reach major milestones
  • Group walkers can take part with their Heart Foundation Walking group. To join in, Walk Organisers must choose ‘yes’ to participating in the Prime Minister’s One million steps on each walker’s profile. Walk Organiser will record their group walks as usual, and when each walker meets a major milestone they’ll be entered into the prize draws.

For more information, checkout the Website User Guide and the campaign support page.

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