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10,000 Steps Challenge – Get Up and Go Mildura!

Tuesday 1 Aug – Sunday 3 Sept 2017

Registrations are now closed

 

Ten thousand steps – that’s the recommended daily minimum for a healthy active person. So, how many steps have you done today?

Healthy Together Mildura are challenging teams across the region to get healthy and get active!

Compete against teams from early years services, schools and workplaces to fight for the prestigious ‘Golden Sneaker’, awarded to the highest stepping team. Get involved in the fun and be in the running for great prizes.

Take the Challenge: Tuesday 1 Aug – Sunday 3 Sept 2017

Registrations are now closed

Sign up: Click below and follow the prompts

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Instructions:

1. Create teams in your workplace, school, early years service, community group or with friends and family.  Teams can have a maximum of 10 team members.

2. Nominate a Team Captain and come up with a fun team name.

3. Complete the registration process online here.  Or download registration forms, complete forms and return by email or fax.  Registration forms are to be completed for all participants and team captains.

4. Await confirmation email from Healthy Together Mildura team with competition details.

5. For the duration of the challenge, record your steps and log online.  Get stepping and get counting!!!!

Click here to download Participant Registration Form

Click here to download Team Captain Registration Form

Please ensure team members are already registered at www.10000steps.org.au

Pedometers are available for 6 week loan from all Mildura Rural City Council Libraries.

Log steps daily on www.10000steps.org.au

Contact details: Healthy Together Mildura: info@healthytogethermildura.com.au, P: (03) 5022 5444.

 

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Why 10,000 Steps?

Sounds like a lot, but when you see it takes 500 steps to walk from the car park to the supermarket you’re well on your way to hitting your goal. Reaching 10,000 steps every day will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Read 10,000 Steps articles to learn more.

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First Steps to Better Health

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Regular physical activity is an important contributor to good overall health, including promoting healthy weight and reducing the risk of chronic disease.  Regular physical activity helps to maintain a healthy body and a healthy mind.

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Walk Your Way to Great Prizes

There are a range of great prizes to be won, including the prestigious ‘Golden Sneaker Award’ for the winning team.

10,000 Steps Breakfast Celebration – Friday 8th September 2017

2017 Prizes

First Prize:
– The Annual Golden Sneaker Trophy
– $300 Subway Healthy Catering voucher
– 10 x 10 Barre Attack or Yoga free sessions at Club Aquarius

Second Prize:
– x10 Adult passes to House of Bounce Mildura

Third Prize:
– $150 Subway Healthy Catering voucher

Additional Prizes:

– Social Media Gurus
– Most Motivational Captain (by Nominations) – 1 X Fit Bit
– Most Motivated Individual (by Nominations) – 1 X Fit Bit
– Draw Prize (Receive an entry for each day you reach 10,000 Steps goal) – 12 months membership to Waves Mildura

Plus weekly social media prizes and encouragement awards up for grabs!!!!

Tools and Resources

Healthy Together Mildura have over 400 pedometers available for 6 week loan from all Mildura Rural City Council Libraries.

HTM Pedometer Instructions

 Apps

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Fitbit

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Steps Pedometer and Step Counter Activity Tracker

 

 

Don’t want to wear a pedometer?  Download one of the many free pedometer and physical activity trackers above.

Resources

Access 10,000 Steps Resources here for step trackers, posters and step conversion chart and more.  Use these resources to help recruit and motivate team members.

10,000 Steps Resources

Step Conversion Chart

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Not a fan of walking or running? Don’t worry other physical activity is also counted in the Challenge.

For those times when you choose an activity other than walking, check this table to determine the activity’s equivalent number of steps.

2017 Results

Click here to see 2017 Awards Breakfast photos on Facebook
  • Winning Team : Club Aquarius 2 — Club Aquarius — 34,055 Steps/day
  • 2nd Place: Mildura Waves 3 — Mildura Waves — 32,989 Steps/day
  • 3rd Place: Charlie’s Oompa Loompas — Friends —  21,797 Steps/day

Team Prizes

  • Education Sector Award: Happy Feet — Ranfurly Primary School
  • Workplace Encouragement Award: SMECCSROONIES — SMECC
  • Most Improved Team: The Golden Oldies — Centro Walking Group 
  • Social Media Gurus: The Toddler Tamers — Darlings Day Care

Individual Prizes

  • Highest Stepping Individual: Jo Scanlon — Mildura Waves 3
  • Most Improved Individual: Wally Shaw — The Golden Oldies
  • Most Motivational Team Captain Award: Felicity Rix — #2tired2binspired
  • Most Motivated Individual Award: Linda Smith — Purple People Walkers

Click here for the full list of results from 2017 (.xls)