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

Wed 1 Aug – Fri 31 Aug 2018

Registrations open from 4 – 27 July 2018

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

Healthy Thriving Mildura are running the sixth annual 10,000 Steps Challenge from Wednesday 1st August – Friday 31st August 2018. For just over 4 weeks, we will be challenging teams across the region to get healthy and get active!

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

Take the Challenge: Wed 1 Aug – Fri 31 Aug 2018

Registrations open from: 4 – 27 July 2018

Register by the 14th July 2018 to go into the draw to win 1 of 100 FIT3D Scans at Club Aquarius Wellness Centre (Valued $39.95 each)
*Winners drawn and notified via email by Monday 16th July 2018. Terms and Conditions Apply.

Walk your way to great prizes

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

10,000 Steps Breakfast Celebration – Friday 7th September 2018

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!

This year we are going BIGGER and BETTER!!!

Register for this years Challenge by 14th July 2018 to go into the draw to win 1 of 100 FIT3D Scans at Club Aquarius Wellness Centre (Valued $39.95 each)
*Winners drawn and notified via email by Monday 16th July 2018. Terms and Conditions Apply.

More information on 2018 prizes to come.

Step conversion chart

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.

Click here to download printable 10,000 Steps-Step Conversion Chart

A lot of people have asked us how many steps different activities are worth.

Simply multiply the number of minutes you do an activity by the number of steps indicated on the chart. For example, 30 minutes of yoga equals 3000 steps. (30 minutes x 100 steps per minute).

If your activity is not listed below, find the one(s) most similar to it and estimate the activity’s step value.


1. Each participant must have an active 10000 Steps account. Use an old account or register a new one on the official www.10000steps.org.au webpage.

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

3. Nominate a Team Captain, come up with a fun team name and choose your tournament.

4. Complete the registration process online here.  Or download ‘Team Captain Registration Form’, complete form and return by email or fax.  Registration forms are to be completed for all participating teams.

5. Await confirmation email from Healthy Thriving Mildura team with competition details.

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

Click here to download 10,000 Steps Team Captain Registration Form

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

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

Contact details: Jade Klaebe, E: jklaebe@schs.com.au P: (03) 5025 9003, F: (03) 5022 5445.

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.

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 to view Full List of Results- 2017 

Resources & Apps

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

HTM Pedometer Instructions

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.

Fit Bit

Runtastic pedometer

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