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

Registrations open: Monday 17th August – Friday 25th September 2020

Challenge starts: Monday 5th October 2020

Challenge finishes: Sunday 1st November 2020

This years 10,000 Steps Challenge Calendar- Coming Soon!

Ten thousand steps – is just above the recommended daily level of physical activity recommendations for a healthy adult. How many steps have you stepped today?

Our Health Promotion team are running the eighth annual 10,000 Steps Challenge from Monday 5th October – Sunday 1st November 2020. For just 4 weeks, we will be challenging teams across the region to get healthy and active.

Compete against teams in the education, workplaces, masters, community or the new individuals tournaments for the prestigious ‘Golden Sneaker’ trophy.

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 6th November 2020 (TBC)

2020 Prizes

Overall Tournament Winners:

– The winners and host of the Annual Golden Sneaker Trophy

Each Tournament will be awarded:

First Prize:
– The Annual Golden Sneaker Trophy
– $200 Healthy Catering Voucher

Second Prize:
– $100 Healthy Catering Voucher

Third Prize:

Additional Prizes:

– Social Media Gurus
– Highest Stepping Individual
– Most Motivational Captain (by Nominations)
– Most Motivated Individual (by Nominations)
– Most Improved Team
– Most Improved Individual

Plus weekly winners of social media photo competition and encouragement awards up for grabs!

More information on 2020 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.

Resources & Apps

SCHS 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


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 a team in your early childhood service, school, workplace, community group or with friends and family.  Teams can have a maximum of 20 team members.

3.  Team captains to complete online registration form (NOTE: If you are entering the Individual Tournament, you will complete the form as a team captain). Early childhood services, schools and higher education providers choose the education tournament. All other workplaces, choose the workplace/organisation tournament. Community groups, teams, friends and family teams choose the community tournament. If your team is all over 55 years old, you are welcome to choose the masters tournament. For individuals who would like a personal challenge, please choose the individual tournament.

4. Once you’ve completed the online registration form, await confirmation e-mail from the SCHS Health Promotion team to let you know that your team  has been set up and is ready to go! Once your team is registered, choose how you will track your steps throughout the challenge.

5. For the duration of the challenge, record your steps and log online daily or by no later than 12pm Monday each week. Ladder updates will be e-mailed out weekly!

The 10,000 Steps app is now available on both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Pedometers will be available to loan! Please contact us for more details.

Log steps daily via your account www.10000steps.org.au

Contact details: Health Promotion team – hp@schs.com.au P: (03) 50217622 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.

2019 Results

1st place Overall Winner of the Golden Sneaker

Charlie’s Oompa Loompas – Mildura Pizza Café

1st place Tournament Winners

Education: KJ’s Kruizers and PAL – Mildura Specialist School

Workplaces: Fry On – Lower Murray Water

Community: Charlie’s Oompa Loompas – Mildura Pizza Café

Masters: Branch Connection

Individual Prizes

Most Improved Individual:  Ben Hosking – Fry On, Lower Murray Water (Workplaces Tournament)

Most Motivated Team Captain: Deidre Reid – DET Feet (Education Tournament)

Most Improved Team:  Trio Trailblazers (Workplace Tournament)

Highest Stepping Individual: Jenny Blagus – Step Up, Mildura Waves & Aligned Leisure (Masters Tournament)

Social Media Gurus: JZD Scott (Community Tournament)

Lucky Door Prize: Mildura Waves & Aligned Leisure – 6  month membership won by a parent from St Paul’s Primary School