10,000 Steps Challenge – Get Up and Go!

Our Health Promotion team run a annual 28 day, 10,000 Steps Challenge. In 2020 the 7th annual Challenge saw 1,249 people participate and average 10,261 steps per day.

Due to the large size of the Challenge and participant feedback, the Challenge is broken down into 5 tournaments to enable a fairer competition. Of these 5 Tournaments, 115 teams and 14 individual consisted of workplace 68 teams, masters 5 teams 1 individual, community 22 teams, education 20 teams and 13 individuals in the individual tournament.

We are excited to announce the 2021 Challenge dates!

Challenge starts: Monday 2nd August 2021

Challenge finishes: Sunday 29th August 2021

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?

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

2020 Mildura 10000 Steps Challenge Official Winners and Awards

Congratulations to all our winners!

Overall Tournament Winner

Charlie’s Oompa Loompas, team captain Sandra Demasi – Annual Golden Sneaker Trophy

Masters Tournament
1st Place – Sandy Bear, sole team member Sandra Summerton – $200 Banjo’s Voucher
2nd Place – Fam Affair, team captain Noeleen Carn – $100 Stefano’s Café Voucher

Community Tournament
1st Place – Charlie’s Oompa Loompas, team captain Sandra Demasi – $200 Mr Bun Mi Voucher
2nd Place – Max Steps, team captain Andrew Kremor – $100 Stefano’s Café Voucher

Education Tournament
1st Place – Trinity Trailblazers, team captain Helen Watts – $200 Banjo’s Voucher
2nd Place – St Joe’s Angels- St Joseph’s Primary School, team captain Josie Gallace – $100 Clove Voucher

Workplace Tournament
1st Place – The A Team, Sunraysia Community Health Services, team captain Coreena Blair – $200 Ziggy’s  Café Voucher
2nd Place Lost in Pace, Mallee District Aboriginal Services SEWB, team captain Sam Gledhill – $100 Espresso Drive Voucher

Individual Tournament
1st Place – Kyla Pollard – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher
2nd Place – Jess Versteeg-Staker – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher

Additional Prizes:

– Social Media Gurus – Community Tournament- JZD Scott- team captain Joanne Scott – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher
– Highest Stepping Individual – Jenny Blagus, Aligned Leisure – Mildura – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher
– Most Motivational Captain (by Nominations) – Sue Condon, Branch Connection – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher
– Most Motivated Individual (by Nominations) – Carolyn Megson: Trinity Trailblazers – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher
– Most Improved Team – F3549- team captain Lisa Zappia – $100 Mildura City Heart Voucher

To see where your team finished in the overall tournament – Check out the official ladder here FINAL team results!

Prizes to be collected from Sunraysia Community Health Services Reception, 137 Thirteenth St (Cnr Deakin Avenue), Mildura

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 250 pedometers at Mildura City Heart Office and 400 pedometers Mildura Rural City Council Libraries available to loan for 6 weeks.

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