10,000 Steps Challenge
2023 Mildura 10,000 Steps Challenge Official Winners and Awards
Congratulations to all our winners!
Overall Tournament Winners
Steppin Weapons – Team Captain: Laura Caruana – Annual Golden Sneaker Trophy
1st Place – Steppin Weapons – Red Cliffs SC – Team Captain: Laura Caruana – $200 Banjos Voucher & Sunraysia Tenpin Bowling Vouchers
Runner-up – Holy Walkamolies – Trinity Lutheran College – Team Captain: Carolyn Megson – $100 Banjos Voucher & Mildura Waves Passes
1st Place – The Proclaimers – Sunraysia Community Health Services – Team Captain: Sharon Williams – $200 The Italian Voucher & Mildura Waves Passes
Runner-up – The Stride Squad – Sunraysia Community Health Services – Team Captain: Janica Boord – $100 The Italian Voucher & Mildura Waves Passes
1st Place – Wolf Gang – Team Captain: Michelle Van Gaans – $200 Ziggy’s Voucher & Mildura City Heart Gift Card
Runner-up – Maxing Out – Team Captain: Sarah Carn – $100 Ziggy’s Voucher & Mildura City Heart Gift Card
1st Place – InVINCEibles – Team Captain: Christine Rahmel – $200 Stefano’s Café Voucher & Mildura Waves Passes
Runner-up – Golden Girls – Team Captain: Sandra Stewart – $100 Stefano’s Café Voucher & Mildura Waves Passes
1st Place – Blaine Mortensen – 3 Month Mildura Waves Membership
Runner-up – Simone Benham – Mildura City Heart Gift Card
Highest Individual Stepper – Logan Mansell – Red Cliffs Secondary College – Mildura City Heart Gift Card
Most Motivated Individual – Ramona Taufa – Team Taufa – Community/SCHS 10,000 Steps Final Results 2023Family Tournament – 3 Month Mildura Waves Membership
Most Motivated Team Captain – Debbie Dommersnes – Code Runners – Workplace Tournament – 3 Month Mildura Waves Membership
Social Media Gurus – Ola’s Angels – Irymple Pharmacy – Tenpin Bowling Vouchers
Please see below for a full list of final results:
2023 10,000 Steps Challenge: Sun 1st October – Tues 31st October
**Registrations for the 2023 Challenge open August 21st!
Compete against teams in the education, workplaces, masters, community or the individual tournament for the prestigious ‘Golden Sneaker’ trophy. Other great prizes also up for grabs.
Challenge Duration: Sunday 1st October 2023 – Tuesday 31st October 2023
Registrations open: Monday 21st August – Thursday 28th September 2023
Early Bird Registrations: Register your team by the 1st of September and ALL team members will be eligible for a 10 visit pass to Mildura Waves.
Participation is FREE and open to all ages and abilities!
*Pedometers are available to loan for FREE from all Libraries. Click here to view Library locations and opening times.
Weekly Social Media Photo Competition 2023
Week One (1st October – 6th October) – Walking Buddies (Friends or Pets)
Week Two (6th October – 13th October) – Pink week for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Week Three (13th October – 20th October) – Mildura City Heart Mural Walk
Week Four (20th October – 27th October) – Heroes (Sporting or Super Heroes)
Please inbox photo/s to our facebook page or use the hashtag #SCHS10000steps when posting your own.
Alternatively, you can email your photo/s to us. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to let us know who you are and what team you’re from!
Photos must be sent by 12noon each Friday to be eligible for weekly competitions
By sharing your photo/s, you consent to Sunraysia Community Health Services using content for social media and marketing purposes
FACEBOOK PAGE – @SunraysiaCommunityHealth
Congratulations to our Social Media Gurus for 2023, the weekly winners are highlighted below.
Week 1 Winners: Ola’s Angels from Irymple Pharmacy
Week 2 Winners: Holy Walkamolies from Trinity Lutheran College
Week 3 Winners: InVINCEibles
Week 4 Winners: Ola’s Angels from Irymple Pharmacy
Steps Conversion Chart
1. Each participant must have an active 10,000 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 2023 Online Registration Form (NOTE: If you are entering the Individual Tournament, you will need to complete the form as a team captain only). 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!
Pedometers are available to loan for FREE from your local library.
Log steps daily via your official 10,000 steps account www.10000steps.org.au
Contact details: Health Promotion team – email@example.com P: (03) 5025 9003 – leave a message and we’ll get back to you!
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.
Increasing your physical activity levels, through increasing your daily step count, is worthwhile; even if 10,000 steps is not the right goal for you. The most important thing is being as active as you can. Striving for 10,000 steps is just one way of doing this.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Of course, some people accumulate less steps per day – for example, older people, those with chronic disease, and office workers. Others do a lot more: children, runners, and some blue-collar workers. So the 10,000 step goal is not suitable for everyone.
Setting a lower individual step goal is fine as long as you try to add about 3,000 to 4,000 steps to your day. This means you will have done your 30 minutes of activity.
Resources & Apps
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.
SCHS have approximately 400 pedometers located at Mildura Regional Libraries: Mildura 200, Irymple 50, Merbein 50, Red Cliffs 50, Ouyen 25 and Murrayville 25.
Don’t want to wear a pedometer? Download one of the many free pedometer and physical activity trackers below:
Benefits of Exercise for your Health & Well-being
This infographic outlines 10 benefits that exercise can have on your overall health and wellbeing.
Incidental Ways to Get Your Steps Up
This infographic is aimed at helping you be a little creative in reaching your daily 10,000 steps target.
Mental Health Benefits of Exercise
This infographic highlights the many benefits that physical activity can have on your mental health.
Steps From Long Term Car Parks to Langtree Mall
Don‘t be put off by the myth that there is a lack of parking in Mildura City Heart. It isn‘t far from the long term carparks to the mall, and this is on top of all the available 2 hour parking. Mildura City Heart is home to over 300 traders, ranging from retailers, restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, art galleries, hotels, business professionals and entertainment.