Get Moving Challenge

Get Moving Challenge

Slip on your sneakers and prepare yourself for the 2017 Get Moving Challenge! This year marks the 4th consecutive year that the CFA will be running the organisation-wide physical activity competition, and we would love to have you on board for the biggest and best challenge yet!

About the Challenge

Get Moving brings together CFA members in a friendly challenge that aims to motivate members to improve their day-to-day physical activity habits. Members are encouraged to try out simple things like a lunch-time walk, taking the stairs more often, or regularly scheduling breaks from sitting behind the work desk. These incidental activities can all add up to achieving the recommended 10,000 steps per day – or equivalent to one hour and a half of brisk walking. This is the amount shown by research to significantly improve stamina and burn excess calories.

This year their are more great prizes up for grabs, including for the champion mover, the most consistent mover and the most improved mover. Team prizes are also up for grabs in each of these categories, as well as the perpetual shields for the ‘Highest District Participation’ and ‘Highest Step Count - Team’.

Last year saw 101 teams entered with over 800 members participating. This year we are aiming big! Can we register 1000 participants? We think so! Start spreading the word and organise a team for your office/brigade now!

Registering your team

Registration opens online next week on Monday 4th September and closes on Sunday 17th September. Click on the following link to register your team.

http://www.esohealthwatch.gov.au/content/2017-get-moving-registration-form

Team details

Teams will once again be made up of 5-10 members. Multiple teams from the same brigade or office can be entered. Each team will require a Team Captain who will be the contact point between us and your team. All teams will need a funky name too, so be creative!

Teams who sign up for the Challenge receive: 

  • ​A Get Moving Registration Pack
  • Resources and ongoing support
  • A chance to win one of many great achievement or random entrant prizes

Competition dates & challenges

The competition begins on Monday 2nd October and will run for 6 weeks through until Sunday 12th November 2017. Throughout the challenge there will be weekly step goals to achieve that will put you into the draw for some cool prizes. Each week will also focus on a particular aspect of health as part of our weekly challenges!

Get decked out with Brooks Running and Garmin!

This year we are proudly supported by Brooks Running & Garmin. Brooks Running have generously donated prizes as well as providing all members with a 25% discount across their performance clothing and accessories! Garmin have once again kindly provided a 20% discount for all of their ‘wearable’ devices for this year’s challenge. This gives everyone a fantastic opportunity to get fitted out in all of the latest gear at a great price!

Bring your own device!

Due to unpopular feedback from previous years’, we will not be providing pedometers for this year’s challenge. Instead, we ask that everyone pull out your smart phones or already owned activity monitors/pedometers to bring to the challenge.

Phone apps

If you would like to use your phone to count your steps, the following apps are great for doing so;

Apple iPhone

  • The ‘Health’ app (comes default with iPhone)
  • Mapmywalk
  • Stepz

Android phones

  • Mapmywalk
  • Moves
  • Accupedo

2016 Winners

The respective winners for the 2016 Get Moving Challenge shields were;

Highest District Participation - District 13

Highest Step Count Team - Wonni Wanderers (Wonthaggi, D8) - Team members averaged 133,738 steps per week!

Highest Step Count Individual - Peter Monk (D8) - 1,464,476 total steps, which is an average of 244,102 steps per week!