The Heart Foundation and the Prime Minister have launched a new initiative - the Prime Minister's One million steps. Between 25 March to 11 August 2018, you can take part as an individual walker or with your Heart Foundation Walking group.
There are plenty of walking groups around or you can start your own.
The easiest way to take part is to download the Heart Foundation Walking app but if you are already part of a Heart Foundation Walking group then some of the work will be done for you if you want to participate as a group. If you don't want to download the app, then you do need to be part of the Heart Foundation Walking group to take part.
You can take part as an individual or part of a walking group or both if you really want to take advantage of the monthly prize draws.
What do I need to do?
Register and walk. It's that simple.
When you reach step milestones in your app or group walk milestones with your Heart Foundation Walking group, and you'll automatically go into the draw to win a voucher from participating retailers.
How much do you need to walk?
Most people will tell you that at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day should be the goal (you can split this into several sessions if you don't have time to do it all in one go).
For the purpose of entering into the monthly draws:
750,000 steps or 75 group walks - monthly prize draw entry for a $2500 voucher
500,000 steps or 50 group walks - monthly prize draw entry for a $1500 voucher
250,000 steps or 25 group walks - monthly prize draw entry for a $750 voucher
100,000 steps or 10 group walks – monthly prize draw entry for a $500 voucher.
If you're a lucky voucher winner, you'll be able to choose from the following retailers:
Average of 50,000 steps in any one week - weekly prize draw entry for $100 rebel voucher
Major prize draw
1 million steps or 100 group walks – Enter the major prize draw to win an Auswalk walking holiday!
The prize includes one voucher for Auswalk valued at $3,400 and return economy flights valued up to $1,600 for two people from your nearest Australian capital city to the city closest to your Auswalk departure point. Auswalks offer guided group or individual walking tours exploring some of Australia's greatest landscapes.