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Get Moving Challenge registrations are open!

By: Samantha Plater

Category: Health & Safety, People

  12.03 PM 5 September, 2016

Location: General

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Registrations for the Get Moving Challenge are now open! Teams of 5-10 people can now register to compete against other CFA teams from all over Victoria, aiming to increase physical activity levels and take the highest number of steps each day for six weeks. 

The challenge encourages participants to motivate their teammates to take more steps and compete for a range of prizes, whilst increasing physical health and fitness.

Walking is a great way to increase health and fitness. Not only does it decrease your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, weight gain and some cancers, walking has also been found to increase bone strength, balance, heart and lung health, immunity and muscular power. Plus, it is easy and free!

Participants have the choice of bringing their own pedometer to the competition, using a mobile app, having a CFA pedometer supplied, or taking up the exclusive offer of 20% off to purchase any Garmin product to track your steps.

Each registered team member will receive a participation pack and the team will also receive a poster to record their team members’ weekly and total steps to see who is taking the most steps!

Team captains will be responsible for receiving their team members’ weekly steps, recording them and sending them in- the top teams will appear on a leader board each week and there are prizes up for grabs for teams who take the most steps (on average, depending on team participant numbers) over the competition, as well as prizes for improvement and consistency.

This year is the inaugural year of the Distract Get Moving Participation Shield! The District with the highest participation rate will hold the shield and the honour of the most active District for the next 12 months.                                                    

There are also weekly challenges within the competition aiming to further encourage a healthy lifestyle, such as nutrition, fresh air and sleep. Information on the weekly challenge will be emailed to participants at the beginning of each week. Participants are encouraged to post a photo to Facebook and tag the ‘Get Moving Challenge’ page or email photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for the chance to win prizes weekly.

Registrations for the Get Moving Challenge are open until Sunday 18th September, with the competition running from Monday 3rd October until Sunday 13th November. But get in quick because places are limited! Here is how to register:

  1.        Organise a team of 5-10 CFA members
  2.        Nominate a team captain and team name
  3.        Enter all team participants’ names and email addresses (plus team captain’s phone number) via this link
  4.        Wait for a confirmation email and more details

If you would like to participate but do not have a team to join please let us know.

For more information on the Get Moving Challenge email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit the health and safety section of Brigades Online/ Intranet or ‘Like’ the Get Moving Challenge on Facebook at

Last Updated: 05 September 2016