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Billion Steps Challenge

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Join South Australia’s first Billion Steps Challenge and help us reach our goal of 1,000,000,000 steps!

Wellbeing SA, in partnership with the 10,000 Steps Program, is excited to bring South Australians together to reach one billion steps. We know that every step counts and the more we move, the more health and wellbeing benefits we reap.

When does the Challenge start?

Thursday 1 October 2020, at the start of 'Walktober'

How does it work?

Everyone who signs up to the Challenge and logs steps (or other forms of physical activity) will have their steps automatically added to South Australia’s total.

How do I get involved?

It's simple, easy and free!

  • Sign up or login to be a 10,000 Steps member
  • Track and log your steps and minutes of physical activity
  • Spread the word with your family, friends and workmates!
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A message from the Premier

There are so many amazing places to walk here in SA, from our newly opened Myponga Reservoir, to our famous Mt Lofty and picturesque Morialta Falls - now is the time to get out and about with family and friends to reap the health and wellbeing benefits of South Australia’s first Billion Steps Challenge.

Good luck to everyone participating!

Hon Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia

Meet our Ambassadors

Lyn Dean

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For South Australians who are wanting to increase their physical activity, the Billion Steps Challenge is a great way to achieve this.

As Chief Executive of the newly established Wellbeing SA, Lyn is committed to contributing to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.

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Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello

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Walking is such an awesome way to get fit and stay healthy and I can’t wait to reach 1,000,000,000 steps with you all this October! Bring it on!

You can see Cosi every Sunday night on Channel 9 at 5.30pm or listen to him on SAFM weekday mornings from 6-9am.

Cosi loves everything about SA and his passion is supporting this great state and spreading positivity!

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Pippa Wanganeen

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One of the most simple and uplifting things you can do for your health and wellbeing, is to take a walk in nature! I love to go with our children, it is something fun that the whole family can do together.

After completing Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law, Pippa relocated to South Africa where she volunteered with a number of aid organisations in the South African townships, worked as a model and assisted with the successful role out of a major Australian retail brand.

Returning to Australia to work in media and leadership coaching with a great commitment to driving social change, Pippa is currently an Ambassador for Foodbank SA, an advisor to the United Nations Association of Australia (SA), collaborates with a number of local and international charities, fashion and lifestyle brands via her instagram account @pippawanganeen and is mother to four little girls, who she shares with her husband Gavin Wanganeen.

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Gavin Wanganeen

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When you make time to look after your body, you look and feel so much better. Let's all walk ourselves into good health in 2020 and beyond.

Gavin Wanganeen is an Australian Football League (AFL) legend, acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artist and Aboriginal activist.

Gavin’s AFL career spanned 300 senior games at the Essendon and Port Adelaide Football Clubs, earning him countless accolades, including the dedication of a grandstand at Adelaide Oval in 2015, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the game.

He was the first Indigenous player to win a Brownlow Medal at the age of 20, and the first Indigenous player to reach 300 AFL games.

Having retired from the AFL over a decade ago, he continues to inspire and break new ground through his work as a contemporary Indigenous artist, is the first Aboriginal past player to be elected on to the board of an AFL club, and is committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal people.

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Rebecca Morse

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Keeping fit is so important for your physical and mental wellbeing, nothing makes me feel better than a long beach walk.

Rebecca is an award-winning South Australian journalist and co-host of the Bec, Cosi & Lehmo breakfast show on SAFM.

Rebecca writes a popular parenting column in Kiddo magazine with ample material supplied by her three daughters and can often be seen chasing her dalmatian along the beach.

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Chris McGowan

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"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it." — Eleanor Roosevelt

Chief Executive of the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

More about Chris McGowan

Further information

For more information please email: openyourworld@sa.gov.au

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