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10,000 Steps Walking Challenge

A walking challenge for veterans, war widows, widowers, current and ex-Australian Defence Force members and their families.

Following on from the success of the Battlefields of the Western Front 10,000 steps walking challenge held in 2016, DVA will be running another national challenge as part of our Veterans’ Health Week activities in 2017.

The theme for this year’s challenge is The Kokoda Track, this virtual walk is timed to acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Kokoda Track and will take participants on a four week virtual journey through some of the most significant historical and geographical elements of this iconic track. The challenge will commence on Saturday 21st October in line with the first week of Veterans’ Health Week and conclude on the 17 November 2017.

Registrations for the 2017 10K Steps Walking Challenge are now CLOSED.

For all polo shirt orders received by Wednesday 27th September, distribution should commence 19th October.

Download the Kokoda Track poster and Fact Sheet to share with your friends and colleagues and start putting a team together now. In 2016, Queensland won the inaugural “National 10K steps champions” title, who will it be this year?

10K Steps/VHW Polo Shirt

In recognition of Veteran’s Health Week, DVA is providing all 10K steps participants* with a custom branded polo shirt in a choice of three colours and in Men, Women and Children’s sizes.

Once you have registered as a team or an individual please download the shirt order form (DOCX 141 KB) and email back with your selected colour and size choice to the National Coordinator at

*Unfortunately DVA is unable to provide complimentary polo shirt/pedometer to DVA staff team participants.

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