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10,000 Steps Walking Challenge

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

The 2017 DVA National 10K steps virtual walking challenge – The Kokoda Track is now CLOSED

This year over 1,300 participants decided to challenge themselves and their mates in the spirit of friendly rivalry, to improve their daily step count and overall activity level. Congratulations to all the category winners and thankyou to all the participants for your efforts over the 4 weeks, in particular the team captains and coordinators who supported, motivated and in some instances, carried their team over the line.

We encourage you to continue counting your daily steps and setting achievable goals, this small action can make significant improvements to your overall health and wellbeing. Perhaps consider a running a 10K step challenge of your own, or continue to use the 10,000 steps website to track your individual progress.


The National 10K steps champions for 2017 are:

  • Winning State - NSW
  • Individual winner - Lorna Turner - Bayside Blitz - (Swansea RSL sub-branch, TAS)
  • Winning team - RDW -– (Recruit Development Wing) - (Kapooka, NSW)
  • Captain’s Spirit Award – Dick Cantwell (CAAKED – WA)
  • All category winners are listed in the Final Results Document - Final Results Summary (PDF 572 KB)


(2017 National Winning Team, RDW, Kapooka, NSW, captained by Wayne Chetcuti, displaying the National ADF Winning Team trophy)












(2017 National Winning Individual, Lorna Turner and Bayside Blitz team, TAS, holding the National ESO trophy on behalf of Swansea RSL Sub Branch)


We would love to hear about your 2017 10K steps experience, we kindly ask all 2017 participants to please complete a short 5 minute survey that will help us to improve how we do things in the future.

Two options for completing the survey are available;

  • Online version – Please click on the link to complete
  • Paper version - Download the attached participant and captain survey form, Participant and Captain Survey (PDF 257 KB)
    • Scan and email completed form to , or
    • Post the completed form to DVA 10K steps coordinator, GPO Box 9998, Brisbane, QLD, 4001.

Survey closes on Feb 9th 2018.

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