Step into a new challenge this spring

To improve your fitness as we head into spring, sign up for the Flinders University Valda Memorial Challenge and take part in the 10,000 steps-a-day challenge.

The Valda Memorial Challenge is named in honour of Flinders WHS Unit team member Valda Jukums, who passed away last year.

Teams of up to 10 people can compete in the 10,000-step tournament, which will run from Monday 5 September to Sunday 16 October. Using an activity tracker, smart phone app or a pedometer, keep track of your steps and daily activity to help your team win the challenge.

To count your steps and record other physical activities, you can:

  • Sync your steps by connecting your Fitbit, Google Fit, Apple Health app or Garmin activity tracking account.
  • Use a free app that is available for smart phones.
  • Request a free pedometer from the Challenge Coordinator – but note that only a limited number are available.
  • Record other moderate or vigorous intensity activities in the Step Log.

This year, all the steps logged in by Flinders University participants will be recorded to compete in the Australasian University Health Challenge.

Registering is easy. Sign up at with your university email address. If you competed in the 2021 challenge, you don’t need to register again – you’ll be automatically registered.

Once you’ve registered through 1000steps, inform the Flinders Challenge Coordinator Barbara Kupke, and you’ll be added to Flinders’ University Health Challenge team.

Once you’re registered, you can start getting your own team together. Let the Challenge Coordinator know the name of the team captain and team name, and your team details will be set up so that you can add the rest of your team members.

If you would like to participate but don’t have a team, the Challenge Coordinator can allocate you into an existing team.

Final results will be averaged to compensate for varying numbers in teams.

For more information, please contact Challenge Coordinator Barbara Kupke by email or phone 8201 5123.

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