5km a Day Walking Challenge
Join the movement by walking 5km every day in October. Make a change, one step at a time, and support the 400,000 Australians living with dementia.
When: 1 to 31 October 2023
Where: walk anywhere, anytime
Welcome to your next Facebook Challenge
Your efforts will contribute to vital support, education, and research. Register now, receive an exclusive welcome pack, and take every step with purpose! Here's how you can join:
Join the group
Connect with like-minded individuals in our dedicated Facebook Group.
Register your page
Fill out the form in the Facebook Group and activate your fundraising page.
What's in it for you?
Joing the challenge and receive a welcome pack with an exclusive T-shirt, activity calendar and a trusty pen. But that's not all, you'll also:
Support 400,000 Australians living with dementia.
Get a fitness boost and enhance your wellbeing.
Connect with a fun and supportive community.
Make a real difference and become one of our heroes!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to complete my 5km - walking your running?
The choice is all yours! We designed this challenge to be flexible, so you're welcome to walk, jog or run your way through the 5km. The most important thing is that you're moving and making a difference!
Do I need to complete the 5km all in one go?
This challenge is all about what works best for you! If you prefer to cover the entire 5km in one continuous stretch, go for it! Alternatively, you're welcome to divide the distance into smaller segments—perhaps some in the morning and some in the evening. The key is to complete the daily 5km in a way that fits into your lifestyle.
Must I complete 5km every single day?
While the challenge is designed to encourage you to complete 5km daily, we understand life happens. If you miss a day, you're welcome to make up for it by walking 10km the following day. The goal is to make the challenge work for you while staying committed to the cause.
How do I accurately track my kilometres?
There are multiple ways to keep tabs on your distance. If you own a fitness watch, that's a convenient option. Alternatively, there are numerous kilometre-tracking apps available for smartphones—simply browse your app store to find one that suits you. Please note that while these apps can be helpful, they are not officially endorsed by Dementia Australia. Choose the method that works best for you to keep your journey accountable.