Stepathlon – Walk around the world at VU

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Monday 1 October 2018

Join a VU team to take part in a 'Stepathlon' – a 50-day (7-week) challenge for team activity equal to a walk around the world!

As part of VU's Thrive: Active Living program, we're signing up teams of five to participate in this fun and healthy program from 1 October.

You'll be encouraged to take 10,000 steps a day through everyday exercise such as:

  • 'walking meetings'
  • lunchtime activities
  • taking the stairs.

Other activities including walking, running, swimming, cycling, weights, yoga, boxing, Zumba, tai chi and pilates are counted toward your step targets.

How it works

You and your team can compete for the top spot on the leaderboard and challenge others to leagues contests for prizes.

The more you move, the higher your team will climb on the leaderboard. Total steps are converted to kilometres to progress teams along the online racecourse around a ‘Virtual World’.

Use devices to track your activities:

  • Track daily steps on your wearable device or the Stepathlon App
  • Enter step totals on the Stepathlon website; Fitbits, Garmins, and the Stepathlon App itself can be directly synced
  • Enter other activities for credit
  • Check the website for prizes as you progress.


Register your team

Contact us and we will place you in a team if you don't have one:

The registration fee is $33 per person for VU staff and students, paid as a team total.

To register:

  1. Form a team of five members including one team captain, and pick a name
  2. All five members have to be registered at once, so team captains need to collect members info, including names, email address and department (check the Stepathlon form for requirements).
  3. Team captains register the team name and pay for the whole team through a cost centre (if your department or College is paying), or via credit card using the payment on-line system.

Changes after submission need to be made through the administrators at

Register your team

More information

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This event has already taken place.

This event runs from 1 October 2018 for 50 days.


Footscray Park Ballarat Road

Join in at any VU campus!

Get in touch

Jessica Harrington
Community Engagement Coordinator
VU Sport
9919 4460