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Wulagi Primary School in Darwin holds an annual Walkathon to raise money for their Bluearth program each year. For the last two years, local personal trainer, Amanda Watts, has run a smaller Wualgi walkathon to help the school out with their fundraising efforts.

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Every dollar raised during Walktober will help us create a new generation of healthy, active kids. But even if your family and friends are incredibly supportive of your Walktober goals, you may still feel a little uncomfortable asking them for donations. Fear not! With just a few days of Walktober left to go, we can help you raise some funds without actually asking.

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While most of us are clocking up our Walktober kilometres in and around our neighbourhood, Walktober hero Jacey has ventured a little further afield. She is holidaying in Chile, which has proven to be a beautiful, diverse walking environment.

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Can you walk 3kms a day?


Three kilometers a day. That’s all each Walktober Team member needs to do to complete our Walktober Challenge around Australia. Three kilometers isn’t far at all! It could be your daily walk/run/ride, it could be a cumulative total from moving around the office, doing the shopping and carrying out other daily activities.

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Leigh is a Bluearth Coach who works with students at Northern Bay College – where our Walktober Challenge began. He has seen first-hand the impact our Active Leaders Program has had – not only on the students he works with, but the wider school community. He’s hopeful that money raised during Walktober will mean more students can become involved with the program and experience the joy of being physically active.

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As Walktober is all about supporting programs that inspire Aussie kids to live a healthy, active life, it’s always great to hear from some of our younger Walktober heroes. Read about thirteen-year-old Brylee’s Walktober adventures here.

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One of our international Walktober heroes is Jeff, a Bluearth Board member who lives in California. He is lucky to have some spectacular walking trails close to his home and a willing walking companion in his dog, Holden.

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Walktober heroes: meet Greg


Greg is part of The Team Jacobs; a family who is taking the Walktober Challenge together. He was inspired to sign his family up to Walktober to reinforce how much fun regular physical activity can be, to his three young children.

“I exercise pretty regularly, but decided to join Walktober for my family as much as myself. I have three young kids aged between 5 and 9, and I’m conscious of being a good role model for them in terms of living a healthy life. So as a family this Walktober, we’re aiming to walk at least 200 kilometres.”

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