10,000 Steps Community Challenge reaches halfway point

Participants in the Burdekin 10,000 Steps Community Challenge have logged more than 36 million steps as they reach the halfway point.

Community Development Manager Tony Vaccaro said there were 175 residents taking part in the event which was a Burdekin record.

“We have had a fantastic response to this challenge and I congratulate all who are taking part,” he said.

“It’s great to see so many people take up the challenge to improve their general health, fitness and wellbeing.

“We’ve reached the halfway mark now and some of the individual totals are huge.

“The women are certainly stepping all over the men at this stage!”

Mr Vaccaro said the total steps of all participants as at Monday this week was 36,148,224.

“Our leading woman is Deb Harris who has reached 846,468 steps and Ian McChesney-Clark leads the men with 442,111,” he said.

“Participants log their steps on the 10,000 Steps website and it is important that if any team members pull out to let our office know to ensure the statistics are as accurate as possible.

“There have been a few issues with some of the pedometers not working, but there are replacements on the way.

“If anyone does have a broken pedometer, please make sure to return it to Council for replacement.”

Mr Vaccaro said participants also were getting health, fitness and wellbeing incentives and advice from NRGIZE Fitness, Curves, Weight Watchers, Sportfirst and Fit 4 Life NQ.

If any participants are having problems, please contact Lauren McKaig on 4783 9832 or

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