From April to June, 230 employees in telephone and online population health competed in the nine-week 10,000 Step Challenge – a virtual trek from London to Amsterdam totalling approximately 5,500km.
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Employees formed teams and tracked their progress using pedometers or mobile applications. Numerous mini-competitions, such as the “team selfie competition” and “most improved competition”, were held along the way to keep teams motivated and inspired. For each team that made it to Amsterdam (the finish line), Medibank offered a $100 donation to a charity of their choice, along with individual prizes for teams ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on number of steps logged.
At the end of nine weeks, the 25 teams (comprising 230 employees) had logged a combined distance of 79,953 km! The two winning teams donated their winnings to Heartkids and the Kokoda Youth Foundation, respectively.
Congratulations to all participants for your tremendous efforts in completing this challenge! The positive energy and team spirit were amazing.