2017 MITCHELL SHIRE Pedometer Challenge

Lace up, Step out, and get moving this October!

Competition Terms & Conditions

Upon registration as a participant, you will be provided with a password and account. You must not disclose them to anyone else or allow anyone else to use your account or password. You are entirely responsible for any access to your account, and acknowledge that any access to or use of your account by means of the password associated with that account is deemed to be access or use by you.

By registering for the Pedometer Challenge you are consenting to be emailed during the period of October - November 2017 by Mitchell Shire Council about the Pedometer Challenge. The information you provide via the registration policy will be treated in accordance with Mitchell Shire Council's Privacy Policy. Further disclaimers relating to the website are available via our Disclaimer page

Individual and team entrants can compete in the Community competition, which is for all abilities, or for those up for the challenge, the Athlete Competition. 

Individuals or Teams that register in the Athlete category, for the purposes of this challenge, will be defined as someone who is currently training and competing in official events such as triathlons, and half and full marathons. If you plan on converting cycling to steps, you will also need to enter the Athlete category.

Multiple teams can be entered for each workplace. A perfect opportunity to bring your team together. We also encourage friendly competition against other workplaces and community groups!

Individual entries are for a single participant in the competition, while Teams are made up of 4-6 people, with their steps logged weekly by a team appointed team leader. 

Teams and individuals can view their progress on the leaderboard throughout the challenge. 

Mitchell Shire Council will not be held responsible for any failure of the website or email functionality during the period of the competition.

Mitchell Shire Council will not be held liable for the failure of any supplied pedometers, apps or personally owned pedometers. There is a limited number of free pedometers available via Customer Service. Mitchell Shire Council will not be held liable to supply pedometers once these have run out and will advertise on this website that they are no longer available. Free pedometers are available to Mitchell Shire residents only. Anyone can register for the Challenge using their own device.

This competition is based on an honesty system to encourage healthy activity and participation. Mitchell Shire Council will not be held liable for the accuracy of steps entered.

The 'Promoter' of this competition is Mitchell Shire Council. 

The judging of the winner will take place at the Mitchell Shire Council Office, 113 High Street Broadford and be published on Wednesday 2 November 2016. Winners will be notified by email. The winner’s name will also be published on the Mitchell Shire Council Facebook page and the Pedometer Challenge website. 

Prizes as at 21.08.17:

Individual Category (Community): Fitbit

Individual Category (Athlete): Fitbit

Team 4-6 people (Community): $150 Eftpos Voucher

Team 4-6 people (Athlete): $150 Eftpos Voucher

School: $300 Rebel Sport Voucher

School individual student (Female and Male): Fitbit

Most Creative Team Name: $50 Eftpos Voucher

Best Team Photo: $50 Eftpos Voucher

The Promoter reserves the right to substitute any of the prizes above without notice. The Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Prize may not be exchanged. This Prize is also non-transferable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. If for any reason, a Prize Winner cannot receive or accept any component of the Prize, the Prize will be forfeited and another winner will be selected.

The Promoter and its employees shall not be liable for any claims, losses, damages, injuries, costs and expenses suffered sustained or incurred (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) as a result of, arising out of or in any way connected with the promotion and/or its prize, except for liability that cannot be excluded by law.

The Promoter assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of the promotion. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone, network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or referral’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in or up/down-loading any material in this promotion.

If you have any questions about the Pedometer Challenge Terms and Conditions, please contact  community.development@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 5734 6200


The Leaderboard will open on 9 October 2017 and close on midnight on 6 November.

Each week you will have until  midnight on Monday to enter all your steps for the previous week.

You have the option of either entering your steps for each day – or tallying them up and entering the total in the last field (Sunday) for each week.
The Leaderboard will update at midnight each Monday and after that you  won't be able to enter any more steps for the previous week. So be sure to update your steps before the deadline for your best chance to compete. Come back each day if you can, it's a great way to make sure you don't miss out.

If you are a team leader or school, make sure you enter the  total figure for the day in the correct field and don’t forget to use the ‘save’ button at the bottom of the page! 

If you make a mistake, please contact us on 03 5734 6200 and we can help you correct your steps – remember honesty is the best policy!

You can join the Challenge as either an  individual participant or in a  team of 4-6 members or as  a school by signing up below. You'll add your steps to our website Leaderboard during the Challenge. With the last week results due to be recorded by Monday 6 November, winners* will be announced Wednesday 8 November 2017.