OCTOBER 1st - 31st

Go from 000-9000 steps a day!

So you want to shake off some of those COVID kilos, improve your mental health and help out The Code 9 Foundation?

This is where you come to join the team and register to support the 000 - 9000 steps challenge for The Code 9 Foundation.   The first steps to improving your physical and mental health and supporting the health of first responders starts here.

The response to the pandemic has been a trying time for our front-line first responders and they need your support more than ever.   Your whole registration fee goes straight to programs designed to support first responders from Ambulance Victoria, Fire Rescue Victoria, Victoria Police and ESTA (000 Operators) with mental health injuries.

The connection between exercise and improved mental health is well documented and let’s face it, the pandemic home restrictions have made us all aware of what it is to have our mental health impacted, how important it is to exercise and how much exercise impacts on your own general feeling of wellbeing.   All this, packaged up with the important benefits of improved heart health and knocking those COVID kilos away by walking 9000 steps a day as well as helping a great charity. You can choose to make October a month of great personal development and community impact.   

The simple act of measuring the steps you take around the house during the day, using your Fitbit, Apple watch, Garmin or a downloaded Pedometer on your smart phone, will all count towards your progression to 9000 steps.  Mix this in with 2 x 3.5 km curfew hour walks or runs a day and you will reach 9000 steps in no time.

You won't only be getting fit and helping an awesome charity, there will be regular prizes too!!  October is “Mental Health Month” as well, so let’s get stepping team!

To participate simply follow the steps below.

Click the Register Now button, sign in and pay the registration donation to Code 9 ($20)

Now, step up, it's game time!!


Set up your smart device to be ready to record your steps - A Fitbit, a Smart watch, a Smart phone and a Pedometer app is all you need.  Pedometer or step counter apps are available from App Store and Google Play.   There are heaps of app options, check their rating for the one that suits your device.


Register now and get stepping for The Code 9 Foundation for October.  #000to9000


Unable to step up but still want to help?


If you're unable to commit to the 000-9000 Step Up Challenge this time, but would still like to show your support to your First Responders with PTSD, why not make a donation?

Help The Code 9 Foundation to provide support and life saving assistance dogs to those suffering from PTSD.
Your donation will assist The Code 9 Foundation in supporting the mental health of current and veteran first responders, 000 operators, and their partners and carers through a range of projects and activities.

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