About the challenge
What is March On with Soldier On?
March On with Soldier On is a virtual walking challenge to raise funds to help prevent veteran suicide. It pays tribute to the sacrifices made by our brave soldiers in Kokoda in World War II, and highlighting the importance of needing to help our soldiers of today.
When is it held?
From the 1st to the 31st of March 2021
What do I need to do?
Simply sign up and walk or run 96km throughout the month of March, the length of the Kokoda Track, and raise funds for Soldier On to help prevent veteran suicide.
How do I sign up to fundraise for Soldier On?
Easy. Just click register at the top right-hand corner and select what kind of fundraising you wish to do. You may want to challenge yourself in an upcoming fun run, have a trivia night with mates, host a morning tea at work, or a bake stall at your child's school. You can make it as simple or as big as you like, for 10 friends or for 100 friends. The possibilities are endless.
Do I need to already be fit to take part in a physical challenge?
Absolutely not. People from all walks of life are welcome to take part. We have people who have done hardly any exercise at all right through the most seasoned athletes are taking part. In fact, it is the perfect thing to help you start a healthy active lifestyle.
How do I log my activity?
Logging your activity show your donors you are “walking the walk”. You can log your kilometers in two ways:
- Link your page to a fitness tracker or app - we are linked to FitBit, mapmyfitness and Strava to automatically sync with your fundraising page and add to your kilometre tracker each time you record an activity (Please allow 24 hours for your activity to show up on your fundraising page); or
- Log your steps manually - simply login to your online fundraising page and head to the ‘My Fitness Activity’ to record your activity.
Even better – you can live stream your workouts and have your supporters watch where your adventures take you.
Can I ask people to join me by forming a team?
Absolutely! The more the merrier. You can ask friends and family to join you or even create teams at your workplace and have some friendly competition between different office departments.
How do I create a team?
Just click the ‘Sign Up’ button and when you get to ‘Create Your Page’, you will be asked if you’d like to create a team or join a team.