The Push-Up Challenge
1 – 24 June 2022
Join the rail community & push for better mental health
The Push-Up Challenge is a fun and easy way to continue the R U OK? conversation, improve your physical and mental fitness, connect & encourage a positive team spirit.
The event started in 2017 with 4 mates completing push-ups to improve their fitness & keep connected. 3,139 push-ups represents the number of Australians who died by suicide in 2020.
In 2021, 174,000 people took part in over 20,000 teams, completing 240 million push-ups, raising $9M for mental health organisations & services.
The target is 3,139 push-ups over the period 1 – 24 June, with the target number each day varying to reflect a different mental health statistic. You record & track your push-ups on a phone app or the website.
If 3,139 seems too much, you can set a target of 25%, 50% or 75% (2,354 or an average of 112 per day). If push-ups aren’t your thing you can do sit ups, squats, lunges (or a combo of them all).
How it works – Register today for 2022
Registering is easy, simply fill out a few details on the registration form where you can register as an individual, create a team, or join an existing team. It’s simple. And it’s free.
Create a team
Interested in joining as a team? Taking part in a team environment can work wonders for motivation and who doesn’t like a bit of healthy competition. Most people take on the challenge as an individual target, but you can also work towards the target together. It’s also a great activity to connect with workmates after Rail R U OK?Day, and keep the conversation going.
Invite people to your team
A team of 1 really isn’t a team is it? Simply share the link of your page with people you know via email, facebook or whatever people use these days. The more the merrier. If you’re a super recruiter, you could set you up in your own Community.
Join our Rail & TrackSAFE Community
A Community is a collection of teams which sits under the same umbrella and is great for connecting with your crew, building comradery and a little bit of friendly competition. TrackSAFE has established a ‘Rail & TrackSAFE Community’ as a hub to track the rail industry’s collective progress, with an option to also raise funds for our partner, Lifeline. To be part of this Community, you need to be in a Team, join an existing Team or create your own.
How to register
- Follow this link, where you will be prompted to register as an individual.
- Set up (or choose) your team and select to be part of the ‘Rail & TrackSAFE Community’
- Promote to your colleagues, friends and family – and encourage them to join your team or make a donation.
The Push-Up Challenge has a stack of tools and promotional resources to encourage participation within your workplace including posters, social media tiles, presentations and videos. Also checkout the Training Guides and Toolkits here – lots of great info to get you started and keep you and your team tracking.