How it works
Getting involved in The Push-Up Challenge is super simple...
Registering is super easy. You fill out a few details on our 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.
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.
Got a big group? Create a community
A Community is a collection of teams which sits under the same umbrella and is great for connecting your crew, building comradery and a little bit of friendly competition. Communities work well for workplaces, gyms, schools and clubs, or big groups of mates and allows you to see the total push-ups complete and funds raised across your Community. This is super simple to set-up and we respond to all participant queries.
The goal is 3,139 push-ups over 24 days. This is a lot, so we're totally on board if you want to aim for and 25%, 50% or 75% of the target instead. You're also welcome to do alternative exercises if push-ups aren't for you. The target amount per day varies and whilst you can catch up if you fall behind, you can't get ahead. Our App allows you to track your push-ups and see how others in your team are going too. The App is super easy to use.
Whilst fundraising is an optional part of this event, we do encourage it. As the event is free, feel free to throw in a few dollars to support mental health if you like and of course feel free to get your friends and family supporting you and the cause too. Our Legends page shows those who have been the most successful with fundraising. This year, funds were raised for Lifeline, Movember and The Push for Better Foundation.
Super keen for push-ups?
It's never too early to let us know you're keen for our 2023 event. Send your details through and we will touch base when we've firmed up more details about the next push-up extravaganza.
Why take on the Push-Up Challenge?
Getting involved is simple
No cost and very easy to get involved
Fosters a positive community environment where people encourage each other
Gives your people something new to be a part of
Allows your people to learn about mental health
The Push-Up Challenge is a unique way to engage people in mental health
Runs over 24 days in June 2022
3,139 push-ups in total, representing the number of people who died by suicide in Australia in 2020
Track your own and your team's progress online
Learn about mental health
Fundraise for mental health (optional, but a great chance to support critical mental health services across Australia)
Mental health tips are interwoven into the event
A different mental health tip is offered to participants every day.
These tips were practical and grounded in science.
The feedback around these tips last year was overwhelmingly positive.
97% of participants said they learnt something about mental health.
Each day, participants track their push-ups on our phone app or website
See daily targets
Enter ('bank') pushups
See how others are going
Learn about mental health
From app stores (iPhone and Android)
The event is set up so that there are communities, teams and individuals
Participants can take part as an individual or as part of a team, and perhaps also be part of a Community.
For teams, we recommend a team size of no more than 10 people.
A Community is a collection of teams. These are great for large workplaces, schools, gyms, unis or clubs where more than 10 people are expecting to take part.