What is the 30 for 30 Country Kids Challenge?

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The 30 for 30 Country Kids Challenge is a personal challenge that asks you to focus on your own health and wellbeing, whilst helping Australia’s country kids along the way by raising vital funds to support their developmental and mental health.

You should aim to log an activity each day for 30 consecutive days.

When does my 30 for 30 Challenge start?

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Your 30 for 30 Country Kids Challenge starts the day after you register.

If you would like to start your 30 for 30 Challenge on a specific day, please hold off registering until the day before. If you've already registered, please contact us and we can help you change your registration so you can commence on your chosen date.

If you're doing the 30 for 30 Challenge as a group and have 10 or more particpants, please contact us on 1800 961 001 or fundraising@royalfarwest.org.au and we can set you up with a 30 for 30 event page just for your group.

What activities can I do?

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Whatever you want! You might decide to chase down a personal best on your favourite running route or you might want to mix it up each day and log 30 different activities. The important part is that you commit to doing just 30 minutes of activity each day that nourishes your physical, mental or spiritual wellbeing. Whatever that is, is completely up to you!

How do I track my activity?

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Simply log into your 30 for 30 Country Kids Challenge fundraising page, then click on your name in the top right hand corner of the page and select "My Fitness Activity" from the dropdown menu. On this page you can enter the date, duration (minutes) and type of activity you have completed. Once saved, the graph on your fundraising page will update to reflect the new activity you have logged.

How do I connect my fitness app?

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Your profile page includes your personal distance tally so you can track your distance towards your target. This is a great way to keep your friends updated on your workouts!

If you track your workouts with Fitbit, MapMyFitness or Strava your distances will automatically add to your tally.

Follow these steps to track your KMs automatically:

1. Download the FitbitStrava or MapMyFitness app and set up your account

2. Log in to your 30 for 30 Country Kids Challenge account.

3. Navigate to 'My Fitness Activity'

4. Under the heading ‘Connect your preferred Fitness app’, click your chosen app.

5. Follow the prompts to connect your account

6. When you next work out, select ‘start your workout’ in the app on your phone. Once you end your workout, save your workout and your distance will be published to the tally on your page the following day.

If you have synced your app already but it is not working, please log in and re-connect it.

When using Fitbit, you must ‘start’ an activity and save it. Your daily steps will not automatically add to your page. If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone.

When using MapMyFitness, you must ‘start’ your workout, ‘stop’ your workout and then ‘SAVE’ your workout.

Your tally will be updated each day with the previous day’s distances.

Remember, you can manually add your kilometres to the tally in your My Fitness Activity tab of your profile after registering. This is a great option if you’re using a pedometer or a different method of tracking your distances.

Follow these steps to manually add your KMs:

1. Log in to your account and select ‘My Fitness Activity’

2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance

3. The number of KMs will now appear on your fundraising page!

Where does my fundraising money go?

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Your money goes directly to Royal Far West to help fund our work in delivering health and wellbeing programs to children who otherwise may fall through the gaps, simply because of where they live.

To find out more, check out the Annual Report here to see more about how many children and families Royal Far West has helped most recently.

Will the funds I raise support children in my local area?

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There are many children in rural and remote Australian communities whose mental and developmental health needs are not being met. The demand for our services is growing constantly, so every dollar raised or donated is more important than ever. However, we cannot direct funds raised to helping a specific child, school or community. The money you raise will go to the area of greatest need, whether it be for services delivered in community, virtually via Telecare or at our Centre for Country Kids in Manly.

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