Join us as we Walk The World together, getting active, winning prizes and raising funds for charity.
The walkathon looks a little different this year due to COVID-19. This year we are going to race the other House groups around the world (virtually, of course), and raise money for charity. You will need to download an app, track your movements for 30 days and make a donation to be able to be in the running for a heap of excellent prizes.
The whole community is invited to join in, parents, staff, students and Old Boys.
You don’t need to be a marathon runner to be able to join the fun, just track your daily walks and steps to help support those in need.
Good luck and enjoy getting moving again!
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the start date, you can join any day between now and the end date.
Click the three horizontal lines on the bottom right corner of your screen, click CONNECTIONS, and follow the prompts to connect your fitness step apps.
Then, get moving!
Waverley College Junior School’s annual walkathon has been a popular fundraising event for 30 Years. The Malcolm Sargent Cancer fund (now Redkite) was the walkathon’s first beneficiary, and the event has since supported 21 separate charities, all closely tied to the caring Waverley College community.
Owing to the unprecedented situation that is COVID-19, in 2021 the walkathon needed to be modified. Our community and NSW is still impacted by this pandemic, and the physical and mental affect it is having on Waverley students is significant. This is why we have created an exciting virtual event ‘Walk The World’ with strong ties to the Walkathon.
Keen to continue the tradition, the 2021 walkathon will be a whole school event (Years 5-12, plus staff and parents), for the first time in its history.
Its focus will be:
Students are encouraged to raise funds from family and friends and then register to participate by making a donation via one of four entry donation amounts:
$20 / $50 / $100 / $250
The funds raised will be used to support these charities:
Participating students will be placed into various prize pools shown below. These pools are focused on the most distance moved by participants, and most money donated/raised throughout the 30 days.
N.B All prizes will be drawn by raffle.
$250 entry point Prize Pool: x 2 Prizes valued at $500+
$100 entry point Prize Pool: x 5 Prizes valued at $200+
$50 entry point Prize Pool: x 10 Prizes valued at $100+
$20 entry point Prize Pool: x 10 Prizes valued at $50+
The House group that wins the event overall, will be gifted a special lunchtime reward on campus at the conclusion of the walkathon. We hope this will encourage students to commit to participate and compete to the best of their ability and physical endurance, at the same time doing something to help those less fortunate within our community.
The Walk the World event will be hosted by My Virtual Mission which will go live on Monday 18th at lunchtime.
My Virtual Mission is an innovative online platform and app allowing participants to virtually walk, run, swim or cycle to various major cities around the world in their House group.
They will be virtually racing against the other Houses to see which house gets the furthest in the 30 days. Distance traveled is logged via the Virtual Mission app (which participants will need to download) linking to commonly used step-tracking software (like Strava, Fitbit, Apple Health etc).
All students, staff and parents are invited to participate. Running over a 30-day period, it begins on Monday 18 October (Week 3, Term 4), and ends on Friday 26 November (Week 8, Term 4).
Once participants have registered and entered the event, they then virtually walk, run, swim, or cycle as much as they like for the 30 days, being sure to track their steps through the app and linked tracking software. They can see their individual and House group progress via the My Virtual Mission app.