Super Steps

Every minute of every day, a sick child is admitted to hospital in Australia.

This May, your challenge is to walk or run 10,000 steps a day for those kids. And bring joy and laughter to their lives.

How? By joining the Starlight Super Steps challenge.

Sign up now and pledge to walk 10,000 steps a day in May. By the end of the month, you’ll be fitter, feeling great, and had plenty of fun along the way. And whether you choose to walk or run, you’ll bring joy to seriously ill children every step of the way.

Are you ready to step up for sick kids?

Join Super Steps in 3 easy steps

Step 1: Sign up

It only takes a minute. You can sign up solo, or take on the challenge with your friends, family or workmates as a team.

Step 2: Raise funds

Your personalised fundraising page makes it super simple. Plus you’ll get support and advice, every step of the way.

Step 3: Step out

You’ll have fun, you’ll get fit, and you’ll join thousands of others stepping up to brighten the lives of sick kids in May.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up to Starlight SuperSteps?

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Head over to supersteps.org.au/register/ and follow the steps.

Or pop over to supersteps.org.au and get some more info. When you're ready, select one of the handy "sign up today" buttons, and you're on your way!

How do I create a team?

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After signing up individually, you'll be asked how you plan to take part in the challenge. To create a team, skip through “create or join an Organisation”, then follow the steps to set your teams goals. You can even add your favourite team pic.

When you complete the sign-up steps, your team will be automatically created, and you'll become a member and team captain.

If the team has already been created by someone else and you simply want to join, select “Join a team” and search for their name.

Alternatively, log in to your Super Steps Fundraising page and navigate to “Dashboard”. Scroll down a little and select “Create a team”. Follow the steps and once complete, you'll be a member of the team.

How do I track my steps?

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There are two ways you can log your steps:

1. Manually in your Fundraising Dashboard

You can count your steps or KMs manually and upload them to your Dashboard.

Scroll down and navigate to “My Fitness Activity", here you can enter the details for your activity. Don’t forget to click ‘Save”.

2. Use Fitbit, Garmin or Map My Fitness to automatically track your steps or distance.

Scroll down and navigate to “My Fitness Activity" in your Super Steps dashboard and select your preferred fitness app, then follow the prompts to sign in or create an account. 

To create an account, download the FitbitMapMyFitness or Garmin app and follow the prompts to set up your account.

Once you've logged in to your fitness app from the link in your Super Steps dashboard, follow the prompts to connect your account.

If you are using Garmin or Map My Fitness, when you next work out, select start your workout in the app on your phone, and select stop when complete. Once you end your workout make sure you save it in the app and your distance will be published to the tally on your Super Steps dashboard and fundraising page the following day.

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

If you are using Fitbit, your daily cumulative steps will sync to Super Steps at the end of each day. If you start and activity and save it, only that activity will sync to Super Steps.

If you are having issues, try syncing through BOTH your Fitbit and the Fitbit app on your smartphone. 

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

Do I need to be able to run to join the challenge?

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We welcome (and encourage) all types of steps. Walking, running, rolling, dancing, etc. The challenge is yours to set your own distance and fundraising goal, so feel free to get creative in how you achieve these steps.

It's your responsibility to ensure your health and safety as part of the challenge.

There is no minimum or maximum distance, it's up to you! 

How do I ask for donations?

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We have lots of fundraising support tools and resources which you can find HERE. There are stacks of social tiles, posters, email templates, and more, that you can download, customise, and use however is best for you.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out in your inbox. We send you emails throughout the challenge with lots of fundraising tips and support, so be sure to check it out. If you can’t find the emails, check your junk/spam, or search for emails from supersteps@starlight.org.au.

You’re also welcome to join the Super Steps facebook group community or Super Steps official Instagram page, and chat with other fundraisers about how to make the most of your fundraising challenge.

If you’d like more support, please reach out at supersteps@starlight.org.au.