School students across the State are encouraged to embark on an exciting fitness journey and walk, run or wheel as part of the Education Minister's Running Challenge.
- Primary and secondary school students across WA are invited to register for the Education Minister's Running Challenge in Term 3
- The challenge aims to increase participation in physical activity, regardless of ability
- Up to 1000 students who complete the challenge will receive free entry into the 2023 Perth Running Festival
School students across the State are encouraged to embark on an exciting fitness journey and walk run or wheel as part of the Education Minister's Running Challenge.
Education Minister Dr Tony Buti said the challenge would be held in Term 3 and was open to all primary and secondary school students. The challenge encourages students to undertake regular physical activity and embrace a healthy and active lifestyle which enhances learning.
Registered primary students will be required to complete one 15-minute walk, run or wheel activity, and secondary students two 20-minute walk, run or wheel activities each week during the challenge from August 7 to September 23. Activities may be completed during or outside of school hours.
All participants will have the chance to win weekly prizes and up to 1000 students, who successfully complete the challenge, will receive free entry into the 2023 Perth Running Festival on 8 October 2023.
Teachers, school staff, parents and carers can register students for the challenge to walk, run or wheel, ensuring it is accessible to all students and abilities. Schools may also be eligible for prizes based on student participation.
Comments attributed to Education Minister Dr Tony Buti:
"This challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students to experience the joy of running and fitness, while receiving all of the benefits associated with an active lifestyle.
"Adopting a healthy and active lifestyle will in turn help students to enhance their learning.
"I know how much I love running for my health and wellbeing and hope this challenge will make a lasting impact on students to help them lay the foundation for a healthier future.
"I encourage all students across Western Australia to sign up, get moving, and challenge themselves to spend more time having fun while being active."
To register, visit https://emrc.perthrunningfestival.com.au.
Hon. Dr Tony Buti
Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests