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Activ8 your Workplace

Activ8 your Workplace, is an initiative which encourages corporate and school staff to take part in the Race Around Australia (RAA), and other initiatives from the School Sport Unit, NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge (PSC), and other department areas.

The Race Around Australia staff challenge website will open on 2 August 2022.Activ8 your Workplace champions and RAA coordinators can create accounts  once they receive their verification email and / or log in. See the email sent 2.8.22. This provides information to send to your participants as well. 

Please read the instructions below in the 'Getting started' show-hide section. 

The Activ8 your Workplace RAA staff challenge officially started on Monday 25 July and participants are able to backdate their activity.

What is Activ8 your Workplace?

Activ8 your Workplace provides an opportunity for all DoE staff to become more active and focus on their wellbeing over an 8-week period during Term 3.

The main activity involves participation in Race Around Australia, a virtual physical activity challenge where teams of colleagues, led by workplace champions, virtually race around Australia. Other activities and webinars will also be offered to re-familiarise participants with the existing departmental support and services that are available.

The main goal of Activ8 your Workplace is to recognise the benefits that can be achieved by focusing on personal health and wellbeing and to have 'more people more active, more often'.  Staff can be involved no matter where their workplace is located – whether it be at home, or in an office. 

What are the benefits of being active?

There are many benefits to being active, especially in the workplace. Physically active employees have lower absentee rates, improved productivity, reduced stress and better mental health. There is also strong evidence that shows when staff are role models for physical activity and commit to good health practices, this can have a positive impact on student physical activity levels and wellbeing.

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When does it start?

In 2022, all DoE staff are invited to participate in Activ8 your Workplace, taking place over 8 weeks in Term 3, from Monday 25 July to Sunday 18 September. 

RAA map distance

This year the RAA staff challenge is travelling south from our starting point in Sydney continuing clockwise around the coast of Australia!

How far do you think your team can make it? The total RAA map distance is 16,000kms. If your team has 30 participants and each of them do 10 RAAkms a day you can get back to Sydney!

Are you up for the challenge?  

Activ8 your Workplace, we are calling for workplace champions to lead challenge initiatives in their workplace. This may include being a Team Manager for the Race Around Australia. Please contact to lead a team for 2023. 

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Last updated: 1 August 2022