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Move For Mental Health – Hike or Paddle Challenge!


M4MH Hike or Paddle Challenge!

At Offtrack we love supporting those in the community that help others and strive to improve the world we live in! Kylianne from #MOVEFORMENTALHEALTH is a great advocate of the outdoors and how we can use the resources around us to help our own mental health and raise awareness and funds for those in need of support. Read what Kylianne had to say about the Hike & Paddle Challenge below and how you can get involved.

As we emerge from isolation it’s time to plan some outdoors time.

What better way to celebrate our recreation and movement freedom than to kick off a challenge.

The #M4MHchallenge is encouraging taking ACTION collectively for something bigger than us while individually CHALLENGING our minds and bodies SUPPORTED by others and nature, to experience connection, the outdoors and movement to boost mental well-being.

This is no ordinary challenge, this is in support of @gidgetfoundation incredible work for rural and remote families across Australia who are doing it tough mentally and emotionally.

COVID unfortunately left Gidget unable to run their normal fundraising events that support their ability to provide their services, which COVID the need for emotional support increased.

It didn’t feel right to fundraise using our normal framework around our Cape to Cape Hike this year. Although our hike is still going ahead YAY!

We still want to help. This is how we can help.

All sign ups will be donated directly to Gidget. All those who participate and follow the guidelines will be in the running to be drawn for a prize at the end of the challenge. As always these prizes wont disappoint. They will be revealed soon.

The minimum length is 2km to ensure this is a challenge that ANYONE can participate in, we want this to be something that you get excited about (we sure are) to plan to explore somewhere new, or do an existing route with someone new, explore your own back yard.

We will be bringing you ideas of where you could explore hiking or paddling from people all across Australia. If you have a hot tip that you want to share, DO IT and tag us so we can share too.

Cant WAIT too adventure with you other this challenge and create change for families across Australia