Resident Stories & Competitions
19 June 2023

Winners Announced for the 2023 Walk, Swim, Dance Across the World Competition

For three months Hometown community teams across Australia have been busy exercising and keeping a tally of the number of steps they take each day. The steps were then converted into kms to see which community got the most steps. and if all the communities combined had enough steps to walk around the circumference of the earth, 40, 075 kms!

Winners of the 2023 Walk, Swim, Dance Across the World Competition

1st place
Edgewalkers from Edgewater, QLD  walked 22,540,300 steps

2nd place
Sunrise Strutters from Hunter, NSW who walked 21,216,964 steps

3rd place 
Grevillea Gallopers from NSW North Coast walked 16,637,796 steps

*A third place award was introduced this year in recognition of the massive increase in interest in this event. 

Silver Grey Rockstars from Rosetta

Community groups embraced this competition with people walking, doing aqua aerobics and even rock n roll classes to build up steps. 

But were there enough steps to walk around the world?

The Hometown communities completed a whopping total of 91,466 kms (120,003,007 steps) – more than twice as many kms as the circumference of the earth (40, 075 kms)!

Ironbark Water Aerobics Team

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