FISU Oceania is celebrating International Day of University Sport throughout the month of September by conducting a virtual walk around all its member countries in the Oceania region.
The initiative will see individuals and teams track their daily steps with all totals counting towards the total distance it takes to travel between all 12 of FISU Oceania’s member countries. The total goal is 20,197kms.
“This step challenge is not only a great way to get people active, but it is a terrific way to promote and highlight our Oceania countries and region to a global audience”, states FISU Oceania President Mr David Schmude. “It also enables us to celebrate university sport throughout the whole month of September and work together as one team to achieve a singular goal” added Mr Schmude.
The #LetsWalkOceania challenge commences on 1 September and starts in Brisbane Australia. The route then travels to the following cities and countries
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Noumea, New Caledonia
- Suva, Fiji
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands
- Pago Pago, American Samoa
- Apia, Samoa
- Majuro, Marshall Islands
- Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
- Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
- Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
- Brisbane, Australia
“We are delighted that teams and individual participants from all over the world have signed up to take part in our virtual walk around Oceania”, says Mr Schmude. “With teams from universities and national university sport federations, we are sure there will be some friendly rivalry throughout the month”, added Mr Schmude.
For more information or to join the challenge, visit the Lets Walk Oceania website. Anyone is able to join the challenge at any time throughout the month of September.
About FISU Oceania
FISU Oceania is one of five Continental University Sport Federations. We aim to increase the impact of university, college and tertiary sport across all of our members by leadership, development, engagement and partnerships. We want all university, college and tertiary students of Oceania to be able to participate in sport and leadership opportunities.
About International Day of University Sport
International Day of University Sport (IDUS) is held annually on 20 September.
Officially proclaimed by the United Nationals Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO), this event celebrates and recognises the contribution of university sport to individuals, universities and communities.
Celebrations are held locally at universities, nationally by National University Sport Federations, regionally across the whole of Oceania and globally through the FISU university sport network.
Each year, activities are held to celebrate this annual event and have included intervarsity sport events, workshops, seminars, social sport events, online sport quizzes and pop up sport activities on campus.
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