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The Heart Foundation's Walking program aims to promote and engage Australians in physical activity. Heart Foundation walking groups are free community-based walking groups led by volunteer walk organisers, and are suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. The program helps members to stay motivated by providing a friendly, safe, social environment, as well as a walker recognition scheme offering incentives at various milestones such as 25 walks.
Every walking group is different - they vary in the number of members, and levels of difficulty and meet at a variety of times and days of the week. Everyone is encouraged to walk at their own pace. Walking groups are available throughout every state and territory, including remote communities in the top end and Tiwi Islands.
The program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing and the Queensland Government.
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To find a registered walking group go to the Heart Foundation website and select your state or territory. All registered groups are listed with contact details.