The Push-Up Challenge returns for 2021

Join the push for better mental health with Team  La Trobe!

After a hugely successful 2020 campaign where Team La Trobe pressed their way to 210,572 push-ups and raised $5,139 towards mental health, we are all set to take on the Push-Up Challenge once again from June 1 - 25.

Challenge yourself physically, learn about mental health, engage in some friendly rivalry and help the Team La Trobe community as we aim to make a difference mental health challenges.

From June 1 - 25, we are challenging you to join Team La Trobe to complete a total of 3,318 push-ups, representing the number of lives lost in Australia to suicide in 2019.

For the 2021 event you can aim for 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the push-up target. Push-ups can be done just about anywhere, and you can spread your push-ups out over the course of a day. Other exercise alternatives are welcome such as sit-ups or squats and you can track your exercise by using the Challenge phone app.

Once again you can create your own team. Invite your friends, colleagues or LTU Club teammates to motivate, build connection and join you on the journey.

The number of push-ups required to be completed each day changes to reflect a vital mental health statistic, meaning you’ll receive some insightful mental health tips and facts along the way.

All funds raised through The Push-Up Challenge this year go towards Lifeline Australia, who is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service receiving well over 1 million in-person contacts per year. Fundraising is optional, but it offers a great opportunity to support mental health programs.

Join our Team La Trobe community and thousands of others across Australia to push for better mental health!

How do you get involved? Click on the options below for details on how to sign up to the Team La Trobe (University) Community as an individual or create your own team. But be quick, registrations close on Monday 31 May!

How to register as an individual:

  1. Register here
  2. Enter your details
  3. Once at the ‘Join or create a team’ prompt, select JOIN. As you’ll you be joining Team La Trobe.
  4. Search ‘Team La Trobe’ and simply click JOIN.

How to register as a team (group of friends, business area or LTU Club):

  1. Team leader or captain to firstly register here
  2. Team leader or captain to enter their details
  3. Once on the home page go to the SETTINGS and select CREATE TEAM
  4. Enter your team name and details.
  5. Invite your team members to join.
  6. Once your team is created click here to join the Team La Trobe (University) Community.