How it works

One Foot Forward is a FREE virtual walking event perfect for everyone.

It’s easy to take part and gives you the chance to get moving for a great cause this October!

The challenge is to walk 40km, 60km, 100km, 150km, or a distance that suits you, for the 1 in 5 Australians who experience a mental illness every year.

By taking part, you are helping fund crucial mental health research and support services at Black Dog Institute.

How It Works

1. Sign Up

Simply choose your distance (40km, 60km, 100km or 150km) and walk (run or roll) throughout October to raise funds for mental health.

2. Get Sharing

Share your page with your friends, family and colleagues and let them know you’re taking on an awesome challenge.

3. Get Walking

Take on your challenge at your own pace during October and log your kms on your fundraising page.

Paul Rudd takes part in One Foot Forward every year:

"I went through a bad patch with my mental health when I hurt my back and I needed a lot of time off to recover. I had limited mobility, so I started to lose contact with the outside world. Then I lost interest in doing anything at all. My mind just clouded all positive thoughts.

It took me two years to rebuild myself. So when I heard about One Foot Forward I decided to take part. I wanted to connect with other people who had been through something similar.

“The community is a big, supportive family.”

To anyone thinking about taking part in One Foot Forward, I say ‘Do it!’. You get to enjoy the fresh air and get your blood moving. It’s also a fun community thing. Above all, it helps raise funds and awareness that help is out there if you need support for your mental health.”

Register your interest now and join Paul in One Foot Forward 2024.

Register your interest for One Foot Forward

Join our community and let's create better mental health for all Australians.

Register your interest now