Conquer your next fitness goal and raise funds for Aussie hearts
Ride 100 km in a weekend, climb a mountain (or two!) or take on an ocean swim – turn your next physical challenge into a fundraiser in support of Aussie hearts.
You can Do it for Heart alone or in a group – take on a solo challenge or join forces with your friends.
How it works
Create your challenge
Register your challenge and set up your personal fundraising page. If you don’t feel like taking on a challenge on your own, you can register as a team.
Ask for donations
Email your contacts, post on social media, and ask your friends, family and colleagues to donate and spread the word about what you’re doing.
Conquer your goal!
Make sure you keep your supporters updated on your progress. Once you achieve your goal, don’t forget to send a thank-you email to everyone who contributed – and be sure to tell them how much you raised!
What you'll get
After you’ve signed up, you’ll get access to free downloadable resources, our top fundraising tips, and template emails to ask for sponsorship and thank your donors.
Create your own fundraising page to tell your story, share updates and ask your friends and family for support.
Our fundraising experts will support you every step of the way with ideas and advice.
Not sure if your idea’s going to work? Got a question or need advice? Get in touch whenever you need us.
Need some inspiration?
Here are the Do it for Heart team’s top 4 challenge ideas.
Trek a mountain
Aim for the summit of one of Australia’s most beautiful peaks, from Mt Warning to Kosciusko or the stunning Cradle Mountain. Go solo or with friends - the view from the top can be enhanced by good company!
Do 50 squats a day for a week or 30 squats a day for 30 days
The actual number doesn’t matter – what’s important is the challenge you set for yourself.
Cycle 100 km in a weekend
Explore the world on two wheels in the company of family or friends. Discover new places, push your fitness to the next level and challenge yourself to see how far you can go.
Conquer 10,000 steps a day for a month
Longer-term fitness challenges are more likely to become a habit, which means a Do it for Heart challenge can lead to a lifetime of better heart health.
No matter what sort of challenge you choose, your efforts will help to end the heartache caused by heart disease.
Ready to take on a challenge to help save Australian hearts?
Not sure if your idea’s going to work? Got a question or need advice? Get in touch with the Do it for Heart team for fundraising help and support.
Lucas ran a marathon
Lucas Chesterton was devastated when his dad was diagnosed with heart failure. But rather than giving in to despair, Lucas decided to take action: he became a Do it for Heart fundraiser, signing up to run the Astana Marathon in Kazakhstan and raising almost $5,000 for Aussie hearts.
“It was physically and mentally the toughest thing I have ever done but knowing there was a bigger purpose as to why I was doing it made it easy.”
Lucas Chesterton, Challenge fundraiser
Want to join an organised challenge?
Pound the pavement while taking in the streets of Melbourne. Sign up for a 5.5km, 10km or half marathon challenge 16 July 2023.
HBF Run for a Reason
HBF Run for a Reason is back! Good cause, good health, or just for a good time? What’s your reason? Join us Sunday 21 May.
Sunshine Coast Marathon
Be part of the Sunshine Coast Marathon. Take part in the 2km, 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon races, August 2023.
Run, jog or walk your way past some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks this October. Sign up now to finish your race with a lap of honour around the MCG. Sunday 15th October.
Beating Hearts Bootcamp Challenge
Strengthen your way to a healthy heart by taking on the Beating Hearts Bootcamp challenge this April.
See other challenge fundraisers and the amazing work they are doing.
Not ready to take on a challenge? Why not try one of our other fundraising opportunities.
Celebrate by requesting donations in place of gifts for your special day
Host a friend, family or community event and raise funds for Australian hearts
Quit something, and get sponsored to leave that bad habit behind