Oceans to Outback is your chance to achieve some serious health goals — for yourself, and for those living in rural and outback Australia.
Challenge yourself this October to get fit and raise vital funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You can choose to walk, run or ride a distance below … or one of your own design!
Choose your own adventure
1km for every 1000 Australians who can’t easily access basic healthcare.
Average 1.4km each day in October or 9.5km each week.
1km for every Flying Doctor aircraft saving lives across Australia.
Average 2.5km each day or 17.6km each week.
1km for every year RFDS has delivered medical care to the furthest corners of Australia.
Average 3km each day or 21.5km each week.
Content - Cycle
The RFDS provides vital 24/7 aeromedical emergency retrieval and patient transfers across rural and remote Australia.
Average 8km each day or 55.8km each week.
Ride 1km for each patient flown every 48h.
Average 19.6km each day or 137.5km each week.
Ride Ride 1km for every patient helped by the RFDS each day.
Average 34.2km each day or 236km per week.
Content - Walk or Run
Got something else in mind? You can nominate any distance during registration. Oceans to Outback is a month-long adventure. Choose a distance that can be done in short bursts daily, or on a weekly or fortnightly basis.
Spread the word
Once you’ve registered, set your next big goal: your fundraising target. Choose an inspirational goal that reflects your incredible efforts. Once you’re done, share your fundraising page with your friends and your family. Ask them to support your kilometres with a donation! Raise $550 and you’ll receive your Oceans to Outback Crew Member lapel pin. Raise $1000, and you'll join the exclusive First Class Response Team!
Start your challenge
Walk, run or ride your distance on any route. Slog it out on the treadmill, run on your favourite trail with your partner, or throw down the challenge to your workmates.
Do your activity on your way to work, after your training session, or every weekend. Find a routine that’s best for you.
Make it fun and supportive. Ask a friend, family member, or colleague to join you and keep each other accountable. And you can even create a team!
Hit the road, the gym, your favourite trail or go on a long-distance adventure. Or why not combine all of the above!
Track your kilometres and travel across Australia
As you progress through your challenge, you’ll unlock access to eight featured Royal Flying Doctor Service locations. Hover over each base to learn more about your impact. While you’re there, check out how many participants have reached the same milestone.
Journey (virtually!) from the ocean to the outback, and discover how the funds you raise can improve health outcomes across Australia. Log your KMs to travel to all seven RFDS locations. Go Further to unlock a secret 8th base with exclusive content!
How to log your kilometres and start your journey
Connect your fitness app
1. Using your device, download FitBit, Strava or Map My Fitness.
2. Sign up, start tracking and get going on your first walk, run or ride to keep the Flying Doctor flying!
3. Login to your dashboard, click the LOG MY KMS button on 'Your virtual trip around Australia' map and connect the app.
Log your kms manually
1. Login to your dashboard and click the LOG MY KMS button on 'Your virtual trip around Australia' map.
2. Under ‘Add activity’, enter the date and distance of your walk, run or ride.
3. Now you can go further to keep the Flying Doctor flying!