From Wednesday 05 to Friday 28 June 2024

The Push-Up Challenge is Australia’s largest mental health and fitness event. Each year, hundreds of thousands of Australians take up the challenge to complete a set number of push-ups that represent the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in the most recent year of available data. We educate participants with daily mental health facts, and participants have the opportunity to fundraise for one of our chosen mental health charities.

Since 2017, The Push-Up Challenge has raised over $40 million for mental health research, programs and services and engaged over 500,000 people to push for better mental health.

How it works

3,249 push-ups for the 3,249 lives lost to suicide

In 2024, the challenge is to complete 3,249 push-ups in 24 days, from 5-28 June (or 1,625 if you’re aiming for the half-target). This represents the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia in 2022 (the most recent available data).

Options to suit your fitness level

We get it. Not everyone’s a push-up pro. That’s why you can choose between the full target (3,249) or half target (1,625) when you register.

You can substitute push-ups with alternative exercises, like sit-ups, squats, wall push-ups, or other exercises. Anything goes.

How to get involved

  1. Register on the link below and join Tattersalls Push Up Team
  2. Spread the word far and wide. Share your fundraising page and invite your pals to register and join you in the push for better mental health. The more the merrier!
  3. Participate! Download the app to check your daily push-up targets, bank push-ups and read the daily Mental Health Facts throughout the challenge. Jump on the app today to practise, get tips and more.

If you want to learn more about this challenge, please email or call 02 9263 9213 for more information.