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Red Cross Journey

Red Cross Journey will take place again in May 2018. Registrations will open in April and you can start counting your steps from 8 May - World Red Cross Day.

Join hundreds of others to:

  • raise funds to help vulnerable in your community and around the world
  • keep active during autumn doing 10,000 steps a day
  • follow the journey of a refugee family or Red Cross worker
  • make up a team of friends, family, workmates and show you support the good work of New Zealand Red Cross

We'd love you to join us! For more information, email getfundraising@redcross.org.nz.

How it Works

Step 1: Choose a journey

Kath, disaster response volunteer
Kath, disaster response volunteer
Tamim family, former refugees
Tamim family, former refugees

Step 2: Create your own fundraising page

Step 2: Create your own fundraising page

When you register for Red Cross Journey, you’ll create your own fundraising page. You will receive a unique URL (web address) which you will be able to share with your own networks – friends, family, colleagues, flatmates, neighbours… everyone! – and ask them for donations.

Step 3: Track your distance and receive notifications

Step 3: Track your distance and receive notifications

Every step you take during a normal day can be counted towards your target. The easiest way is to use a pedometer that counts all your steps. At the end of the day/week, you can manually enter them into your page. If you don’t have a pedometer, you can buy a Red Cross one here.

Another way to measure your steps is to download a free step counter onto your smartphone (this means you need to carry your phone at all times). If you’ve got Strava or MapMyFitness then it’s even easier! These two apps will feed your steps directly to your Red Cross Journey page.

Check our Resources section below for more information about how to track your distance and use apps.

Step 4: Raise funds and help us do good

Step 4: Raise funds and help us do good

The more money you raise, the more you help Red Cross support people in need in New Zealand and overseas. When supporters like you join Red Cross Journey to raise money, you help us respond to disasters like Edgecumbe, Havelock North, Kaikoura, Canterbury, run community development programmes throughout New Zealand, support former refugees, provide community transport, teach life-saving skills to children, deliver Meals on Wheels, support people in need overseas and so much more.

News

Netballers take up challenge from rugby player Brad Shields

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netballers Monica Falkner and Sam Sinclair have taken up the Red Cross Journey challenge in a bid to out-step Wellington rugby player Brad Shields.

The duo have eagerly signed up for Kath’s journey...

Red Cross Pedometers

Need a sidekick to keep you on track with your Red Cross Journey fitness goals? Who will remind you of how many steps you have taken and the distance you have travelled?

Look no further, your perfect partner during the Red Cross Journey has arrived and is in our online store here.

Eastbourne Team going the extra mile

A group of Eastbourne residents have taken the Red Cross Journey very seriously by walking home from the Wellington CBD. Armed with wet weather gear and torches, Alice, Gayle, Lisette and Andrew walked the 25km from work to home on Monday 8 May – the first day of Red Cross Journey...

Rolleston College on a Journey

Almost a quarter of the students at the new Rolleston College in
Canterbury are ramping up their steps this month as part of the Red Cross
Journey fundraising campaign.

Brad Shields makes every step count

Wellington rugby player Brad Shields is joining the Red Cross team this year and taking on Red Cross Journey.

Brad Shields is helping spread the word about Red Cross and challenging Kiwis to step up this winter to support vulnerable people.

Netballers take up challenge from rugby player Brad Shields

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netballers Monica Falkner and Sam Sinclair have taken up the Red Cross Journey challenge in a bid to out-step Wellington rugby player Brad Shields.

The duo have eagerly signed up for Kath’s journey...

Red Cross Pedometers

Need a sidekick to keep you on track with your Red Cross Journey fitness goals? Who will remind you of how many steps you have taken and the distance you have travelled?

Look no further, your perfect partner during the Red Cross Journey has arrived and is in our online store here.

Eastbourne Team going the extra mile

A group of Eastbourne residents have taken the Red Cross Journey very seriously by walking home from the Wellington CBD. Armed with wet weather gear and torches, Alice, Gayle, Lisette and Andrew walked the 25km from work to home on Monday 8 May – the first day of Red Cross Journey...

Rolleston College on a Journey

Almost a quarter of the students at the new Rolleston College in
Canterbury are ramping up their steps this month as part of the Red Cross
Journey fundraising campaign.

Brad Shields makes every step count

Wellington rugby player Brad Shields is joining the Red Cross team this year and taking on Red Cross Journey.

Brad Shields is helping spread the word about Red Cross and challenging Kiwis to step up this winter to support vulnerable people.

Netballers take up challenge from rugby player Brad Shields

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netballers Monica Falkner and Sam Sinclair have taken up the Red Cross Journey challenge in a bid to out-step Wellington rugby player Brad Shields.

The duo have eagerly signed up for Kath’s journey...

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