Get active this Australia Day!

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Words: Emilie Sharp & Latoya Walker

Australia Day is one of the best days of the year to get outside and enjoy everything this beautiful country has to offer. We’ve rounded up some of the best active Australia Day events on offer to help you make the most of the long weekend!

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Havaianas Thong Challenge 2015

The Havaianas Thong Challenge is entering its 10th year and this is your chance to represent both your state AND your country. Each year, the states battle it out to see who can get the most people involved with Cottesloe beach in Western Australia taking the title for the past three years running. There are only a limited number of registrations available on the day so online registration is definitely recommended. So get in fast so secure your inflatable thong and a good time! Click here to register or visit www.havaianasthongchallenge.com.au for more information.

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Locations

Mooloolaba, QLD
North Bondi, NSW
Torquay, VIC
Glenelg, SA
Cottesloe, WA

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The Great Sydney Swim and the Swimland Great Australia Day Swim, Sydney and Melbourne

Calling all water babies! Why not dive in and have a splash in Australia’s beautiful ocean this Australia Day? The Great Sydney Swim and Melbourne’s Swimland Great Australia Day Swim are two great swimming events. With lots of options to choose from there are events to suit all ages and swimming abilities.

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Nova’s Giant Slip and Slide

Nova’s Giant Slip and Slide

Embrace your inner kid and slide down to check out Australia’s largest Slip and Slide. The 315m inflatable slide will be making an appearance in Melbourne 24 January on Lansdowne Street and will hit Sydney 26 January in Centennial Park. So grab some friends and slide on down to see what all the fuss is about!

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Nova’s Giant Slip and Slide
Website: www.slidestreet.com.au

Australia Day Fun Runs

Want to really work up a sweat this Australia Day? A fun run is the perfect way to do it! Fun runs will be taking place nationwide on 26 January. To find an event at a location suitable for you head to:

Australia Day Fun Runs
Website: www.runningcalendar.com.au

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Emilie is a tea and travel enthusiast with a love for health and fitness. Emilie loves writing and endeavours to combine this with passion and knowledge of all aspects of wellbeing. An avid gym-goer, Emilie is in her element when she’s sweating it out during a high-intensity workout. As well as this, she loves walking by Australia's beautiful coast-line and has resolved to pracice more Yoga. She loves anything fashion related but feels most comfortable when she’s decked out from head to toe in active wear and has a sneaker collection like no other! Emilie is a self-proclaimed food lover and fuels her body with fresh, nourishing fare.