About the Event

What is Active August?

Active August is a virtual distance challenge event that is completed throughout the month of August. You can walk, run or ride to raise funds for those living in poverty.

Why should I get involved?

Your participation can give a step up to people living in poverty, helping them break the cycle of poverty for future generations. What an incredible reason to get active this August!

What is my fundraising supporting?

All funds raised by participants are used towards the life-changing work of ADRA both in Australia and overseas with a focus on improving health, creating access to education, increasing livelihoods and responding to disasters.

Getting Started

How do I track my activity?

To log your activity during Active August, you can either use the dashboard on the Active August website or sync your activity tracker.

How do I join a team?

Setting up a team is easy. You can either set one up through the signup form or once you have registered and are directed to your dashboard, you can click on "Create a Team." This step will allow you to create a team by choosing a unique team name and a fundraising target.

To join an existing team simply search for a team page, then select the "Join a Team".

How many people can I have in my team?

You can have as many people join your team as you wish. There are no limits on how many people can participate.

Does it cost anything to register?

Registering for Active August is free!

Can I still register after the challenge has started?

Yes, you can! We encourage you to register before the challenge starts so you can share the experience with others, however you can take part in the challenge at any time throughout August.


Are donations tax-deductible?

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Anyone who donates online will automatically receive a tax receipt via email.

How do I share my fundraising page?

Share your unique fundraising page URL via social media or email to encourage your friends and family to support or join your team.

How do I find a friend or family to donate to?

Please use the search bar at the top of the Active August website.