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We hit day 30 of the 30-Day Fitness Challenge!

We closed this year’s challenge with great individual and team accomplishments.

Over the month of May, Australia’s property and construction industry sweated, stepped and cycled together to raise an impressive $148,369 for The Haven Project – building homes for homeless youth.

This year’s 30-Day Fitness Challenge was another huge collective effort, with 558 fundraisers and 79 teams recording over 45,000kms by walking, running, cycling or choosing their own fitness activity. Rain and inclement weather didn’t dampen the spirits of our fearless challengers, with some remarkable performances from individuals and teams.

“I’m proud I made it through the entire month and I have managed to reach my 12K goal,” said our individual winner, Vanessa Borg, Project Manager at MPA. “I’m so happy with that achievement. To be personally involved in this fantastic charity is an honour. Love your work Property Industry Foundation!”


A big thank you to everyone in the industry who signed up for the 2022 challenge, with special mention to the following standout achievers:

Top Five Individual Fundraisers

  1. Vanessa Borg – $12,208
  2. Nicholle Sparks – $5,687
  3. Iain Drennan – $4,367
  4. Nick Blom – $4,111
  5. Ioan Morgan – $3,296

Top Five Team Fundraisers

  1. ADCO – $17,545
  2. Team Renascent – $15,782
  3. MPA – $12,208
  4. Frasers Property – $9,059
  5. wtw – $8,221

Walking Champions

  1. Raquel Cruz – 522km
  2. Ross Trethewy – 507km
  3. Jack Ralph – 378km
  4. Marie McDonagh – 344km
  5. Godfrey Frederick – 323km

Running Champions

  1. Geoff Gordon – 353km
  2. David O’Neill – 345km
  3. Williams Tran – 303km
  4. Dean Israel – 301km
  5. Christopher Sayson – 223km

Cycling Champions

  1. Matt Spinaze – 1,122km
  2. Andrew Cosgrave – 994km
  3. Alex Smallbone – 982km
  4. Andrew Fullard – 926km
  5. Richie Neal – 874km

ADCO made it three wins in a row by topping the team leader board, and were also our supporting partners on the challenge. “The 30-Day Fitness Challenge connects people from all over the country, generates a bit of banter around the offices and sites and gives you a little boost knowing you are doing something positive for yourself and the community,” said ADCO Estimating Manager Andrew Fullard.

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Michael Waters, Vincent Torcasio, Gabriella Liberta, Andrew Fullard and Lisa Gerstman.

A special thanks to our principal sponsor CBRE for their support of the challenge this year. It was great to see lots of CBRE staff clocking up the kays during May and have their efforts rewarded with matched donations from the company!

Where Do the 30-Day Fitness Challenge Funds Go?

You got fit for 30 days but the impact you made will help generations of young people.

The Haven Project employs the skills of the construction and building industry to build homes for well-established youth homelessness charities. The programs run by our charities in these warm and welcoming homes support vulnerable young people to rebuild their lives. Find out more about The Haven Project here

If you have any missed or last-minute donations or you would like to make a congratulatory donation to your favourite individual or team challengers for a great 30-Day Challenge, please feel free to do so by clicking below!


The funds raised through your fitness journey take your challenge’s efforts and translate it into a less challenging life for a homeless young person in need. A big thank you to everyone who showed support over these 30-Days and we can’t wait to see you all again next year!