The School of Public Health and Health Professions is hosting the annual Step Challenge as part of our annual National Public Health Week celebrations. Open to all wishing to participate, the challenge is a fun way to unite the university and greater community while promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices.
Participation is easy! Simply sign-up as an individual or as part of a team, track your steps and win prizes!
Step totals will be submitted on a weekly basis in April. Participants can choose to use their own activity/fitness trackers OR request a pedometer during the registration process.
ALL weekly submissions will contribute to the 2017 Step
Challenge collective goal of taking 200 million steps during
Participants can register in one of two categories: Individual
The individual registration is intended for those who wish to participate in a non-competitive nature. Steps submitted by individuals will help us reach our goal of taking 200 million steps in the month of April. We will be giving away MORE prizes in 2017 for individual participation and step count submissions.
Team registration is intended for those who are truly competitive and desire to take as many steps as they can to improve their team's overall average each week during the month of April. Assemble your team, register and get ready to see which team can take the first place!
A leaderboard will be provided in the weekly progress emails during the competition.
*Participants who register as a team will also be eligible for
weekly participation and social media prizes.
The team registration is closed. Individual registration remains open throughout the entirety of the 2017 Step Challenge.
Pedometers can be picked up at the following location and
Kimball Tower - 4th Floor Lobby
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
*Please note, you must be registered for the 2017 Step Challenge and requested a pedometer upon registration*
Download the spreadsheet to self-track your steps daily and see your progress. Use the electronic fill in XLSX version or print the PDF and write in your steps each day. This is an extra tool to help track your steps. You will need to submit your weekly steps totals through an online form.
More prizes than ever are going to be awarded during the 2017
Step Challenge! Learn how you can win.
We are giving away prizes to lucky individuals just for participating in the 2017 Step Challenge! Names will be randomly selected with winners announced every Tuesday in April.
Each week, 1 featured participation prize will be given out and 5 additional participation prizes will also be given away.
Just for signing up, you qualify for prizes throughout the month. However, you must submit your steps each week to remain eligible.
Each week, we will also award prizes to our step super stars!
These are participants that signed up as part of a team and
contributed the MOST steps for their team that week. Prizes will be
awarded to the top 5 step contributors regardless of the
team's standings in the team competition.
The team that AVERAGES the most steps over a 4 week period (steps are submitted once a week in April) will win the 2017 Step Challenge. Each member of the winning team will receive a prize(s) to recognize their individual contributions.
Be aware that NON-SUBMISSIONS will be factored in as "0"
steps taken by a team member for that week and will impact team
averages. So be helpful teammates and remind one another about step
submission deadlines and encourage dedication throughout the
entirety of the event.
Winners will be announced on Tuesdays and Fridays in our weekly
Step Challenge emails. If you win a prize, please contact us
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to
receive your prize.
Throughout the challenge, we encourage participants to post pictures/video of you (and your friends) participating in the 2017 Step Challenge on social media. Be sure to follow our SPHHP social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) using the hashtag #ubsteps17. We'll be picking our favorite posts each week with winners announced every Friday in April.
1 featured prize will be awarded each week to our
favorite post and 2 additional prizes will also be given
Don't forget to submit your steps! Step totals should be
submitted on a weekly basis.
Whether you registered as an individual or team, you submit your own steps each week using your Unique ID you received upon registering.
Step totals will be submitted once a week throughout the month of April. The deadline to submit steps will be EACH SUNDAY. For the fourth and final week, the deadline to submit step totals will be TUESDAY, May 2.
Below is the schedule for step submission for the 2017 Step Challenge:
The winning team and the total collective steps taken during the 2017 Step Challenge will be announced on Friday, May 5, 2017.
Participants will be able to submit their weekly step totals on our step submission page. A weekly email will also be sent to remind participants of upcoming step submission deadlines.