The School of Public Health and Health Professions is hosting the fourth annual Step Challenge! The 2019 challenge is a part of our school's annual National Public Health Week celebrations, taking place during the month of April.
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. Participants will be asked to sync or log their individual step counts, with each participant’s submissions contributing towards the collective goal during the month of April. All participants will qualify to win various prizes each week throughout the contest ranging from yoga mats to iPads.
Sign up anytime during the month of April.
All past and new participants must create a new account login and password. Click on the 'I'm new to MoveSpring sign up now' blue button when you Register for the Step Challenge.
If the organization code field is not already prepopulated, please use: "UBSteps19"
Refer a friend to sign up for the step challenge and you’ll be entered to win additional prizes! Participants must enter your name during the registration process for you to qualify for the referral.
Individuals wanting to participate in the 2019 Step Challenge can do so by simply signing up. You do not have to join a team to participate individually.
Encourage one another to step by signing up as a team! Once you've joined the 2019 Step Challenge Group, you have the option to join a team or create a team.
If you choose to join a team, please make sure it's a team that you were invited to join. Please do not join a team randomly. You are welcome to join the UB SPHHP team if you do not have a team, but would like to be part of one.
You can also create a team. Teams must be 2 or more people. Once the challenge begins April 1, 2019, you will not be able to change teams.
If you sign up and join a team, you are eligible for the individual participation prizes.
If you have a team established with a team captain who already submitted a team name, you can easily join that team by clicking on the 'Join a Team' green button. Please do not randomly join a team unless you have been invited by the team captain. You can create a team, by clicking on the 'Create a Team' button. Teams must have two or more people to participate.
More prizes than ever are going to be awarded during the 2019 Step Challenge! Winners will be announced each week of the contest with grand prize winners announced at the contest completion.
Each week of the step challenge begins on Sunday and ends the following Saturday until the end of April unless otherwise noted.
*There is a five day grace period for entering step submissions.*
*A team is considered two or more people.
*Results for the winning teams and the top stepper displayed in the app are not final. Final results will be checked before the final winners are announced.
Want to have an opportunity to win even more prizes?
Throughout the challenge, we encourage participants to post pictures and/or videos of you (and your friends) participating in the 2019 Step Challenge on social media.
To participate in the social media contest:
Winners for the #UBSteps19 social media contest will be announced weekly.
*Users submitting for the social media contest must have their posts set to public so they can be viewed.
For participants without their own step tracking device, a limited number are available. If you are in need of a pedometer in order to participate, please fill out this Google form.
Questions about registration, rules, prizes, and accessibility acommodations, email us at
Questions about the MoveSpring platform, contact the MoveSpring support center.
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On the web:
For participants who need alternative access, the step challenge team will help you register and log your steps. Participants who need to utilize alternate access will receive a response in 1-2 business days. You have the option to email or call us with the record of the number of steps for the week to Jackie Hausler or Caryn Sobieski-VanDelinder at firstname.lastname@example.org or, (716) 829-6704 or (716) 829-6701 respectively between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. We will manually enter your steps and answer any additional questions you may have.