Five steps to get your workplace walking
We run two challenges a year; in the spring and the autumn. Our 2024 challenges will take place as follows:
Spring Step Count Challenge 2024: 29th April - 23rd June
Autumn Step Count Challenge 2024: 4th November - 1st December
You can also run a bespoke Step Count Challenge just for your workplace at a time that suits you. Here's how the challenge works.
Step 1: Assemble your team
Gather up five colleagues. If there’s more than 5 of you who want to take part, why not set up more teams to create some friendly workplace competition? If there’s less than five people in your team, invite friends and family to get involved too.
Step 2: Register your team
Once you know who’s in, it’s time to register for the next Step Count Challenge. You’ll also need to select your most charismatic, motivational team mate to be Team Captain (or draw straws), and now is also the time to choose your epic team name. The challenge costs £30 per team.
Step 3: Count those steps
From smartphones to wristbands, there’s lots of different tools available for counting steps. You can manually add steps if you are using a pedometer, or sync your Fitbit, Garmin, Strava or Google Fit account. You can also download the Step Count app to update your step count, review your team’s progress and check out the leaderboard on your phone.
Step 4: Get active
Our focus is on motivating you and your team to keep active, stay connected and have some fun along the way. Whether you are a key worker, working from home, or on your daily spell of walking outdoors, every movement counts.
Step 5: Stay on track
Make sure you record your activity through your Step Count Challenge profile where you can track your progress, check out the leader boards and chat to your team. We’ll set goals and provide regular updates and motivation to keep you and your team walking .You get a user account where you can record your steps, message your team and track progress on our leaderboards.
Use our Step Count Challenge Promotion Pack to encourage colleagues to take part, share positive messages about the benefits of being active at work and promote good news stories about your organisation externally. Tell everyone you're taking part in the Step Count Challenge by using our We're Taking Part graphics for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
"Had a lot of fun, competing against other teams in our workplace"
"It was great for team building at work and getting to know your workmates while out for lunchtime walks"
"It helped me to de-stress after having a hectic day at work and home"