How To Participate
The Step into Spring Challenge is open to Earlham College students, staff, faculty, and alumni.
You may walk or complete an activity anywhere, anytime, Monday-Sunday. Those who complete the 30-day challenge will have walked a minimum of 300,000 steps (or roughly 120-150 miles). If you need help calculating your steps you can download this activity chart to help. Challenge yourself to take a 30-minute walk with a colleague or friend at lunch time or a 5-minute walk each hour—it all counts—whatever works for you!
To participate in the Step into Spring Challenge, register on our qualtrics site, and then enroll on our Challenge Runner website. Sync your smart device (download Challenger Runner App), and start walking. If you cannot get 10,000 steps in a day, you can try again the next day. All participants will need to walk 10,000 steps AT LEAST 25 out of 30 days to be entered into a prize drawing at the conclusion of the challenge.
If you do not have a smart device (smart phone, or activity tracker) to track your weekly steps, the Earlham College Wellness Programs will be providing free pedometers for use with this challenge. They are available for pickup at the Athletics and Wellness Center front desk. If you have an activity tracker that tracks daily steps, you may use that as well.