Step Challenges are an easy and fun way to bring your team together and promote health and wellness at the same time.
Your first step: Determine your duration — 3-week or 6-week challenge are popular options
World Walking worldwalking.org — FirstService Corporation used this for a recent “Walk Across Canada”
Count It https://www.countit.com/
Adding your event to the Event Calendar in Volunteer Hub will be a great way to track interest and participants and provide an easy way to communicate with them. Ask your Social Purpose Champion to help you add the event to the calendar.
Invitation to participate – suggest sending this a couple of weeks before your start date to give participants time to prepare and to download apps if you are using those for tracking
If including prizes be sure to specify what they are and how to win
Invite participants to share photos/videos from their walks on their favorite social media platforms using the #FirstServeOthers tag
Launch announcement – we suggest sending this a day or two prior to start and include link to Event Listing on Calendar.
Status update – this is a great way to keep people engaged and can create competition and may motivate participants to step it up
Event recap. As part of your recap, don’t focus only on who had the most steps, also calculate total number of steps taken as a group and convert that to other metrics, i.e. equivalent of X miles which is the distance from NY to Florida
Encourage participants take photos and videos of their involvement and to always use the #FirstServeOthers tag in their social media posts!