Join ‘Let’s Move’ Devon’s Biggest Ever Community Movement Challenge

For a quick and easy sign up you can follow this short video. The video will show you how to sign up, join a team in your local area, or create a new team. Plus, how to log your activities and ‘moving minutes’.

What is Let’s Move’?

Let’s Move is a new place-based digital challenge and campaign. It launches on the 6th July and will be running for seven weeks throughout the summer.

The challenge and campaign is all about celebrating Devon’s wonderful communities and all that it means to be active in our beautiful county. Let’s Move provides an opportunity for you to join and support your community while being active daily. ‘Community’ could be your town, village, borough, parish, city or even ward.

The core message is that “a little change makes a big difference”, and that amidst the challenges of lockdown, recession and climate change, there is one thing that can help us all: to move more.

The challenge is open to everyone who resides in Devon. We invite and encourage people of all ages from all backgrounds and abilities to take part. All “moving minutes” will contribute to your team’s overall effort, with teams moving up and down the overall leader board as a result. Plus, there are some fantastic prizes to be won, so join in to avoid missing out!

Moving More Has Huge Benefits to Us All

The positive impacts of movement on our physical and mental health, community wellbeing, our shared spaces and the environment are all well proven. Let’s Move is a celebration of this.

Whether it’s getting out on your bike or doing sitting exercises at home, walking into town or dancing round the kitchen, Let’s Move is about movement in all its forms.

The last few months have been difficult for many people in Devon, and it has never been clearer just how important our communities are. Join your community now and “let’s move”. Our bodies, communities and shared future depend on it.

Sign Up Today to Take Part

Simply click on the sign-up button. This will take you to the challenge platform. Here you will find further information on how it all works, such as how to create a team or join an existing community team, and what prizes are on offer.

We will also be creating weekly “local leagues” for each area of Devon. The results of these leagues will be posted every Monday on the relevant Active Devon Facebook groups. In each local league, three prizes will be announced each week with many other prizes available throughout the summer.

Join your local area group to be part of the conversation and keep up to date on further prizes available and who’s leading in your area. The 10 local leagues and corresponding Facebook groups are as follows: Exeter, East Devon, North Devon, Mid Devon, Plymouth, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torbay, Torridge, West Devon.

With hundreds of individual and community prizes to be won, and with a chance to connect in new ways with people in your community and beyond, what are you waiting for: let’s move!

“At Active Devon we passionately believe that being active is important as ever. However, safety is paramount, and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance if leaving their home to exercise. See here for more Guidance on Being Active, and for further advice visit Get Active at Home and Get Active Outdoors. #StayActiveStaySafe.”

Why Take Part?

  • Movement improves our physical and mental wellbeing, making us healthier and happier
  • Movement boosts our energy and connects us with others, making our communities stronger
  • Movement and active travel make our spaces cleaner and greener, and protects the environment

And, if that’s not enough, (did we mention?) there are hundreds of prizes to be won!

FAQs

What Do I Track?

With the Let’s Move Challenge you track daily “moving minutes”. These are minutes when you are doing something physically active during the day. This could be walking your dog, going for a bike ride, doing an online activity session in the comfort of your home, walking into town, or even dancing round the kitchen. Let’s Move is about movement in all its form. All “moving minutes” will contribute to your team’s overall effort, with teams moving up and down the overall leader board as a result.

How Do I Track My Minutes?

You can track your minutes however you like: using your smartphone, stopwatch, or wearable device. Log into the Challenge Platform register your team or join a community team. Then either connect your smartphone or wearable device, or simply login to manually enter the number of “moving minutes” you are doing each day.

How Many People in a Team?

There is no limit to the number of people per team, as long as you have at least five in your team.

Who Can Take Part?

This is an inclusive challenge and is open to everyone who resides in Devon. We invite and encourage people of all ages and from all backgrounds and abilities to take part.

What If Another Team Has More People, Won’t They Get More Minutes?

Your team score will be based on the average “moving minutes” so it’s fair.

How Do You Win?

There are four prize categories with lots of opportunities to win prizes. The four categories are:

  1. Weekly Top Team Prize Draw in Each of Devon’s Ten Regions
  2. Weekly ‘Your Story’ Social Media Prizes
  3. Overall Seven Week Regional Champions
  4. Let’s Move Survey and Movement Matters Bulletin Prize Draws

Prizes range from wearable fitness trackers to ‘active at home’ kits and even a brand-new Apple I-Pad! You can find detailed information relating to all four categories and the prizes on the Challenge Platform.

How Do I Get More People in My Community to Join My Team?

When you have created your team on the Challenge Platform, there is a link that you can use to invite more people. You can also use Facebook to engage with others in your community.

What Do I Track?

With the Let’s Move Challenge you track daily “moving minutes”. These are minutes when you are doing something physically active during the day. This could be walking your dog, going for a bike ride, doing an online activity session in the comfort of your home, walking into town, or even dancing round the kitchen. Let’s Move is about movement in all its form. All “moving minutes” will contribute to your team’s overall effort, with teams moving up and down the overall leader board as a result.

How Do I Track My Minutes?

You can track your minutes however you like: using your smartphone, stopwatch, or wearable device. Log into the Challenge Platform register your team or join a community team. Then either connect your smartphone or wearable device, or simply login to manually enter the number of “moving minutes” you are doing each day.

How Many People in a Team?

There is no limit to the number of people per team, as long as you have at least five in your team.

Who Can Take Part?

This is an inclusive challenge and is open to everyone who resides in Devon. We invite and encourage people of all ages and from all backgrounds and abilities to take part.

What If Another Team Has More People, Won’t They Get More Minutes?

Your team score will be based on the average “moving minutes” so it’s fair.

How Do You Win?

There are four prize categories with lots of opportunities to win prizes. The four categories are:

  1. Weekly Top Team Prize Draw in Each of Devon’s Ten Regions
  2. Weekly ‘Your Story’ Social Media Prizes
  3. Overall Seven Week Regional Champions
  4. Let’s Move Survey and Movement Matters Bulletin Prize Draws

Prizes range from wearable fitness trackers to ‘active at home’ kits and even a brand-new Apple I-Pad! You can find detailed information relating to all four categories and the prizes on the Challenge Platform.

How Do I Get More People in My Community to Join My Team?

When you have created your team on the Challenge Platform, there is a link that you can use to invite more people. You can also use Facebook to engage with others in your community. 

“We passionately believe that being active is as important as ever. However, safety is paramount, and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance if leaving their home to exercise. See here for more Guidance on Being Active, and for further advice visit Get Active at Home and Get Active Outdoors. #StayActiveStaySafe #LETSMOVEDEVON.”