Take Part in Let’s Walk, Devon’s Biggest Workplace Walking Challenge
Team Up and Enjoy This Fun Workplace Walking Challenge Together
Join the many businesses, organisations and work teams across Devon and take part in the Let’s Walk workplace walking challenge taking place this March (1-31st March 2021).
Whether you are working from home, office based or furloughed, as long as you work in Devon and enter as part of your work team, then this challenge is for you! Teams need to be between three and ten people, however your workplace can have multiple teams.
Throughout these unusual times we’ve all experienced significant changes to our work days and home life. Routines have been disrupted, activity levels may have dropped, and remote working has made it harder for us to connect with our colleagues.
Taking all the above into account we aim to provide a fun and inclusive challenge for you and your colleagues to take part in and enjoy!
Looking after our own health and wellbeing, and that of our colleagues and staff has never been more important. With so many profound benefits to walking and active movement, we will be encouraging work teams to break away from the computer, or sitting at the desk and actively move or walk more to achieve personal and team goals.
For this year, you can also log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked or ”actively moved”. A little change really does make a big difference, and you can build up your steps in and around or outside the house. Plus, you can do this before, during and after your working day, and at weekends.
If becoming healthier and connecting with your team more isn’t incentive enough, there are also lots of “challenge prizes” and “spot prizes” to be won!
Interested in Taking Part? That’s Great! Simply Register Your Interest Today
You’ll just need to fill in the short “Expression of Interest” form by clicking on the link above. We will then get in touch with further information. Once sign up goes live you can then create or join a team, track and log your daily active movement and walking as steps and see how your combined team steps fair against other teams taking part.
Why Take Part?
Creating a walk-friendly culture has huge benefits:
- Walking more improves your health and wellbeing, making you happier
- Walking more boosts energy, morale and productivity, and is good for business
- Walking more makes our communities cleaner and greener, and protects the environment
The Let’s Walk Workplace Walking Challenge is part of Let’s Walk campaign. The campaign aims to get:
- People at work thinking about their health and the power of walking, then walking more. This could be before, during and after work, and at weekends
- People at work engaging more with their community and environment by walking more
- Businesses to support a walk-friendly culture and show commitment and leadership towards a more sustainable future
To find out more about the Let’s Walk Campaign click here.
We also recommend you take a look at the FAQs below. Whether you’ve taken part in this challenge before, or this is your first time, these FAQs can provide you with some really useful information.
What Do I Track?
What Activities Count?Track your steps every day. Any activity which involves steps, counts, whether you’re at work or not. Make your next meeting a walking one, take the stairs instead of the lift, take a walk in your lunch break, why not walk to work? However you like to, get walking.
How Do I Track My Steps?
Using our Challenge Platform, which will be live for you to sign up to, from mid January 2020. Track your steps however you like; use your smart watch, smartphone or a pedometer. Log into the Challenge Platform, register your team and log your steps to take part. You can even log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked, it’s that simple.
How Many People In A Team?
There is no limit to the number of people per team. You can take part with just two or a 100 team members.
What If Another Team Has More People, Won’t They Get More Steps?
Your team score will be based on the average amount of steps, so it’s fair.
How Do You Win?
There will be several categories for overall competition winners, plus weekly incentives with lots of great prizes to be given away including some Fitbits, vouchers and other exciting goodies. Once you register, we’ll be in touch with all the details.
The categories for the overall competition are:
Overall Team winners (average steps and also total steps)
Small (2-10) Medium (11-25) and Large (26+) Teams where we will calculate the average steps taken by each team.
Can Anyone Take Part?
Let’s Walk is an inclusive workplace walking challenge, aimed at businesses, organisations and companies across Devon.
Whether you are working from home, office based or furloughed, as long as you work in Devon and enter as part of your work team, then you can take part. You’ll just need to create a work team or join an existing team of colleagues.
If you have difficulty walking or getting around (mobility), and you use a wheelchair, mobility scooter or walking aid you can still take part and enjoy the challenge. You can either log your contribution as steps or the number of minutes walked or actively moved.
What Do I Track?
The Let’s Walk workplace walking challenge is based on tracking and logging steps. For this year, you can log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked or ”actively moved”. You can also log your steps manually or using your smart watch, smartphone or a pedometer. Combined team steps will then be added to the recognition board.
A little change makes a big difference and you can build up your steps in and around or outside the house, before, during and after the working day, plus at weekends.
Please ensure you are following the latest government guidance.
How Do I Track My Steps?
By using our Challenge Platform.
This will be live for you to sign up to from the 8th February 2021. All you’ll need to do is log into the Challenge Platform, register your work team or join an existing team of colleagues. You can then start tracking and logging your steps from the 1st March when the challenge begins.
This year you can log your steps based on how many minutes you have walked or ”actively moved”. You can also log your steps manually or using your smart watch, smartphone or a pedometer. Combined team steps will then be added to the recognition board.
How Many People In A Team?
You can have between three and ten colleagues per work team entering. However, your workplace can have multiple teams.
Based on past challenges we know that these team sizes work best for keeping up team morale and the ”challenge spirit”. All team members also get to feel involved. So, we have introduced these new team sizes for March 2021.
How Do You Win Prizes?
This year there will be lots of ”spot prizes” and ”challenge prizes” to be won! We will also be introducing a recognition board and prizes will be offered in recognition of goal achievements. Once you register your interest, we’ll be in touch with all the details.
Whilst it’s great to win prizes the challenge is also about aiming to complete your personal and team goals. If you achieve these you’ll definitely feel like a winner! Whether or not you compete with others is up to you, the main thing is that you are walking and actively moving more, and feeling happier and healthier for it.
“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 while continuing to stay active. #StayActiveStaySafe.”
Please note: We had previously communicated this challenge would be taking place in February. However, the challenge has now been moved to March.