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About the One Million Step Challenge

What is the One Million Step Challenge?

We are challenging you to take one million steps over 12 weeks, starting from the 1 July. That’s roughly 10,000 steps a day. Walk, dance or run; how you take that many steps is up to you.  We also challenge you to step it up for people living with diabetes by raising sponsorship for every stride you take. Together we will step towards a future where diabetes can do no harm.

How do I register?

You can register to take part in the One Million Step Challenge here.

Is there a registration fee?

It is free to take part in the One Million Step Challenge. But we encourage you to raise as much sponsorship as possible, which will help us to save and change the lives of people living with diabetes in the UK.

When is the One Million Step Challenge?

The challenge starts on 1 July and runs for 12 weeks until the end of September. But you can get started fundraising as soon as you want to!

Can I start stepping after 1 July?

Yes. You can get started at any time during the 12 weeks of the challenge, but the earlier you start stepping, the easier it will be to complete the one million steps. But it is never too late to get started logging steps and raising funds

Do I get a medal?

If you raise £25 or more, we’ll send you our limited-edition One Million Step Challenge medal after the challenge has ended. But the medal is not the only incentive for you to earn.

Can children take part?

Yes, but an adult will need to register them (all details on the form must be of the adult). We don’t have permissions to speak to under 18s about fundraising and the challenge.

Fundraising

Is there a minimum amount to be raised?

Just try to raise as much as you can. If you raise £25 or more, we’ll send you our limited-edition One Million Step Challenge medal once the challenge has ended.

How do I send in money donated on to my tracker page?

No need to. The money donated onto your tracker page comes directly to us.

Do I have to fundraising online?

Your online fundraising page is a quick and easy way to get donations from friends without any money changing hands, but you don’t need to fundraise this way. If you would rather fundraise the more traditional way, using the sponsorship forms, that’s absolutely fine. We will have included sponsorship forms in the pack that we have sent out to you, but you can download more from our resource page.

How do I send in money raised offline?

The easiest way is to put the money in to your account and send a cheque to the address written on the sponsorship form (126 Back Church Lane, London E1 1FH. Include your sponsorship form, or a note with your name). Or over the phone by credit/debit card to the number on the form. If you need more forms, we’ll let the fundraising team know and they’ll send some out to you.

Where can I download additional sponsor forms?

You can download sponsorship forms here, or get in touch with us and we’ll post some out to you.

Technical support and tracking your distance

Where should I do my stepping?

You can take your steps everywhere and whenever suits you, be that walking to the park, home from work or round the supermarket. Every step counts.

How do I track my steps?

There’s a number of different ways for you to track your steps. You could use a basic pedometer, or a free app on your smartphone, or you could register with Strava or MapMyFitness. If you’re using a pedometer you can manually input your steps onto your profile page. If you’re using Strava or MapMyFitness, your steps will be automatically uploaded onto your profile.

Do I have to take the one million steps all in one go?

No, you have 12 weeks to complete the one millions steps, that’s roughly 10k a day. Nice and steady is the way to go.

I’m taking part as a member of a team, do we walk one million steps each or split that target between us?

It’s completely up to you. You can each take one million steps, or you could split out the million amongst your team and reach the target collectively.

What is the tracker platform?

This is where you can keep a track of your steps and fundraising, all in one place. You can set up a profile page – adding an image and personal story – and start earning virtual badges and climbing up our steps and fundraising leaderboards. You can also share your profile page with friends and family, so they can see the amazing challenge your undertaking – as well as the progress you’re making - and show their support by making a donation.

How does the tracker platform work?
  1. Register to take part in the One Million Step Challenge here
  2. Follow the steps to creating your profile page, where you can keep a track of you stepping and fundraising all in one place
  3. Share your profile page far and wide, so friends and family are aware of the incredible challenge you’re undertaking and get sponsorship for every stride
  4. From the 1 July, you’ll be able to start logging your steps on your profile page. You can add in the steps manually, or by connecting your page to either Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness so your steps are updated automatically
  5. From the 1 July, get out there stepping
  6. Check your progress on the leaderboards and starting earning virtual badges
What are Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness?

Fitbit, Strava and MapMyFitness are all fitness tracking apps which can track and record your activity. If you choose to use one of them, the steps you take will be automatically uploaded onto your profile page if you link them to your account.

Do I have to use Fitbit, Strava or MapMyFitness to take part?

No, you can add your steps onto your profile page manually. You don’t need to have a Fitbit, Strava or MapmyFitness account to take part.

I don’t have a fitness tracker, like a fitbit or an iwatch, can I still take part?

Yes, you can add your steps onto your profile page manually. But you’ll need a way of counting your steps. You could use a simple pedometer, or a free app on your smartphone that records the steps you’re taking.

How do I get help with my profile page?

If you’re having problems with your page, don’t worry, just get in touch with the Everydayhero support team by emailing help@everydayhero.co.uk

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