Walking Challenge

Get involved with a little healthy competition.

This multi-week walking challenge will encourage you and your coworkers to get up and get moving! The goal is to move more throughout the day, whether it be parking further away, taking a walk during lunch, or doing an exercise video at home. Participants and teams track their daily steps throughout the challenge and winners are based on team averages.


2018 Fall Walking Challenge: Transylvania Trek, starts October 8

‘Walktober’ is back and things are getting a little spooky! This year’s fall walking challenge, Transylvania Trek, will take teams through haunted and historic locations across Eastern Europe.

New this year! Teams will use a platform called Walker Tracker to manage their team’s steps. Walker Tracker syncs with all devices, including phone apps, so no pedometer is necessary.

Ready to get started?

STEP ONE: Form your team

Teams must be between four and twenty employees. Team captains will register first and create their team. Then they will invite their teammates. Keep reading for additional directions.

STEP TWO: Decide which division your team will compete in

Light: Average 6,000 steps or less per day

A great place to start if you’re new to the fitness game and want to challenge yourself with a little more movement throughout the day. This may mean that you currently spend most of your time at a desk, averaging about 3,000 to 6,000 steps per day. Although those extra steps may not feel natural right now, your team is up for the challenge and ready to get moving!

Moderate: Average 6,000-10,000 steps per day

If your team is relatively active, but is not quite “professional,” then this is the perfect division for you! You too might be stuck behind a desk but you try to find ways to intentionally get more movement throughout the day and probably average around 6,000 to 10,000 steps daily. You may be doing some regular physical activity each week but are ready and excited to do more!

Competitive: Consistently hitting 10,000+ steps per day

Feeling up to the challenge? This division is for those that are already active and average 10,000 daily steps or more! This may mean that you have a job that keeps you on your feet all day or that you are intentional about getting your exercise in each week. Your team is serious about the competition.

Ultra Competitive: Consistently hitting 15,000+ steps per day

Your team has a touch of crazy (we’re looking at you Luke Skywalkers!) and is highly motivated by competition. You are very active already and will take it to the next level for the sake of competition. This division is not for the faint of heart!

STEP THREE: Designate your team captain and create your account with Walker Tracker

If you are the team captain: Team captains will be responsible for setting up their team in the Walker Tracker platform and should therefore register first. You and all of your teammates will need to create an account with Walker Tracker. To create your account, visit gatorcare.walkertracker.com and click the black REGISTER NOW box. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup your account, making sure to follow the team naming instructions carefully, see below.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAMING OF YOUR TEAM:

**The division that you choose will determine how you register AND NAME your team so please read carefully.**

Light: Average 6,000 steps or less per day

IF REGISTERING FOR THE LIGHT DIVISION, include a 1 in front of your team name, example: 1 Holy Walkamolies

Moderate: Average 6,000-10,000 steps per day

IF REGISTERING FOR THE MODERATE DIVISION, include a 2 in front of your team name, example: 2 Holy Walkamolies

Competitive: Consistently hitting 10,000+ steps per day

IF REGISTERING FOR THE COMPETITIVE DIVISION, include a 3 in front of your team name, example: 3 Holy Walkamolies

Ultra Competitive: Consistently hitting 15,000+ steps per day

IF REGISTERING FOR THE ULTRA COMPETITIVE DIVISION, include a 4 in front of your team name, example: 4 Holy Walkamolies

Once you login, navigate to the ‘Teams’ tab at the top of your screen. Your team will be on the right side of your page. Click your team name. On the right side of your page, you will see an option to ‘Invite Members;’ click this. Under ‘Invite Other Walkers…” you have the option to ‘Invite by Username or Name’ (this is only for those who have already created their account at Walker Tracker) OR you can manually send a link to join your team via email using the ‘by Link’ option.

If you are NOT the team captain: Allow your team captain to register and setup your team first. You and all of your teammates will need to create an account with Walker Tracker. To create your account, visit gatorcare.walkertracker.com and click the black REGISTER NOW box. Search for your team name to join. If your team captain sent you a link to join their team, simply use that link to setup your account instead of the link provided above.

Because everyone will be syncing their own steps, team captains do not need to collect their team members’ steps each week. YAY!

STEP FOUR: Connect your device

Walker Tracker syncs with all major wearable devices. If you do not have a wearable device you can use several phone apps to track your steps. Visit this page for a full list of compatible devices and apps.

Once you setup your account and log in, you will see a button on the right side of your screen that allows you to connect your device. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Please note that Walker Tracker syncs with your device’s account, not directly with your device. This means you will want to open your device’s app regularly throughout the challenge so that your steps sync with Walker Tracker.

STEP FIVE: Optional but recommended: Download the Walker Tracker app to check your team’s progress throughout the challenge

 

How will this work?

You will create your Walker Tracker account and join your team for the 4-week Transylvania Trek challenge. We encourage you to download the Walker Tracker app to easily check your progress from your phone. Walker Tracker syncs with most wearable devices, as well as many phone apps. You will walk your heart out for four weeks, regularly syncing your steps with the Walker Tracker platform.  Your team’s ranking is based off of your team’s average (which levels the playing field for teams of different sizes) and will display in your team page in real time. HOWEVER, this is the ranking for ALL teams, not just the teams in your division. Therefore, your accurate team ranking within your division will be sent at the beginning of each week.

Due to the large number of participants and complexity of diagnosing issues, we encourage you to use the blue ‘Support’ button in your Walker Tracker portal as your first line of defense for any questions or issues. If you have exhausted all resources and still have questions, email Morgan


Winner Spotlights

Steal the trophy from the previous challenge winners!  The winning teams will have their team name added to the trophy and get to house the trophy until the next challenge winners are announced.

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