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On October 1st, nearly 1,300 individuals and 101 teams kicked off Walktober and the Walk90 Challenge. The friendly, community-wide walking program goes through December 29th and people from eight to eighty years old and all fitness levels are participating.
There are teams representing schools, workplaces and faith communities – and at least one is made up of a group of friends, who if their name is any indication, plans to have the most fun. They are Team “Retired Not Expired” and one of their members, Nan, a retired Latin teacher, has been a top finisher in past Walk90 Challenges. Go Nan!
Individuals and groups can win great prizes by walking and faithfully logging their steps. Schools can win up to $1,000 and workplace or faith-based teams can great prizes too (see below).
The program is completely free and the simple online tool helps participants track steps, stay motivated, and improve their health and fitness. The person who walks the most steps will win a 1-year membership to RDV Sportsplex. Five (5) runners-up will win a Fitbit Flexes. We’ll also draw weekly winners from everyone walking and posting their steps at least once per week. Prizes will include Fitbits, sports gear, gift certificates and more.
School Challenge – Win $1,000 for 1st Prize
The *school that has the most participants walking and posting regularly during the Fall Walk90 will earn $1,000 for their school (PTO, Healthy School Team, Sports Team, whatever!). Parents, faculty, staff and students are walking, talking and getting fit together. Plus, three schools will win cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. First place wins $1,000.
– $500 for 2nd place
– $250 for 3rd place
*Winter Park Consortium School
Workplace Challenge – The company with the most employees signed up and walking for the 90 days will be featured in a half-page ad and receive a FREE catered lunch for up to 20 people (complete with chair massage and goodies for all).
Faith Community Challenge – The faith community, church or synagogue with the most walkers signed up and actively posting will win $300 for their organization.
KIDS IN THE CHALLENGE – Children may participate so long as they do so under the supervision of an adult who is also participating actively in the challenge. The adult parent or guardian must monitor and input the child’s steps on a weekly basis, along with their own. Children are not eligible for the GRAND PRIZE or Fitbit Flexes (RDV membership and Fitbits are reserved for adults). However, children are eligible for the weekly random drawings so long as they are walking and their parent/guardian is posting their steps weekly.
This contest is all about fun and fitness, however, our participants take this seriously and are working hard to be healthy, get fit and win some terrific prizes. Therefore, again, we ask all participants to do the right thing – take the steps you say you took.
Lastly, this challenge is designed to encourage people to walk more and to reward those who do. Therefore, the large prizes (RDV Membership and Fitbits) will be reserved for the people who walked their steps vs. running (sorry marathoners) or who walked vs. using the converter for other activities such as biking or swimming. People using the converted activity steps will still be eligible for all the weekly prize drawings.
HONOR CODE: Healthy Central Florida (HCF) is hopeful that everyone will be honest and log only steps actually taken. To protect everyone from anyone who would abuse the honor system, HCF and Walker Tracker will be monitoring activity and reserve the right to verify Walk90 reported step counts. If fraudulent step counts are discovered, that participant will be automatically disqualified. Therefore participants are encouraged to use verifiable tracking devices, such as Fitbits, Map My Walk (free app), Nike+ Move (free app) or other. At a minimum, a diary of routes and activity are encouraged – especially for those putting up large step counts.
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