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Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers


The TechSoup Global Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers will promote wellness by encouraging our employees, contractors, and interns to walk more often during the day (or night).  Participants may use supported activity tracking devices to record the number of daily steps taken and transmit this number into the ChallengeRunner.com system. The totals of those steps are then compared against others and a real-time leaderboard is made available.

In order to receive data from tracking devices, each participant must first install the appropriate software and create an account on the activity tracker's website. Every participant must then authorize ChallengeRunner.com to capture individual data as follows:

After logging in, the participant must click the Profile link at the top of the home page and then click the Authorize link. On the tracker website shown the user must enter their ID and Password they created when they first registered the device.

Once the device is authorized, the user must ensure that they connect their device to the activity tracker's website at least once per day to sync data.

This challenge will run for the month of October. At the conclusion of this time, the participants with the top three recorded steps will be awarded the following:

  1. First Place Award
  2. Second Place Award
  3. Third Place Award

In addition, every participant who records a minimum of 180,000 steps (4000 daily) will receive a milestone award. Woo-Hoo!

The Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers has the following characteristics:

  • In the leaderboard, each participant is able to see where they stand in relation to other participants using real names or code name.
  • Participants are allowed to enter up to 30,000 steps (roughly 15 miles) each day.
  • Devices should be synced every day; however, participants may take up to seven days after the log date to sync data. 
  • Although activity trackers are supported, they are not required. Participants may enter their own data using the ChallengeRunner website or ChallengeRunner smartphone apps.