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Million step challenge

Walking a million steps

A million is still one of the those wonderfully ambitious numbers that still draws us in, which is why it's not surprising that a lot of our customers use this number as a bench mark for their walking challenge. Getting a group of your employees or friends together and into teams to try and collectively walk a million steps together is such a fun goal to strive for and one that lends itself so easily to good marketing. Using our step challenge apps and website, users can easily track their own steps and automatically add them to their team's total.

Team Step Challenges

Let's break down the number and see what sorts of challenges you could run that would end up with a million steps.

A walk for teams of 4 over 4 weeks.

A million steps would lends itself great to a 4 week challenge, for teams of 4. Over the course of this time an average team would collectively walk around 1,00,000 steps together. We have a number of routes that would perfectly for this, such as Brittany, Sri Lanka and the Golden Triangle. You can see some information about these below.

Step Challenge Pricing

To run one of our standard step challenges can be as little as £500 / €600 / $700 for up to 100 users. Why not check our pricing page to get an instant challenge quote and more information.

Team building exercise with a step challenge

Team Building Remotely

We are entering a new era for businesses around the world with more and more of the workforce moving to remote working. This is an exciting prospect and has an incredible amount of positive aspect for employees such as less commuting time, lower expenses and home comforts! But it also comes with its losses. A large one of these is the social aspects that a shared workplace brings to its employees.

Connecting With Your Team

Creating team building exercises is a great way to engage with your workforce and build connections between your teams that you may have lost with everyone moving to remote working. Building these bonds between your teams is incredibly important for morale and employee motivation. The relatively low costs of these initiatives can bring in huge financial returns in the form of increased productivity, lower sick days and greater mental wellbeing.

Create A Step Challenge To Help With Your Team Building

Big Team Challenge allows you to create your very own tailored step challenge online. Our system allows your users to register online or via the app, create or join an existing team and track their steps along a virtual map around the world. This is a fantastic way of not only contributing towards your employee wellbeing program and healthy working lives initiatives, but help build friendly competition between teams as they each track their steps and compete on the leaderboard.

Learn more about our corporate team building challenges

Or view our pricing to learn just how little it costs

Our Step Challenge Statistics

Overview

We recently did a deep dive into the statistics of Big Team Challenge and discovered a lot of surprising facts about our walking challenges.
These include: how our customers run their own step count challenges, how many users are web versus mobile apps, and just how many steps we're tallying each day!

You can find these on our newly created statistics page, which we'll be updating regularly moving forward.

New Year, New Step Count Challenges

Our year has had an incredible start so far, with more people creating walking challenges than ever before!
So far in 2021, on average, we've seen 101 new registrations every single day! That's incredible and just goes to show that even in the cold winter months, people are creating new exercise challenges for their friends, family and employees to get them moving!

New Virtual Walks

We've been busy in the digital workshop building new virtual routes all around the world for you to use for free.
You can find all of these by signing up to your own free admin account and creating as many draft exercise challenges as you like.
You can sign up at https://app.bigteamchallenge.com/signup-form with no obligation to pay. You will only ever be asked for payment details when you want to publish a challenge and make it live.

Employee Wellbeing Team Challenges

Healthy And Happy Employees

It is estimated that around 27 million working days were lost to in 2017/18 due to work-related ill health, with almost one and a half million people suffering from a work-related illness.
Fostering a corporate mentality that places focus on employee wellbeing has shown to help reduce stress, anxiety and injury within the workforce.

Structuring support from the top down

Government guidelines suggest that support for employees mental wellbeing as well physical should start from the very top, with management being made aware of the importance of the subject. Without this, making any sort of lasting change within any organisation will be an uphill struggle.

With the support of upper management in place, line managers and supervisors are the next piece of the puzzle. These roles are critical in scheduling and maintaining a well balanced work load for their team, ensuring that while everyone is productive, no one is burdened and overworked.
A good line manager should always have the health and well being of their team at the forefront of their mind. The evidence out there shows that when a team member is off work from work-related illness, that it will greatly impact the business more than having simply spread the work over more staff or a longer period of time.

Then comes the main workforce itself and helping to change the minds of the employees to recognise healthy work and life behaviours.

There is no "one size fits all" approach

Making this lasting change within the core workforce isn't as simple as ticking some boxes and emailing out some helpful links.
Positive and lasting change will come from a number of maintained company policies such as regular training on workplace injuries, mental health counselling and check ups, access to employee benefits for exercise and relaxation, and much more.

Big Team Challenge's contribution

Big team challenge has been designed to work seamlessly with existing corporate structures to help make a positive change to employees perception of healthy living.
Employees can get in to teams, track their steps, sync with fitbit and iphones, encourage each other to get moving on their lunch breaks or days off, and start making a change to their daily activity.

We've seen great results with our employee step count challenges and high levels of participation throughout the challenge. Not only is it a great way to help improve a company's physical health levels, but regular exercise has been shown to improve participants mental well being too.

Challenges can be up and running within an afternoon and be accessed by any number of employees, departments, and even countries all around the world.

Read more about Employee Wellbeing and how it can be incorporated into Big Team Challenge

Why not check out our pricing page to find out more.

Planned Development: Syncing With Garmin

Adding to our list of wearable smart devices

At Big Team Challenge our long term goal is always to build a system which utilises as many technologies and devices as possible so that our users can have the best possible experience.

When participants sign up to join a walking challenge on our system they currently have the option to connect to either their Fitbit account to track their smart pedometers activity, or to sync up with their Apple and Android smart phone apps (Apple Health and Google Fit respectively). This is fantastic for the majority of our users as this allows them to track their progress seamlessly by automatically pulling in their steps from their devices and adding it to their team's total. This leaves them more time to focus on maintaining motivation and pushing their team mates to be more active.

Moving forward with Garmin

Garmin smart watches and GPS tracking devices are an incredibly popular device with runners and outdoor enthusiasts around the globe. This is why it only makes sense for us to bring that functionality into our step count and exercise challenges. We're working closely with the Garmin development team to help enable this feature for future challenges. When we've completed this feature and done sufficient testing, it will be great to launch it and see the response from our participants around the world.

Strava and other exercise apps

While we don't currently have integration with Strava and other activity apps, we do have them on our development road map and will always strive to be as connected as possible to such services in the future.

If you have any ideas or requests, please let us know as we're always looking at ways to make our system better.