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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

Charity Fundraising Walk

Walking Fundraiser

We've had a lot of charities using Big Team Challenge over the last 12 months and we've seen some incredible results.
The flexibility of Big Team Challenge's walking platform allows charities and fundraising groups to alter their approach to donations.

For the majority of our challenges, our customers use one of the following two options and have a lot of success in engaging with their audiences.

  • Paid Access - You set an amount, such as £50 per team of 5, to gain access to the system. Once a user has paid for these via Just Giving or something similar, and given you the 5 emails of the users they want to add, you can then use your Big Team Challenge admin area to create their team and allocate those email addresses to that team. The system will then send out an invite to those emails and allow them to automatically get signed up and active. Some organisers also ask participants to set up their own fundraisers on top of this and donate what they make to the main campaign too.
  • Open Challenge - You open up the challenge to anyone that wants to join and allow them to get registered and into teams themselves using our system. You can then use the landing page and our inter-system communication to send out regular emails and reminders urging people to set up their own fundraisers and donate to you at the end of the challenge. This option obviously requires a some goodwill from your participants not to simply use the system and not contribute, but from our experience this has not been an issue for our organisers.

Promotional / fundraising page

A new feature we are able to offer allows you to have your own public facing promotional page on our site. An example of this can be found at https://www.bigteamchallenge.com/step-challenge/demo-challenge and shows how you can talk about the challenge, show your teams progress and advertise your charity of choice at the bottom.

Read some of our charity reviews

Learn how Aid For Education got on with their first ever Big Team Challenge.

If you would like to learn more about our walking challenges please visit our information page or check our our pricing.

Walking Challenge: Rio to Tokyo

Challenge Description

To celebrate to the summer games in Tokyo this year, we have built a virtual route from the previous site in Rio de Janeiro to Tokyo, Japan! Get walking, running, cycling or swimming your way along this sporty challenge route.

The Benefits Of Running A Virtual Walking Challenge

Travel! Yes, we might all still be bound by travel restrictions and it looks like we might spend another summer in and around our homes... but that doesn't mean we can't visit some virtual travel spots! Getting your friends, family or colleagues out of the house and interacting with a walking challenge can help them build healthy exercise habits as well as boost their mental wellbeing.

Our virtual walking routes aim to be both physically challenging in terms of their length, but also engaging intellectually. We spend a lot of time and effort researching our routes and trying to take in as many of the wonders of the world as possible! Each route combines a mixture of urban and rural milestones and uses beautiful imagery to showcase these wonderful places. We then add as much information about the location as possible, to make the routes more engaging and educational.

Virtual Route Details

Our walking route starts off in the heart of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro and sets off through several South American countries including Peru, Columbia and and Puerto Rico. Our journey then takes us further up through north America and onto the edge of the continent in Alaska, before hopping over the Bering Strait into Russia. From here we make our way down the coast through Russia, North Korea, South Korea and into Japan itself!

Step Count: 45,923,063

Kilometers: 31494km

Miles: 19569 miles

Milestones: 26

Walk Scotland - National Walking Month

A Virtual Walk Of The Highlands

To celebrate National Walking Month in the UK, we have created 4 custom routes around each of the 4 countries that make up this wonderful island. The first of which is the epic and dramatic landscapes of Scotland.

Step Count

At a modest 1564377 Steps (1072km / 666 miles), our virtual route around Scotland takes in 22 milestones and goes from the lowlands of the border counties to the coastal views of the Isle of Skye and back down to Edinburgh.

If you were looking to set up a month long challenge on this route, it would suit walking challenges for teams of 5 or 6 and would be a great way to get your teams motivated and engaged in a little sightseeing!

Learn more about the route here and how you can get started with your step challenge.

National Walking Month

Walking Together This May

We're ramping up to May 2021, when we will see the UK launch it's annual National Walking Month! That means shaking off our winter routines and embracing the new spring weather. Read more about National Walking Month

Step Challenge

One of the easiest ways to get everyone involved this year is to run a walking challenge for your family, friends and community. Walking has so many wonderful health and mental wellbeing benefits, and is one of the easiest forms of exercise to get started with.

Creating your own challenge takes minutes with Big Team Challenge's 'Challenge Creator'. This allows you to choose how many participants can join, how long the challenge lasts for, what route you can walk and much more.

Our New Virtual Walks

To celebrate the UK and National Walking Month, we have created 4 new routes, each specifically around ones of the 4 countries.

Walk Northern Ireland

Walk Scotland

Walk England

Walk Wales