Step Count Challenges

Running your very own private step challenge for your employees can be a great way of motivating staff, reducing sick days and encouraging team building.
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Encouraging employee wellbeing with a walking challenge

Your employee wellbeing program should start from the very top, making sure that management are aware of it's importance and the role it plays in a healthy company. Each company that we work with has a unique approach to wellness programs and every participant often has different needs, so we decided it would be best to put you in charge by making our system as flexible as possible.

Creating an online team challenge has never been easier.

A Big Team Challenge displayed on both a website and mobile app

Your Private Step Count Challenge

  • Your own personal website, eg.
  • Upload your own branding
  • Access to both the website and mobile apps
  • Choose to secure it with a passcode if required
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Customising your step count challenge


  • From over 160 pre-made walking challenges
  • When your challenge starts and finishes
  • The maximum number of participants
  • What activities the participants can do (walking, running, cycling, etc.)
An image of a challenge's progress on a map
progress chart

Built-in Communication and Participants Reports

  • Email all of your participants from our admin system - so there's no need to keep exporting emails
  • Send push notifications to app users with your updates
  • Custom reporting can be requested, just let us know what you need

Try Our Demo

Sometimes it's just better to see things with your own eyes! That's why we've created a little demo challenge for customers to try.

It replicates a challenge already in progress, so you'll be engaging in the same way your own participants will be when you launch yours.

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What do employees get from the team challenge?

After all, this only works if your employees are truly motivated by the exercise challenge and can easily engage with it. We've spent 4 years developing this system so it works as seamlessly as possible.

After you initially tell your staff about the team challenge and where to sign up, you can sit back and watch the rest unfold.

1. Easy Sign Up

Using the app, or your newly-set up challenge website, participants can sign up using only their email, name and whatever password they choose.

2. Creating Teams

Once they are on the system, your employees can create teams and invite other users to join.

3. Logging Activity

Once in a team, users can log their activity via the website and apps or they can sync their smart devices such as Fitbit and Google Fit and Apple Health.

That's it, that's all that's required of them. Three simple steps and they can be up and moving in a few minutes!

Looking for more than one team leaderboard?

Leaderboard Segments

Each team can be assigned to one of the segments you choose. Team members will see both the global leaderboard and the leaderboard for just their segment. Here's some examples of how it might work for you...

Three leaderboards, one for Glasgow branches, one for New York branches and one global leaderboard for the entire company
You want your Glasgow and New York branches to have separate leaderboards and one company-wide leaderboard

We all know that the Glasgow branch are a bunch of hyper-fit athletic gods, and everyone in New York cycles everywhere, so we'll split the leaderboards so that each branch can see how their local teams are doing as well as the company-wide leaderboard.

two leaderboards, one for Sales and one for Management
You want to split the leaderboards by departments

The accounting department are overly competitive and HR are surprisingly laid back. So let's have mini-competitions within departments, with each having its own leaderboard.

Users separated into groups of 2,3 and 4
Different team sizes

Some areas of the company will struggle to get teams of 5, so why not let teams choose which segment they belong to and split the leaderboards into teams of 3, 4 and 5?

Got a question about leaderboard?

Get in touch to find out how we can make it work best for you, or read more about leaderboard segments in our FAQ answer.

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Want to test out our walking challenge?

You can visit our demo challenge via the web or using our Challenge App for iPhone and Android.

step challenge website address:

Password: password

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Customer Reviews

HG Capital

HG Capital

46 Participants
16 Million
Steps Walked

"Big Team Challenge have been fantastic for our company step challenge."

Wood For Trees

Wood For Trees

24 Participants
6.8 Million
Steps Walked

"The set up and app was very easy and had people checking in regularly to see where we were"

esure Group

esure Group

360 active participants
112 million
steps walked together.

"We would happily recommend Big Team Challenge – it was great to partner with them!"

£2.83 Per Participant

On average it costs our business customers £2.83 per participant (based on challenges run in 2019). And that's before they've factored in the savings it's made to health benefits, reduced employee sick cover, and productivity.

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Big Team Challenge Features

We're constantly upgrading our system and adding new features

Your Organisation's Logo

Your Own Branding

Add your logo to the website and app to help increase brand visibility.

Our website and iPhone and Android Apps sitting beside each other.

Website and Apps

Easy access for all your participants using our web, iOS and Android versions of your challenge.

Sync your steps using our apps or smart devices

Sync Your Steps

Step challenge users can sync their steps with Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health and Google Fit

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Custom Registration Questions

Capture extra information from your registrants, such as payroll number or branch location.

A virtual map route

Challenge Customisation

Choose how long your step count challenge lasts, what route you walk and who can take part

An email invite

Built in communication

Send regular updates to participants via email and push notifications from your private admin page.

Android and Apple mobile app

iPhone and Android Apps

Native apps for iPhone and Android give users a fun and easy way to interact with the challenge.

A user invite

User Invites

Team leaders can invite users to join the system and automatically invite them into their team too.

User participation reports

Weekly Reports

From your private admin page you will be able to download weekly reports with valuable user data.

A user unlocking the challenge with a passcode

Passcode Locking

Choose to lock your challenge so that only users with a passcode can register.

3 leaderboards showing how teams compared in different criteria

Leaderboard Segments

Split your leaderboard into different segments for different departments, branches, etc.

A cyclist tracking their distance using the GPS tracker feature

GPS Tracking

Built in GPS tracking within the smartphone apps allows users to record distance.

Get in touch

Sometimes it's just a little easier to have a human talk you through pricing and all the ways you can customise your own exercise challenge.

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