Stay Active with Hennepin County’s “Step To It Challenge”
Gym doors remain locked and it could be tough to stay motivated to keep fit. But Hennepin County’s “Step To It Challenge” could change that.
The challenge is a family-friendly activity that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active in the month of May.
How It Works
Participants keep a running total of the steps they take by using a pedometer or an online activity conversion chart. Activities such as biking, skateboarding or even mowing the lawn count toward overall steps.
The Step To It Challenge website allows you to record your steps online.
Awards and Prizes
The most active communities, individuals, schools and worksites are recognized and awarded.
Twenty-five communities participate in the challenge, but only three communities win trophies.
Individuals who logged the most steps in their age bracket can win Minnesota Twins tickets. These individuals are also recognize don the field at a Twins game.
Elementary schools in Hennepin County who have 50 students registered by April 30 will be entered into a drawing for free Minnesota Twins tickets, a Minnesota Twins collectible, and a school visit from TC Bear.
“It’s just good for our bodies to move especially when we’re so sedentary. We’re working from home and we may not be able to do some of the active things we use to do before,” said Brian Erickson, Golden Valley’s recreation supervisor. “So be aware of the things that we can do inside the homes or around our homes to keep ourselves active.”
“Maybe you’ve walked the whole month of March and April and you’re sick of it but this adds something new, because now you’re competing not only with yourself but with everyone around you as well,” added Madeline Champa, Golden Valley’s recreation coordinator.