Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers


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Field LabelField TypeFrequency
Steps Walked Integer Daily

Description:

Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers

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The Walking Challenge with Fitness Trackers will promote wellness by encouraging participants to walk more often during the day. Participants a use a supported activity tracking device 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 one another 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 six weeks. At the conclusion of six weeks, 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 participation award.

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.
  • Participants are allowed to enter up to 20,000 steps (roughly 10 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. Particiants may enter their own data uning the ChallengeRunner website or ChallengeRunner smartphone apps.