Admin How-To Guide

Adding Challenge Milestones And Awards

create challenge milestones and awards

Using milestones and awards to bolster participation and simplify administration

Many fitness challenges will have predefined milestones that, once reached, will make a certain awards available to the participant. While milestones can be set up for any type of challenge, they are almost always used for individual challenges where participants are trying to reach a goal and not competing directly against one another.

Milestones are very effective when using Challenge Maps to show participant progress. Milestones will appear on the map at the location corresponding to value established by the admin. For instance, if a "participation" milestone with a value of 100,000 was created and the Challenge Map was set with a ratio of 2000 points = 1 mile (km also available), a milestone marker would appear at the 50 mile point on the map route. Milestones can also be added automatically when creating map waypoints by clicking the Add a Milestone for this Waypoint button. For more information on creating and using challenge maps, please see: Enable Challenge Map

The ChallengeRunner system allows the program administrator to build challenge milestones that are shown on the leaderboard. It will also allow the admin to establish awards that are available once the milestone is reached and a report to show the award that each qualifying participant selects. In order to set milestones perform the following:

How To

  1. Click the Challenge Milestones button.
  2. Click the Add Milestone button.
  3. Enter the milestone Name and the associated Value in the popup box provided. The Value represents the numeric point value the participant must achieve to reach this milestone. If you would like to send a message to the admin after this milestone is crossed, check the box labeled: Notify admin when participants cross milestone (usually not desired). As stated, this is generally not desired since it can generate an overwhelming number of messages. If you optionally wish to enter award information so that participants may select awards once they reach this milestone, proceed to step a below; otherwise, click the Save button.
    1. Click the Add Award button and fill out the award Name and Description. You may also optionally upload an image of the award for users to view. Click Save.
    2. If you have additional awards to enter for this particular milestone, repeat step a; otherwise, Click Save.
  4. If you have additional milestones to enter for this particular challenge, repeat step 3; otherwise, click the cancel (x) button.
  • If you choose to use awards in a challenge, a new link will appear for both participants and admins. If participants click the link, it will display awards and, if they are eligible, allow them to select one. If admins click the link, a report will pop up showing participants and the awards they selected.

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