About the Challenge

The Connecting East Lancashire (CEL) ‘Walk 500 Mile Challenge’ is a challenge primarily for workplaces, although anyone can take part.  The aim is to simply encourage people to become more active through walking more in their daily lives, all participants will measure the distance walked each day using either a pedometer or other tracking devices recording the number of steps on the challenge website. In teams of up to 5 people the challenge is to walk 500 miles in the month of October 2019.

HOW DOES
THE CHALLENGE WORK?

The challenge will take place in October 2019 and is open to all workplaces and other community/social/family groups within East Lancashire.

You enter the challenge as a team of up to 5 (one or more teams per organisation are allowed).

Registration to the challenge is FREE.  On registration you are given a user ID to which you will need to use when you login to register the number of steps you have done each day and to keep a track of progress.

The Challenge website will motivate you throughout the challenge to keep your team walking.

HOW DO I
COUNT MY STEPS?

Counting your steps is very easy.  You can either use a pedometer, tracker or your mobile phone.  Please look at the FAQs for examples.

If anyone within your team needs a pedometer you can request one by emailing the CEL Team at accessfund@lancashire.gov.uk

(NOTE: that the pedometers are not state of the art but should be robust enough for the purpose of this challenge).

HOW DO I
RECORD MY STEPS?

1 Login to your user profile page

2 Click ‘add my steps’

3 Enter your step total and the date then click ‘GO’