FAQs

How does the challenge work?

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

You enter the challenge as a team of up to 5 people, more than one team per organisation is allowed.

Registration to the challenge is FREE.  On registration all team members will receive a username and password to login to register the number of steps you have done each day and to keep track of progress.

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

How much does it cost to take part?

Nothing, it’s free.

How do I register a team to the challenge?

A team captain will need to register their team for the challenge.  To do this the team captain will require an email address, a team name (keep it family friendly!) and names and emails of team members.

How do I join a Team?

All team members registered by the team captain will receive an email with a username and password.  When you log in for the first time we recommend you change your password to something memorable.

How do I record my Steps?

Login to your user profile page, click ‘add my steps’ enter your steps and date then click ‘Go’

What tracking devise should I use?

We recommend the Public Health England ‘Active 10’ app available to download on Apple and Android devices, CLICK HERE to find out more.  Alternatively you can request a free pedometer from the Connecting East Lancashire team by emailing accessfund@lancashire.gov.uk

How do I delete activity?

On your user page you will see all of the entries you have made. A delete button (x) to the right enables you to remove any mistakes.

I have forgotten my password, how do I reset it?

Click  HERE to change your password

Team Captain’s can log-in to their page to change the Team Name.

Are there any rules?

Teams are made up of no more than 5 people.

Each team must have a Team Captain.

You should use a pedometer or other form of tracking device to record your steps everyday.

All steps must be recorded on the walking Challenge website.

You should not shake your pedometers, it’s cheating.

How much walking should I do?

5 People 4 People 3 People 2 People 1 Person
Miles/Month/Person 100 125 167 250 500
Miles/Day/Person 3.23 4.03 5.38 8.06 16.13
Steps/Day/Person 6,830 8,530 11,370 17,060 34,110

We would like to take part but we are not part of a company, can we still participate?

Yes of course you can, we advise that the Team Captain in this instance would use the company box to indicate the type of group you are for example, family, community, resident or social group.

What are the benefits of walking?

It’s good for you, for business and it’s good for the environment.

Walking is free.

You can do it anywhere.

It easily fits around busy schedules.

You can do it at work or at home.

Reduces stress, cheers you up and increases self esteem.

You don’t need special equipment.

You can do it with friends and family.

You can lose weight by walking just 30 minutes a day.

It’s safe and low risk.

It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease by half.

Lowers the risk of strokes.

Reduce the risk of some cancers, particularly colon and breast cancer.

Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and can help to control diabetes.

Improve mood and reduces the risk of depression.

Lowers blood pressure, improves sleep and energises you.