Step Into Spring Challenge
Spring is here, the days are nicer and we have more daylight in the evening. This is a perfect time to get out and move before it becomes too hot. To help us with motivation, the Nutrition and Fitness Committee of the Quay County Health Council and the Quay County Extension Service are hosting a steps challenge. It is the perfect time to try out the marked trails too.
Taking part in the step challenge is easy. We have a great website for you to use. Go to the URL https://www.ChallengeRunner.com/login/challenge/3597/19015/ab63ca799a. Enter your email and create your own password. At the screen, it will tell you how many days until the challenge begins. There are two buttons, one is to select a team and the other is to link your cellphone app or wearable tracker. If you don’t have these, you can manually enter your steps. It is that easy. If you don’t have an app yet, check the program for some that are easy to use with your cellphone.
Throughout the challenge you can check in on your progress and your teams. You can post to facebook your points with a simple click of the button. You can help keep the excitement by posting on any of your social media platforms using our hashtags #QCSpringStep and #QuayCountyOnTheMove.
There will be prizes for the teams and individuals calculated around the steps walked. We will also have fun prizes requiring you to post pictures of your walking adventures. Be creative with your team name and have some fun. Challenge other departments in your company or organization to get a team together. Team scores are calculated on an average, so you can have as many as you want on your team. Maybe get your church class to challenge another class.
If you do not have access to a computer, you may use the one at the library, so you can track the fun and follow the posts and pictures on social media. If you are not a techie, then stop by the extension office and pick up a log sheet. Track your steps daily and then bring your sheet back on May 22nd and we will enter your steps.
The challenge begins April 8 and ends May 20, 2017. Just 6 weeks! Don’t wait to sign up! Be ready to go on day 1. Awards will be presented at a party on May 25th, be watching for details. For help contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Extension Office at 461-0562. Marked walking trails begin at the Railroad Depot, Northside Park, Dunn Park, the Fitness Complex, the Elementary School and the Rec Center. Look for the trail head sign to see how long the route is.