The VPPPA Walking Challenge starts on Tuesday, August 23, at 12:01 a.m. EDT and ends on Thursday, August 25 at 1:30 p.m. EDT.
1) Download the VPPPA Walking Challenge app:
2) Set up your Challenge Account:
Launch the app and complete the in-app registration
- Pair your supported activity tracker
Anyone can track their steps using their smartphone* by pairing with Apple Health on iOS or Google Fit on Android. (You must have the Apple Health or Google Fit app installed on your phone and tracking your steps before pairing.)
3) Start Walking!
To sync your step data to the app, select Tap to sync steps at the top of the dashboard
Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your step tracker
Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!
Engage in wellness activities and earn bonus steps to help you achieve your goals. You will earn bonus steps for each completed activity. Once the Challenge has started, tap the Bonus Activities button ** in the Challenge App and choose:
Scan-In: Locate the QR codes at the following locations and scan daily to earn bonus steps during the Challenge:
1. Registration = 1,000 steps
2. VPPPA Booth #739 = 1,000 steps
3. Workshop Hallway = 1,000 steps
4. SLIPNOT Booth #833 = 1,000 steps
5. American Heart Association Booth #941 = 1,000 steps
6. MSA Safety Booth #337 = 1,000 steps
7. Career Center = 1,000 steps
8. LaBlast Classroom Room 306 = 1,000 steps
Activity Log: You can do more than walk to work your way up the Challenge Leaderboard! Engage in various other fitness activities ranging from gardening to stretching, cycling to swimming, and aerobics to rowing. Look up the activity in the Challenge app and log the time you spent doing the activity to receive the equivalent steps.
Top Stepper Prizes
The 3 top steppers at the end of the Challenge will receive the following prizes:
1st Place - Apple AirPods + Apple Watch
2nd Place - Bose Earbuds + Galaxy Watch
3rd Place - Fitbit + JBL Earbuds
In addition, 3 Nike Gift Cards will be given out to 3 randomly selected steppers.
Winners will be announced during the Closing Session at 4:00 pm EDT on August 25.
The Leaderboard below, also viewable in the Challenge app, rotates among the Top 25 steppers. Data is updated every 10 minutes once the Challenge begins.