Registration Now Open for 6th Annual Community Steps Challenge

Registration is now open for the Homer Steps Up! 2022 free community wide steps challenge that runs from May 1 – 28, 2022. Anyone residing in the southern Kenai Peninsula is eligible to participate and enter for a chance to win great prizes.

Last year in 2021 there were over 600 total individual participants on 40 teams who took a total of 164 million steps together.  This year the community step goal is 175 million steps in May.

Enrollment is free at Great cash prizes are awarded to first, second and third place individuals, and the winning team takes the trophy! Random prizes are given away throughout the challenge. Last year’s team winner was the City of Homer. This year the team sizes are limited to 5 to 25 members, and there is only one team category.

On-line registration is now open, and special signup events will be held Saturday, April 16th from 9am-10am at SPARC, and again Saturday, April 30th at the Homer Chamber of Commerce from 11am-1pm. In addition to the chance to win great prizes, Homer Steps Up! participants are offered local discounts throughout the month of May at participating businesses who are offering an incentive of their choosing to Homer Steps Up Participants. Examples include % discount on purchases, Buy One Get One, free sample, etc.   Businesses simply display the Homer Steps Up! Community Business Partner poster or vinyl static cling (available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and upon request at in a high visibility area of a business. Homer Steps up participants will identify themselves with a Homer Steps Up! Key Chain!

If a business, organization, or group wants to register, contact or visit the signup events and pick up a free pedometer.

Complete information is online at  Call 235-0285 or email for questions or more information. The Homer Steps Up! Community Challenge is cosponsored by South Peninsula Hospital, South Peninsula Behavioral Health, SVT Health and Wellness, The City of Homer and SPARC, and made possible with a grant from South Peninsula Hospital Foundation.