Citywide Community Walking Challenge

Homer Steps Up! 2018 is a steps-based community walking challenge to provide us all with a fun way to enhance what we’re already doing to get & stay active, and help motivate everyone to be even MORE active –  promoting wellness by encouraging participants to walk more every day.

This challenge is open to ANYONE in the community!

Our OVERALL GOAL in 2018 was to reach 100 MILLION STEPS total as a group – no matter how many steps you took, if you participated you helped us nearly reach that goal!

18 Teams competed against each other for the Homer Steps Up! Trophy – won by the City of Homer in 2017 in the first Homer Steps Up! Walking Challenge that was between the original co-sponsors: The City of Homer, SVT Health & Wellness, South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, & South Peninsula Hospital.  All of us participated again this year, as well as 14 other teams and numerous individuals!

If you are interested in Homer Steps Up! 2019 please contact South Peninsula Hospital Health & Wellness at (907) 235-0970 or wellness@sphosp.org to be included in the email list when we start planning next year’s challenge!

Weekly Drawings:

Individuals with a weekly step total of 35,000 – 69,999 steps (averaging 5K – 9,999 steps per day)

Individuals with a weekly step total of 70,000 – 99,999 steps (averaging 10k – around 14k steps per day)

Individuals with a weekly step total of 100,000 – 139,999 steps (averaging around 15K – 19,999 steps per day)

Individuals with a weekly step total of 140,000 or more (averaging around 20K steps per day or more)

Using the weekly totals, and the total steps at the end keeps things challenging while taking into account that all of us have slow days here and there – that won’t keep you from reaching your goal!

Challenge Details:

Homer Steps Up! 2018 will run for the entire month of May!  At the conclusion, there will be many winners!  Here are just some of the awards you could win:

Grand Prize Winner: $500 – Everyone who reaches a total steps count of 300,000 steps (averaging around 10K steps per day) or more will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize!

Second Place Winner:  $250 – Everyone who reaches a total steps count of 250,000 – 299,999 steps total will be entered into the drawing for the second place prize!

Third Place Winner: $100 – Everyone who reaches a total steps count of 200,000 – 249,999 will be entered into the drawing for the third place prize!

High Stepper Award: $500 – The Individual with the highest  steps after the Above & Beyond High Stepper  will win the High Stepper Award!

NEW! High Stepper – ABOVE & BEYOND: $500 – The Individual with the highest  steps after the Above & Beyond High Stepper  will win the High Stepper Award!

Participants can see where they stand in relation to others on the leaderboard, and winners of prize drawings will be announced & contacted by email.