The University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) Step Challenge is back for the fourth time this April, and it’s setting its sights on being bigger and better than ever.
Free and open to the public, participants of the challenge will be asked to log their individual step counts, with each participant’s submissions contributing towards the collective goal of reaching 375 million steps during the month of April. All participants actively stepping, regardless of distance, will qualify to win various prizes each week throughout the contest. UB SPHHP will host the 2019 Step Challenge April 1 – 30. Registration is now officially open.
A social media contest will also take place throughout the challenge. Social media users are encouraged to post pictures and videos actively participating in the challenge. To officially enter the social media contest, all participants must follow and tag @UBSPHHP, while using the hashtag #UBsteps19 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Contest winners for participation and social media will be selected each week in April.
While the challenge inspires participants to become more active and healthier versions of themselves during the month of April, it is also recognized for inspiring its steppers to achieve their own personal goals, and carry on healthier lifestyles and increased motivation for years to come.
The challenge is the main event for the school’s celebrations for National Public Health Week; serving as a time to recognize and celebrate public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health.
Register and learn more about the 2019 Step Challenge.