Grab your walking boots, Manchester Schools’ Faculty and Staff! Manchester School District is kicking off their Walking Works challenge on Monday, June 15!
Teams will compete to cover the greatest amount of steps in 8 weeks. Sign ups are available starting at 4:00 pm on June 4, so grab a spot and get moving! The first 50 registrants will receive a Fitbit Zip to help them track activity throughout the challenge (those who have received a Fitbit in the past are not eligible).
This year will work a little differently than last; teams will be split into 3 groups: elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools. Each team will receive a weekly average step score based on the amount of participants on their team. The team with the greatest step score by the end of the 8-week challenge will earn a spot on The Walking Works Plaque of Fame. This will be updated and passed between winning schools in future challenges. Participants will still be eligible for random prize drawings individually.
The challenge will run through summer, ending on August 10. Summer is the perfect time to start increasing activity levels! All participants will receive bi-weekly email updates and may also check Manchester School District’s Fitbit page for discussion topics to stay motivated. All participants are required to register on the Walking Works website. Instructions for this can be found below.