Some of our most popular challenges at Active Staff are our Walking Challenges which take place once or twice a year. Staff team up with their colleagues and record their steps for a set period, plotting them against a virtual route.
Below you'll find information on our previous Walking Challenges - the routes staff tackled and the total distances walked. While staff enjoy healthy competition with their colleagues throughout, the focus of the challenges is individuals trying to increase their physical activity through walking.
Not many of us managed to get away abroad for a holiday this year so we thought we’d virtually take you on a challenge to walk the Spanish Steps. On this journey from Salamanca to Grenada you will cover 1010 kilometres, virtually over the Spanish countryside visiting some of Spain’s medieval towns, spotting some great architecture and passing through the capital Madrid on the way.
Registration is now OPEN…you can do so and create your team by visiting www.activestaff.worldwalking.org.uk
In January and February 2018 2,352 members of NHS and local authority staff took on the Wild Atlantic Way, a virtual route along the West Coast of Ireland. In total, participants walked over 530 million steps, or 227,000 miles. This was all the more impressive given the wintry conditions during the 4 weeks of our challenge as shown in some of our selfies above!
Walking Challenge 2017
Our 6 week walking challenge took place during May and June 2017. The chosen route was 'Wonders of the UK' a 1,000 mile walk which took in some of the most remarkable natural and man-made landmarks from the northern islands to the southern coastline. In total 2,605 members of staff took part and walked an incredible 640,568km.
Winter Walking Challenge 2017
During January and February 2017 1,746 members of staff took part in a Winter Walking Challenge. Tackling a virtual route around the Scottish Highlands participants completed over 410 million steps during the 4 week challenge! Well done to everyone who got involved!
Some selfies from our Winter Walking Challenge 2017
Walking Challenge 2016
The 2016 edition of the Walking Challenge saw 3,060 NHSGGC and local authority staff members sign up to walk a virtual route across California.
Participants walked an incredible 462,136 miles during the 6 week challenge! Well done to all who took part.
For more information on World Walking or to try some of their other routes visit www.worldwalking.org
Selfies from the Walking Challenge 2016