I want to take part!

How do I take part?

Check if your workplace is participating – Then get together with your workmates to form a team of 3-6 people before the Challenge starts on the 12th of September 2016.

Give your team a name (be original! We’ll be finding prizes for ones that make us laugh!)and nominate a Team Captain.

Your Team Captain will be the main point of contact for your team and will set up your team on our new Active Travel Logger website.

Once the team is registered, all participants can set up their own account on the Active Travel Logger to log their own steps. If you don’t have access to a PC, tablet or smart phone, don’t worry – your Team Captain can still log on your behalf. Or if for some reason you can’t log your details on a given day, again your Team Captain can do this for you.

Your workplace Coordinator and the national Challenge Coordinator will be in touch to let you know about competitions, prizes, leaderboards etc once we are live.


Where do I get a Step Counter?

We’re delighted to tell you that this year, our participants can download our free Step Counter app for iOS and Android smart phones (more details to follow when this goes live). The app will sync your steps to the Active Travel Logger, so no need to write everything down as you go.

If you have a step counter from a previous challenge, or if you’ve got a fitness tracker or an app on your smart phone, you’re welcome to use these too – but remember to log into your account on the Active Travel Logger to update your steps on a regular basis. Your Team Captain can also log on your behalf.

If you wish to buy a pedometer, we have a limited stock available to purchase through this website using PayPal (purchase details will be updated in August).

As all step counters will track steps slightly differently, no matter which step counter you use, you must use the same one from start to finish of the challenge.

Pedometer Challenge 2012, winners of the Irish Heart Foundation Prize, L to R Pat Casey, Cork City Council and Maria Carmody, Leo Pharma

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