What is Marchathon?

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. It is open to all Third Level Campuses and Workplaces who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces and Campus Programme.

If you have any questions about this event email stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie  

How does Marchathon work?

The aim of the challenge is to encourage staff and students to walk more, in particular on their journey to work/campus and aiming to increase their steps throughout the challenge. Participants are asked to form a team, register online, dust off their step counter (or download an app and get walking for the month of March.

To take part, staff and students will need to:

  1. Get into a team of 3-6 people, including the captain!
  2. Sign up online www.activetravellogger.ie 
  3. Get a step counter (i.e. download an app, buy a pedometer, use a activity tracker or use other step tracking device)
  4. During the Challenge:  log steps online www.activetravellogger.ie 

It is an honesty based system but spot checks on the accuracy of entries will be done throughout the challenge.

How to win

Teams are awarded for their improvement and for reaching the top of the leaderboard. There are also lots of opportunities to win prizes throughout the challenge, including photo competitions, story competitions and weekly prize draws.

If your campus or workplace would like to take part in 2020 please contact stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie

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