Firstly on behalf of all of us behind this challenge, we wish to thank you for your registration and for joining us on what promises to be a very exciting journey. This summer you will be stepping out across the nation and in doing so you will be helping us change the lives of people throughout the country by joining our crusade of actively getting the community to promote all things Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention
The Walk a Million Challenge is a wonderful community initiative of active, supportive and determined steppers.
We are delighted that you have decided to accompany us on this journey.
JUST SOME OF OUR FRIENDS TAKING PART
what are we asking you to Do ?
We are all different shapes and sizes but for the average person one million steps is approximately 500 miles. Yes folks we are asking you to walk almost 500 miles over the summer period but fear not, over the period of 109 days which is the length of this challenge this breaks down to just over 9100 steps on average each day if you are doing this on your own.
Many off you joining us will also be accompanied by family or as part of a team, so in the case between you, you will decide who does what to ultimately take you to your target of one Million. However one person should take the lead and be the person to record the steps of the group.
Every step counts. So whether it’s pulling shapes on the dance floor, rambling through the countryside, walking around the office, doing the housework or even visiting the bathroom in the middle of the night do remember to have your step counter with you, they all go towards your one million step goal.
Upon completion of this challenge your £12 registration ensures that you will receive a (Digital) Certificate of Achievement for all your endeavours.
Remember why you are doing this and the subject that it is for. Every step you take will be a move towards a stronger, more confident you.
It is common knowledge that once we tell people we are going to do something that we are more likely to stick it. So in doing this challenge we ask you to tell everyone that you know that you have signed up to complete the Walk A Million Challenge, post onto all your social media platforms all about your objectives for the summer.
As part of this challenge we have created a new Facebook like page that will be updating everyone right throughout this journey.
So please remember to sign yourself into this group to meet all your fellow walkers from right across the country. Please add yourself by clicking here.
This is a personal challenge and we will not be calculating your steps.
Each person is responsible for tracking their own steps and must be able to show evidence of this for completion.
Keeping on top of your steps using a smartphone is by far the easiest way to track your activity.There are many different types and variations of free apps or those with a subscription that you can source, but If you need help finding the best app suited to you please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sort you out.
If you would rather use a physical pedometer or activity tracker then those are great too. You can buy a decent pedometer for less than £10, or spend a little more on something a bit more advanced.
Then keep a log of your daily steps via this very simple calendar we have created for you if you wish.
Click here to download.
We will be using our Facebook portal and our website to allow people to upload their photos of themselves out walking and to update on their distances to date.
We have one request that when beginning your challenge that you do take some photographs and send them to us so we can share them with all of our dedicated team and followers.
Having paid a £12 registration there is no obligation on any individual to fund-raise to participate in this activity. However we would be exceptionally thankful if you feel compelled to raise additional funds by undertaking this challenge.
If you wish to do this please feel free to do so and to contact our team to let them know your intentions to fundraise. We will then give you all the assistance needed with any activities in this regard and their legalities.
For those that choose this option and collect £35 or more, as well as your certificate of achievement for completion you will receive a specially designed WALK A MILLION medal at the end of the challenge.
In addition to this you will then be automatically entered into a very special prize draw.
Any monies collected by yourselves is done so by means of a voluntary contribution to yourself from those that are supporting you.
All monies generated from the Walk A Million will be put back into services and training in your communities.
finally please complete the form below to Lock in your registration and get started
If by chance you have been directed here without paying for ticket you need to visit here first prior to completing registration.
On eventbrite also if you registered more than one ticket, please register again for the other tickets with name of participant if different. We look forward to spending the summer with you all.