This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Step To It Challenge!
The Step To It Challenge is a friendly, physical activity competition which began in 2009 with five Hennepin County community partners. Since then this fun, lighthearted campaign has expanded to 22 communities and the varied worksites they encompass. Along with creating camaraderie and spirit, it’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to get moving after a long winter. Here are some of the comments participants have made about the Step To It Challenge over the years.
To register, go to www.steptoit.org.
The challenge is a fun, light-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors and get moving again after a long winter. Twenty-two cities will compete to see which one has the most active residents.
As a Step To It participant, you will keep a running total of the steps you take during the challenge using a pedometer or the online activity conversion chart. Other activities such as biking, skateboarding, Tai Chi, or even just mowing the lawn can also count toward overall steps. The Step To It Challenge website will allow you to record your steps online. Best of all, it’s FREE to participate!
Five individual participants from each city will be awarded two tickets each to a Minnesota Twins home game based on the following criteria:
In addition, ten youth aged 17 and younger will be awarded two tickets each to a Minnesota Twins home game through a random drawing of all youth participants.
Your participation also helps Hopkins compete for "Most Steps Walked" or "Highest Average Number of Steps per Resident" awards in competition with the other participating cities.
The Minnesota Twins and Kare 11 join Hennepin County and participating communities as proud sponsors of the 2013 Step To It Challenge. Winning participants from each community will be recognized during a Twins game this summer.
Hennepin County is proud to partner with 22 communities and the Minnesota Twins in sponsoring the 2013 Step To It Challenge.
Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Crystal, Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Hopkins, Little Earth of United Tribes, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rogers, Sabathani Community, Shorewood, St. Louis Park, and Shorewood. If you don't see your community listed but would still like to participate, sign up as a non-participating community.
We've put together some suggested walking trails in Hopkins for you, ranging in distance from one half mile to nearly two miles.