Do you have a competitive spirit? Do you want a fun and easy way to get in shape this spring? Then the four-week Step To It Challenge from May 3–May 30, 2015 is for you.
The Step To It Challenge is a fun, lighted-hearted way to connect with family, friends, and neighbors, and get moving again after a long winter. Over 20 communities will compete to see which one has the most active residents. Participants from each city will have a chance to be honored by Hennepin County and the Minnesota Twins at a Twins home game during the 2015 season.
As a Step To It participant, you will keep an ongoing total of the steps you take during the challenge. Using an activity conversion chart at www.steptoit.org, other activities such as biking, skateboarding, Tai Chi, or even just mowing the lawn can count toward overall steps. The Step To It Challenge website will allow you to record your steps online, or your step total can be called in or faxed. Best of all, it’s FREE!
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 over 20 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 comments from past participants:
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.
We've put together some suggested walking trails in Hopkins for you, ranging in distance from one half mile to nearly two miles.