Pedometer Challenge

STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE! Pedometer Challenge Open to all GVSU faculty and staff

How to get started: REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please stay tuned for information about the next Pedometer Challenge. The Challenge usually runs between October/November.

2013 Results 2010 Results
2011 Results 2009 Results

Rules & Regulations

  1. Team captains, organize your team of 4
  2. Select a department to represent
  3. Select a team category (Competitive or Team Goal Challenge)
  4. Get moving!

FREE AGENTS - Don't have a team? Email to sign up and we can match you up with other free agents!

Exercise conversion chart

How do we track our team progress? Once the team captain has registered a team, each team member can access the online portal using their Novell username and password to log in. Participants select the "My Team's Entries" tab on the portal to enter steps for the day or to complete the weekly challenges.

Where do we get a pedometer? If you do not have your own pedometer, one is available for each team member at Lake Michigan Hall 140 at no charge. If you are not located on the Allendale campus, contact us at or call 331-2215 and we can send you one.

How do I record non walking activities? A conversion chart is provided on the "My Team's Entries" tab for activities such as swimming or rollerblading. Click on "New Entry" on the "My Team's Entries" tab and "Need to convert exercise into steps?"

When do I track my entries? It is highly recommended to enter your steps at the end of each day for accuracy. However, participants have the ability to track up to five days prior to the current date.

How does my team calculate our team goal (for Team Goal Challenge Participants Only)?

  1. Each team member determines how many steps they are going to walk each day of the challenge
  2. Add up each team member's individual daily step goal.
  3. Divide by 4 to get the average daily step goal for your team.
  4. Submit your information by completing this form

What are the prize categories and prizes?


Competitive Challenge

1st Place Team
Celebration lunch provided by Health and Wellness Gift card to Gazelle Sports for each member Recognition plaque 2nd Place Team Gift card to Gazelle Sports for each member Recognition plaque
3rd Place Team Gift card to Gazelle Sports for each member Recognition plaque

Team Goal Challenge

Additional Prize Categories

Weekly Bonus Step Challenges