1000 Mile Challenge
Our 1,000 Mile Challenge is a healthy living & physical activity challenge that provides employees with a programme to improve their health and fitness whilst having fun and working together as a team. The challenge is designed for people of all abilities and fitness levels and aims to motivate and encourage participants to be more active, more often.
Our Offering at a Glance
- Individual and team challenges
- No setup fee
- Low-cost registration fee: £10-£30 per/head – substantial volume discounts available
- Free School Challenge for a school of your choice
- Free Accelerometer and 1,000 Mile Club T-Shirt
- High Return On Investment – projected costs of less than £1 per hour of participant activity
- Website to host registration, progress map, FAQs and latest news
- Post challenge survey and report summarising levels of participation and reported activity*
- Individual participant pages to log distance and track key measurements
- Pre-challenge promotional emails and in-challenge participant emails
- Leader boards for teams and individuals
- Unique ‘Distance Calculator’ – all forms of sport and physical activity count towards the challenge
- Free Mobile Apps – enabling live tracking and logging of activity
- Email helpdesk support for participants
* Subject to a minimum of 100 registrants per employer
Choose Your Challenge
In order to engage not only you’re already fit and active staff, but also those employees who may not currently be as active as they would like to be and who may feel confused and overwhelmed by the mass of conflicting health and exercise advice we have designed three challenge options – a distance to suit everyone!
100 miles in 10 weeks – an ideal challenge, with a realistic target, to encourage any individual who has not been as physically active as perhaps they would like to have been to try increasing their activity levels by any means within a gentle, non competitive and confidential forum. Cover the target distance by any form of physical activity from running, walking and cycling to football, yoga and exercise classes.
1,000 miles in 10 weeks – perfect for teams of 1-5. Get a team of work friends or colleagues from your department to join forces to cover 1,000 miles Ideal for team building, you can even keep an eye on how far the other teams have travelled using our leader boards or keep your teams activities completely confidential. Cover the target distance by any form of physical activity from running, walking and cycling to football, yoga and exercise classes.
10,000 miles in 10 weeks – the ultimate challenge for teams of 1-5 people. For anyone who really wants to challenge themselves and who are already reasonably physically active. Cover the target distance by any form of physical activity from running, walking and cycling to football, yoga and exercise classes.
Distance calculator and recording activities
One of the many features of the 1,000 Mile Challenge is our unique Distance Calculator. The calculator allows all sports and physical activities to be translated into miles and count towards the challenge target. Simply enter the type of activity, intensity and duration e.g. moderate yoga or pilates class for one hour. This data is converted to miles that can be counted towards the participant’s and/or their teams overall total.
Crucially, this allows all activities to be recorded, including ones that cannot be measured using a step-counter, thereby maximising participation and inclusivity.
Examples of activity conversions
|Walk 5 miles||5 miles|
|Run 10 miles||10 miles|
|1 hour intensive spin class||15 miles|
|1 hour yoga class||2.7 miles|
|Tennis for 45 minutes||6.12 miles|
Each registrant will have a password protected profile page to record their personal activity data. Participants also have the option to record and display key health numbers such as weight, BMI etc on their profile page. They will also be able to measure their progress against other challengers on leaderboards. They can go directly to their position on the leaderboards by clicking the ‘My Position’ button.
Participants registering for the first time will be asked to complete a short confidential survey about their current levels of activity and health goals. At the end of the challenge they will be asked to complete the same survey again. We will use the data from these surveys to produce an end of challenge report for each organisation that will help them gauge the impact the 1,000 Mile Challenge has had on their workforce.