Walktober Challenge Results
The Walktober Challenge results are in! For the full report, see Walktober Final Results .
Total Participants: 869
Total Workplaces: 40
Total Steps: 194,154,447 steps (approximately 97,077,224 miles walked)
This year’s Walktober Challenge was the biggest since inception in 2016. With the largest number of participants and most workplaces to date, workplaces really walked the walk.
For our large workplaces, Lassen View School walked away with 1st place with 24 participants averaging 9,023 steps a day. This was Lassen View School’s first time participating. For our small workplaces, our previous winner, Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District, left all other teams in the dust with 12 participants averaging 14,293 steps a day. Both workplaces will receive the traveling Walktober trophy and get a Bike Blender smoothie party.
We also had a handful of teams with an impressive amount of participation. Shasta Community Health Center had over 128 participants averaging 7,385 steps a day. Redding Rancheria had 118 participants averaging 6,742 steps a day. Caltrans District 2 brought in 87 participants with an average of 6,640 steps a day. City of Redding had 58 participants who walked an impressive average of 8,209 steps a day.
Walktober Prize Winners
Our 2019 Walktober prize winners are as following:
- Benton Scenic 30-minute flight (Johnny H. from Caltrans District 2)
- 1 Night Stay at Win-River + $80 Gift Card for Dinning/Mini Mart (Janet S. from Shasta Community Health Center)
- $100 Win-River Spa Gift Card (Sheri D. from City of Redding)
- Fit Bit Inspire HR (Nicole B. from First 5 Shasta)
- YMCA Personal Trainer 60-minute session (Shawna L. from Shasta County Accessor & Records)
- National Parks Year Pass (Dakota S. from Redding Rancheria)
- Holiday Market Gift Card (Jessica Palmer from Shasta County Coroner’s Office)
- Turtle Bay Passes (Christina S. from Shasta County Housing/Community)
Congratulations to our winners! Winners will be contacted directly about how to claim their prize. For questions, email WalktoberChallenge@gmail.com.
2019 Walktober Challenge Information:
(All participants must currently live or work in Shasta County.)
The Walktober Challenge was tracked on the Walker Tracker platform. This online platform provides a virtual map-based tracking step challenge with social interaction, making it one of the most fun ways to track your progress and challenge others. During our challenge, we will be crossing the United States with stops in some of our amazing National Parks. This year we tracked steps only (walking, running, etc.).
What is Walker Tracker?
Watch this video and learn more about our new tracking platform.
Please contact WalktoberChallenge@gmail.com or 229-8456 for questions.
For trouble shooting with the Walker Tracker platform, please visit the support page.
How do I join?
Join us next year! We will be back.
Who could participate?
All workplaces and organizations were invited to join. Family and friends could also join a team if they did not have a team of their own. Individuals who are not associated with a workplace can also form a non-work related team (we recommend teams having at least 5 participants with a maximum around 20).
What does the winning team receive?
The winning workplaces received our traveling Walktober trophy (currently held by United Shasta and Shasta Mosquito Vector Control District) along with a Bike Blender Smoothie Party provided by Healthy Shasta.
*Winning organization is based on total steps divided by total participants. If your workplace/organization has multiple teams, they will combined for final results.
What were the prizes for participating?
All individuals who participated were entered into a free drawing where winners will be randomly selected.
- Benton Scenic Flights (30 minute flight)
- 1 Night Stay at Win-River in Chairman Suite +$80 Dinning & Mini Mart Gift Card
- $100 Win-River Spa Gift Card
- Fit Bit Inspire HR
- YMCA Personal Trainer (60 min session)
- National Parks Year Pass
- Holiday Market Gift Card
Bonus Prizes (given through out the Challenge):
- Shasta Athletic 3-Month Family Membership
- Headwaters Kayak Rentals
- Rare Air Trampoline Park Passes
- Turtlebay Passes
(All participants must currently live or work in Shasta County to participate and be eligible for prizes).
Walker Tracker Frequently Asked Questions
Visit Frequently Asked Questions on Walker Tracker for a list of helpful information.
Walking for Adults
Why Walk? Why not! The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity, or an equivalent combination each week.
The guidelines also recommend that children and adolescents be active for at least 60 minutes every day. If it’s been a long time since you exercised, you may want to start out slow. You can start with just 5 minutes and build up to the recommended 30 minutes a day. Following these guidelines can contribute to overall health, and decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment. The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It’s a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.