Step Up FAQs
Q: What is the 1,000,000 Step Challenge?
A: From 1st April (or any other date you choose), you’ll walk, run, dance or skip your way to one million steps. Whether you walk 10,000 steps a day for one hundred days, celebrate 20 years of The Donna Louise by doing 20,000 steps a day or come together with family, friends or co-workers to get the steps in, you’ll do it at your own pace, in your own time, getting sponsored for every stride. Whatever way you do it, with the well-documented health benefits of moving more, you’ll not only be stepping up for Oscar, you’ll be stepping up for you.
Q: How much does it cost to take part?
A: Registration is just £10 which will help make sure that The Donna Louise can be there for local families every step of the way. As part of your registration, you will receive a Step Up t-shirt and welcome pack with bags of ideas and inspiration to keep you going.
Q: 1,000,000 steps sound like a long way, how far is that?
A: By the time you’ve finished, you’ll have walked at least 500 miles – that’s 19 marathons! But if that sounds overwhelming, it’s easier than you think to clock up some extra steps – why not take the dog for an extra walk, or park a bit further away at the supermarket? And remember, you don’t have to do it alone!
Q: What happens if I miss a day?
A: We all have off-days, why not just make it up with a nice long walk with family or friends at the weekend? Or if you’re feeling energetic, head out for a run.
Q: How do I track my steps?
A: Using a smartphone is by far the easiest way to track your activity. Fitness trackers are also very popular and link to lots of free apps, or good old-fashioned pedometers are very inexpensive to buy. Your welcome pack will also include a step tracker if you’d prefer to keep your own tally of the steps you’ve walked.
Q: Can friends, family or co-workers join me?
A: Absolutely! Encourage them to sign up at www.thedonnalouise.org/step or simply add their steps to yours if you’d prefer a team challenge.
Q: Do I have to raise money?
A: Step Up is a fundraising event designed to raise the money we need to be there every step of the way for families like Oscars. We hope that everyone who takes part will try and raise at least £100.
Q: How do I raise money?
A: However you want! When you register, we’ll send you a link and instructions detailing how to set up your own fundraising page. Your welcome pack will also include a paper sponsorship form and collection box as well as loads of simple fundraising ideas.
Q: How can I find out more?