Step to it challenge - healthy habits start here

Step to it is a family-friendly activity challenge that motivates people of all ages and abilities to become more physically active from May 1-28.

Participate

Registration begins April 1.

Anyone can join and participate individually or in a group. Schools, workplaces, faith communities, and neighborhoods can form a group and participate together.

Track your progress

Log into your account to record your activity. A pedometer is not required to participate.

View the activity log (PDF)

Step to it with TC Bear

Meet Lee, a Step to it champion

Awards and prizes

The most active communities, individuals, schools, and worksites are recognized and awarded with prizes.

Kids receiving awards at a Twins game

Community and individual awards

25 communities participate in the challenge. Trophies are given to the three communities that achieve these accomplishments:

  • Most active community
  • Most actively engaged community
  • Most active residents

Individual awards and prizes

Each community awards Minnesota Twins tickets to individuals who logged the most steps in their age bracket. These individuals are also recognized on the field at a Twins game.

All participants are eligible for Twins tickets and Step to it T-shirts through random prize drawings conducted in each participating community.

Kids riding in a surry bike with T.C. Bear

School awards

The elementary school with the largest number of registered participants in their enrollment size category wins a limited number of Twins tickets and a Twins collectible.

Students must participate in the challenge for a school to be eligible for these prizes.

2018 Winners

Communities and individuals

Congratulations to these communities:

  • Plymouth, most active community
  • Minnetonka Beach, most active residents
  • Osseo, most engaged community

Congratulations to 48 individuals with the highest number of steps in their community. View list of community winners (PDF).

Schools

Congratulations to these schools with the highest number of registered participants.

  • Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion, Robbinsdale School District
  • School of Engineering and Arts (SEA), Robbinsdale School District
  • Rice Lake Elementary, Osseo School District

Way to Step To It!

Partners

  • City of Bloomington
  • City of Brooklyn Center
  • City of Brooklyn Park
  • City of Champlin
  • City of Crystal
  • City of Eden Prairie
  • City of Excelsior
  • City of Golden Valley
  • City of Hopkins
  • City of Little Earth
  • City of Maple Grove
  • City of Maple Plain
  • City of Minnetonka
  • City of Minnetonka Beach
  • City of New Hope
  • City of Orono
  • City of Osseo
  • City of Plymouth
  • City of Richfield
  • City of Robbinsdale
  • City of Rogers
  • City of Shorewood
  • City of St. Louis Park
  • City of Wayzata

Sponsors

Hennepin County Hennepin County Public Health works with organizations, schools, businesses and communities to promote health and reduce chronic disease. Learn more about public health initiatives.
Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins Community Fund supports thousands of nonprofit organizations by donating game tickets, memorabilia and autographed items. Learn more about the fund's work.

Hennepin county public health works with organizations, schools, businesses and communities to promote health and reduce chronic disease.

Contact us

steptoit@hennepin.us

612-348-5618