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.

Looking to keep your momentum going? Check out Walk with Ease Self-Directed, a six-week walking program full of helpful tips and a walking plan you can customize to meet your needs!
Learn more and register here: Minnesota Walk with Ease Self-Directed Registration Portal

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. Find others using the hashtag #StepToIt on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

To Step to it safely, practice social distancing:

  • Keep 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Refrain from gathering

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Controls website

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 water bottles through random prize drawings conducted in each participating community.

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

School awards

Elementary schools in Hennepin County that have 50 students registered by April 30 will be entered into a drawing for free Minnesota Twins tickets, a Minnesota Twins collectible, and a school visit from TC Bear!

2020 Winners

Communities and individuals

Congratulations to these communities:

  • Most active community: Brooklyn Park with 121.42 million total steps
  • Most active residents: Minnetonka Beach with 526.6 thousand steps per person
  • Most engaged community: Minnetonka Beach with 4.32% of the population participating in the challenge

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

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 Edina
  • 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
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  • 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