Hello Spring Challenge: A Success!

Back in April, we launched our free Hello Spring National Challenge with the goal of averaging 5,000 steps per day during the eight-week timeline.

Wondering how it all turned out? Well, since wrapping up the Challenge on May 29, we’ve taken to our calculators (and our Excel sheets) and added up the numbers to share with you. 17,000 participants joined the Challenge, with some inspiring results:

2.6 billion:

Total steps taken.
That's more than 1.2 million miles, or about two round-trip walks to the moon!

59 million:

The most active day.
Tuesday, April 19.

48 million:

Average steps each day.
Wow, we're impressed!

Two prizes were available each week: a $50 Whole Foods gift card and a Movband “Family Pack.” One grand prize, a $600 gift card to Plated, was won by Stacy from Indiana, who was randomly selected from all participants who completed the Challenge goal.

Have inspiring photos or stories from your quest for 5,000 daily steps during the Hello Spring Challenge? Jump online and share them with us on Twitter (#DHSGetMoving) or Facebook – We’d love to hear from you!

Just because this Challenge is over doesn’t mean you should stop moving! If you’re looking for another Challenge to get involved in, we encourage you to join the Patriot Steps Challenge that we kicked off in conjunction with the SEAL Legacy Foundation. This Challenge, powered by the Move module, will give you the opportunity to be entered to win a special SEAL Legacy Foundation wristband by completing the 80,000 step per week goal or by recording 400,000 steps before July 4. Ready to learn more and sign up?