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One Million Step Challenge

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Registration fee: free
No minimum sponsorship
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After a hugely successful event, the One Million Step Challenge has finished for this year. Over 17,000 people registered to take part and have raised, so far, over £650,000 to support people living with diabetes.

It’s a fantastic achievement from our steppers, and we’re already excited and looking ahead to 2020. If you want to step towards a healthier you next summer, 1 July - 30 September 2020, then you can register your interest here.

Step it up next summer towards a healthier you

Walk it. Jog It. Dance it. The choice is yours. You will need to take at least 10,000 steps a day to reach your million, so do it your way.

You can take on the challenge alone, or better still, get your family, friends and colleagues involved. You can even split the million steps between a team to make it easier.

However you take part, the money you raise is vital in our fight against diabetes.

Registration info

  • Registration will be open by mid-March
  • Free to register
  • No minimum sponsorship requirement. We would suggest a target of £120, but please raise as much as you can for us.
  • You must be aged 18 or over to register and receive an online profile page. Children are welcome to join, but they need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf.
  • You will need to source your own pedometer or step tracker. If you are a smartphone user there are many very good pedometer apps that are free to use.

How we'll support you

Before you get stepping, you’ll receive your welcome pack through the post. We’ll send them within two weeks of your registering, and they’ll include advice on increasing your steps, fundraising tips, a step calendar to log your steps, a progress poster and a sponsor form.

You will also get your very own One Million Step Challenge profile page which is the online page where you will log your steps to keep a running total, collect virtual badges, collect your online fundraising and share your progress with everyone on Facebook and Twitter.

How do I count my steps?

Keeping on top of your steps using a smartphone is by far the easiest way to track your activity. If you need help finding the best walking app for you, get in touch with us at onemillionsteps@diabetes.org.uk.

If you would rather use a physical pedometer or activity tracker then those are great too. You can buy a decent pedometer for less than £10, or spend a little more on something a bit more advanced.

Then keep a log of your daily steps on your One Million Steps calendar or online profile page.

Why take part?

You’ll walk towards a healthier you and a future where diabetes can do no harm.

At the moment it does too much. Each week thousands of people in the UK suffer heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, amputation and blindness because of their diabetes. But when people manage their diabetes well, they can avoid these life-threatening complications and stay healthy.

We provide information, care and support for everyone with diabetes – and for their family and friends – so they can manage their condition well. Our campaigns improve life for people with diabetes while our research develops new treatments, technologies and will, one day, find a cure.

But we need your help to do it. That’s where you and your fundraising come in. It’s time to step up for people with diabetes.

Any questions? Email onemillionsteps@diabetes.org.uk, or call 0345 123 2399.

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