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Diabetes UK issues call for you to join summer stepping challenge

The One Million Step Challenge runs from 1 July to 30 September and is ideal for anyone looking for a way to get more active. You take one million steps over the course of three months – around 10,000 steps per day – and get sponsored for every stride. 

Two ladies walking and smiling with t shirts that say 'every step counts'

You do not have to limit yourself to walking to complete the summer stepping challenge. You could choose to jog, or even dance the steps away. But whichever way you choose to move, you will need to take around 10,000 steps a day from 1 July to reach your one million step goal.

This year’s challenge features two other options. There is the half a million step challenge, perfect for those short on time or for anyone who may find taking 10,000 steps a day difficult. And there’s the longer 1.7 million step challenge for those who really want to push themselves this summer.

Tina McCrossan, National Director, at Diabetes UK Northern Ireland, said:  

“Walking is a fantastic way to help you get fit, so the One Million Step Challenge is perfect if you want to take steps towards a healthier you.  

“You can take on the summer stepping challenge alone, or better still, get your family, friends and colleagues involved – it’s a great way to get active this summer while raising vital funds for Diabetes UK along the way.  

“How you complete your steps is up to you. The money you raise while you do it will fund our fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm.”  

Sign up to the One Million Step Challenge.

Registration is free and there’s no minimum sponsorship requirement. You can take on your steps wherever you like, from your local park to your living room. When you sign up you'll get your own Million Steps profile page on the platform, where you can log your steps and track how much you've raised.

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