Step up to the Step Count Challenge

Four free packages being offered to organisations in Larkhall and Hamilton

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Date posted: Friday, 20 October 2017

Are you part of an organisation based in Hamilton or Larkhall that loves nothing more than a bit of competition?

The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) have four FREE Step Count Challenge (normally priced £25) packages to give away. Allocation will be on a first come, first served basis, so teams are encouraged to sign up quickly. 

Running for 4 weeks, starting Monday 30 October, the Step Count Challenge is a walking challenge for Scottish Workplaces, co-ordinated by Paths For All. The aim is simple – walk more and feel the difference!

All you need to do is get a team of 5 people together from your group or organisation, and count the number of collective steps you take using a pedometer, activity tracker or pedometer app on your smartphone.

The teams will sign up for a user account where they can record number of steps, send messages between each other and track progress. Goals, regular updates and motivation to keep the team going will be provided throughout the challenge, as well as the chance to win competitions and prizes.

Kirsten Robb, CAVLP Development Officer, says, “With a few days to go, get your team booked on for free asap through the Make Your Way project for lots of local support to try out new walking and cycling routes for your everyday and leisure journeys. The CAVLP team have booked up, we can't wait to get started and look forward to joining your teams on this year's Step Count Challenge!"

 

The FREE Step Count Challenge packages are being offered through the Make Your Way arts, heritage and active travel project. The project initially focussed on the communities of Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse in 2016 – 2017, where a number of artworks and trails were developed through community consultations and workshops. Following the success of the first phase, funding has now been secured to roll out the project in Hamilton and Larkhall.

The project will be delivered by icecream architecture and Healthy n Happy. It is funded by Scottish Government Smarter Choices, Smarter Places grant, and LEADER and Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP).

Find out more about the Step Count Challenge at www.stepcount.org.uk. Book your team of five onto the FREE challenge by contacting Kirsten Robb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 01555 663 430. 

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