With fall in full swing, I’m enjoying the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves. It’s a great time to get moving outside – which means it’s also the perfect time to get a new challenge underway! We’ve got some easy-to-implement, fun fall challenges for you to kick off with your school, company, or family. Read on for challenge ideas that are guaranteed to get your group moving together!
Challenge your team to a 3-week walking challenge with Halloween-themed Walktober! Every day, aim to move 3.6 miles to be on track to reach the 80 mile goal.
Timeframe: 3 weeks, October 10-30
Goal: 80 miles (3.8 miles/day)
- Halfway through the challenge, reward all participants who reach 40 miles by October 20 with an orange colored band (perfect for Halloween accessorizing!)
- At the end of your challenge, reward everyone who reach 80 miles by October 30 with paid time off or a half-day on Friday, October 31 so that your team can get home early for Halloween trick-or-treaters!
Fun Twist: Encourage your team to frequently sync their Movbands with a First-to-Sync Reward! Pick a day at random and reward the first person to sync their Movband with a Fall Wristband Pack!
Fitness Friday Challenge
Host a series of Pop-Up Challenges in October and November to keep you moving throughout the fall season! Every Friday, challenge your team to kick it up a notch with a Fitness Friday challenge based on moves.
Timeframe: 9 weeks – every Friday in October and November
Goal: Set the goal for your first Fitness Friday Challenge at 7,000 moves/day. Increase your moves by ~10% each week to get up to a goal of over 15,000 moves on November 28 (the day after Thanksgiving) to motivate your participants following Thanksgiving indulgences!
October 3 – 7,000 moves
October 10 – 7,700 moves
October 17 – 8,500 moves
October 24 – 9,400 moves
October 31 – 10,300 moves
November 7 – 11,300 moves
November 14 – 12,500 moves
November 21 – 14,000 moves
November 28 – 15,400 moves
Reward Ideas: Raffle off a $10 gift card each week (Starbucks gift cards are a great prize, especially for all those (skim) Pumpkin Spice Lattes we’re drinking this fall!). Enter everyone who reaches the Friday moves goal into a raffle for the weekly gift card prize!
Fun Twist: For a fun take on casual Friday, encourage your team to wear their favorite fitness gear to work for Fitness Friday. With everyone decked out in running shoes and yoga pants, take a lunchtime walk together as a team!
Turkey Trotting Team Challenge
Trot your way through November and begin the holiday season in good health with this engaging team challenge. Split your employees into teams of equal sizes and face off in a fun team competition! (If you’re a small group, pair up participants in teams of 2; for bigger organizations, teams of 10-15 people work best). Motivate your team to make it an active weekend by rewarding the top team every Monday!
Timeframe: 1 month, November 1-30
Goal: 300,000 moves (10,000 moves/day)
- Every Monday (November 10, 17, 24, and December 1), reward the team with the highest total moves from the past 7 days. Reward every member of last week’s top team with a gift card to your local grocery store – these incentives will be in high demand ahead of Thanksgiving Dinner shopping!
Fun Twist: A great way to increase those weekend moves is with a walk or run! Encourage employees to sign up for your local Turkey Trot 5k race and participate together alongside coworkers. If your budget allows, subsidize the race entry fee for your employees to promote participation at what’s sure to be a fun team-building event!
We hope you love our fall challenges! Need help getting one set up? Contact your Movable Program Manager or Relationship Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to get you moving!
Have a happy, healthy fall!