The Step One Challenge

Have Fun

Forming teams of 3-6 people, the Step One Challenge encourages participants to exercise together, hold each other accountable, and work together on your fitness journey.  

Get Fit

The Step One Challenge, Cleveland County's only free walking contest,  encourages the citizens of Cleveland County to get out there and move.  Aiming for 10k steps a day!

Welcome to the Step One Challenge

Latest News

The new website for the Step One Challenge and Step One 5K is up.  So take a look around, and use the tabs across the top to find what you're looking for.  If you can't find it, go to the contact us page and we'll get your questions answered.  



The Step One 5K is a second part of the challenge.  Independent of the 6 week walking contest, the Step One 5K is open to anyone that wants to participate.  The 5K was created to further encourage people to be active and to take control of their health.  We keep the price low so price is less of a barrier to participation.  

We want people to get healthy and that includes you!

Welcome to the Step One Challenge, Cleveland County's only FREE 6 week walking challenge.  The Step One Challenge has existed for 9 years, attracting over 10,000 participants.  The contest is open to all Cleveland County residents.  

Results From 3rd Annual Step One 5K

Overall Results

Overall Results by Age Groups