12.8.2015

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!

10th annual Step One Challenge’s walking contest brought about 659 walkers divided into 112 teams, to take on the challenge to try and reach 10,000 steps a day.   Together we walked over 159,659,575 steps which convert to 75,596 miles.     

 Our top 3 teams overall were from PPG with

Raising a Little Health coming out on top with an average1,126,412 steps

2nd highest was Worn Out Soles with an overall average of 926,557 steps.

And 3rd highest was Proud Walkers with an overall average of 708,529 steps.

 Top overall individual was from Raising a Little Health with over 1,314,116 steps, and that is Donnie Thompson.

2nd place overall stepper was from team Raising a Little Health with over 1,306,736 steps, and that is Rachin Thurman.

3rd place overall stepper was also from team Raising a Little Health with over 1,274,762 steps and that is Kayley Ruppe. 



















Welcome to the Step One Challenge

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.  

The Step One 5K and Fun Run is a second part of the challenge.  Independent of the 6 week walking contest, the Step One 5K and Fun Run is open to anyone that wants to participate.  The Step One 5K and Fun Run, presented HomeTrust Bank of Shelby, 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! 


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.  

The Step One Challenge