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Welcome to the Step One Challenge

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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


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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!

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! 

The Step One Challenge is going into its 10th year and we are excited for you to be a part of it!  This years registration will kick off July 24th, 2015 and will close August 21st, 2015.  The 10th annual Step One Challenge will begin on August 29th and will conclude on October 9th.

This year will also be the 4th annual Step One 5K and Fun Run! Presented by HomeTrust Bank of Shelby, NC.   Finish Well Timing out of Kings Mountain will be there this year to help us out in making sure we get your time just right.   Registration for the 5K and Fun Run is already open and here is your link to get in on this $15 Run! 

Make sure to also check us out on FaceBook and back here for updates and for a list of our sponsors of this years race. 

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.