JUNE 15 - JUNE 28


You’ve taken the first step toward helping your colleagues become healthier and happier this spring! This challenge is open to both members and nonmembers of Health Action Council and part of our nationwide health initiatives.


The team with the highest number of average steps gets a healthy lunch for up to 50 people (a $500 value) and a $500 donation made to your local Ronald McDonald House or school garden.


  • TEAM REGISTRATION: Monday, June 8
  • CHALLENGE DATES: June 15-June 28
  • AWARDS ANNOUNCED: Tuesday, June 30



Q. Who's eligible to participate in the Step It Up Challenge? 

A. It's open to all Health Action Council Members, Supporters, Sponsors, Community Partners, and Friends at no charge. 

Q. I don’t have a Fitbit, so am I allowed to participate? 

A. Yes, you can use a different device to track your steps. However, you’ll need to enter your actions manually on the Fitbit App or website. 

Q. How do I create a Fitbit account? 

A. Follow this helpful guide on how to get started with our challenge! 

Q. How do I know if I registered adequately? 

A. You will receive an automated email from us confirming that you’re registered and that you're ready to go! 

 Q. How do I manually log my steps? 

A. Visit the Fitbit website to track your steps. If using a mobile device, press the + symbol and tap “Track Exercise."

Q. How do I join the Facebook Group page? 

A. Search “HAC Step It Up Challenge” or request an invite.

Q. I have 10,000 steps every day, but my team's score is lower than that. Why? 

A. Your team score is an average for the two weeks of the Challenge across your whole team. 

Q. My Fitbit isn’t syncing to my app. 

A. Please tweet or chat with Fitbit technical support, or call (877) 623-4997. 

Q. Will Fitbit automatically convert other activities to steps? 

A. Except for a run, walk, and hike, activities are not converted into steps. You'll have to add your event manually.

Q. I accepted the invite, but don’t see the Challenge. 

A. The Challenge will not be visible to participants until it’s officially launched a few days before the start date. 


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Send us an email and we'll get back to you quickly to troubleshoot!