Fire Up Your Feet offers two Activity Challenges in a school year – fall and spring – in participating regions across the country. Final award amounts vary in each region and are made to the schools showing the highest percentages of participation.
IMPORTANT: Only K-8 schools in these participating regions are eligible to win Challenge Awards:
For specifics about your participating region's award levels and amounts, click on your region listed above.
1st, 2nd, 3rd PLACE, RUNNER UP FINAL CHALLENGE AWARDS:
Awards are allocated based on the number of students, parents, guardians, and school staff tracking during the Challenge Period, divided by total school enrollment.
To keep the excitement going throughout the challenge, each region offers special breakout awards that varying from most new registrants in a week to incentives for sharing pictures and stories of your school’s success.
Rookie of the Year Award: Any brand new school (participating in Fire Up Your Feet for the first time) with a minimum of 20 participants tracking at least one activity during the 2017 Spring Activity Challenge is eligible. These schools will be entered in a drawing to win this award.
Comeback Award: Any school that did not participate in the 2016 Fall Activity Challenge, but participated in a past Challenge, will be entered in a drawing to win this award. These schools must include a minimum of 20 participants tracking at least one activity during the 2017 Spring Activity Challenge.
Activity All-Star Award: The school with the most overall minutes of physical activity logged in each region will win this award. To be eligible, schools must include a minimum of 20 participants tracking at least one activity during 2017 Spring Activity Challenge.
Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day Award: If your school is participating in Walk/Bike to School Day on May 10th, 2017, track your activity for a chance to win! Schools tracking any form of active transportation (i.e., walking, biking, and/or rolling) activity for 20 or more students on May 10th, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for this award.
Small School Award (select regions only) Schools with fewer than 100 students are not eligible for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards listed above and can compete in this small school category. This award will be given to the school with the most students, parents/guardians, and school staff tracking during the 2017 Spring Activity Challenge, divided by school enrollment.
School Champion Award: This award is to honor those individual “Champions” that help their schools reach success in Safe Routes to School and/or Fire Up Your Feet programming. To be eligible, submit one short paragraph about your school’s “Champion” has made a difference to your school community through Safe Routes and/or Fire Up Your Feet (even if that person is you)! Photos and/or videos are strongly encouraged. The award will be presented to the school that submits the most compelling story. Click here to submit.
Specialized Water Bottle Award: Any school that tracks activity for 20 participants or more by May 6 Challenge I and May 20 Challenge II will be entered into a drawing to win 100 Specialized water bottles.
Let’s Move Active Schools Award: Schools that have enrolled with and completed an online Assessment for Let's Move Active Schools and have at least 20 participants tracking activity for the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge will be entered in a drawing for one $500 award.
PeopleForBikes Award: A $100 PeopleForBikes award will go to the top school nationally with the highest percentage of participants tracking bicycle activity with a minimum of 20 participants tracking at least one activity.
National Walk/Bike/Roll to School Day Award: If your school is participating in Walk/Bike to School Day on May 10th, 2017, track your activity for a chance to win! Schools tracking any form of active transportation (i.e., walking, biking, and/or rolling) activity for 20 or more students on May 10th, 2017 will be entered into a drawing for this $500 award.
Share Your Story Award: The benefits of physical activity go well beyond the numbers on the tracker, scoreboard, or scale. At the core of Fire Up Your Feet is the heart, soul and commitment that each individual brings to nurturing healthy, active kids and thriving schools. We invite you to share how your Fire Up Your Feet program is helping your school get fired up for active lifestyles! Please share a short narrative (minimum 5-10 sentences) about how Fire Up Your Feet helped your school increase physical activity or created new champions for health and wellness. For inspiration, please read the story submitted by the winner of the Fall 2016 Share Your Story award.
How to enter: Submit your story using this Google form. Since we love seeing schools get in on the action, photos or videos are strongly encouraged. Submit accompanying photos and videos to email@example.com. Please make sure your email comes from the same address as the one listed on your official form entry. The winner will receive a $500 award on behalf of their school and national recognition on our blog and Facebook page. Limit one response per person.
SPARK Physical Education Award: The school that tracks the highest total minutes spent in “SPARK physical education” will receive a Sportime PE Starter Pack (choice of K-2, 3-6, 6-8) (value $419.99-$799.99). Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking SPARK Physical Education are eligible.
I’m Safe Awards: The winner of this award (1st place) will receive $500 of free I’m Safe print, banner, or digital products. There will also be a 2nd place winner ($250 of I’m Safe products) and 3rd place winner ($100 of I’m Safe products). To enter, submit a short narrative (photos/videos strongly encouraged) describing:
- How your school (staff, parents, and/or students) promoted safety around walking or bicycling to/from school during the Fire Up Your Feet Activity Challenge.
- If you won $500 of I'm Safe products, which items would you select and how would you use I'm Safe products to promote and encourage safety at your school?
Check your region page for submission deadlines. Click here to submit.
Note: When I’m Safe awards are made, if the prize is not claimed within 30 days, it will be offered to the next runner up.
Cycliq Share the Road Award: Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking bicycling that submit a short narrative (5-10 sentences) about how bike safety/sharing the road is promoted at their school AND/OR how your school would use the Cycliq Fly6 bike cameras to promote bike safety/sharing the road are eligible for this award. Schools are strongly encouraged to submit photos and/or videos with their narrative. The winning school will receive (52) Cycliq Fly6 bike cameras and (1) Fly12 bike camera (total value $9,137). Check your region page for submission deadlines. Click here to submit.
Dero Bike Rack Award: This award will go to the school with the school with the highest total minutes of biking activity logged during the Activity Challenge. Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking bicycling are eligible. The winning school will receive a Dero “Bike Bike Rack” ($467 value). Check your region page for submission deadlines.
mybackpacktags® Walking Award:The school with the most total minutes spent walking during the Activity Challenge will receive one set of six mybackpacktags® items (walk, bike, bus, car, & two carabiners) for up to 150 students ($540 value). Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking walking are eligible, and the award must be used for entire grade level or multiple grade levels. Check your region page for submission deadlines.
Peaceful Playgrounds Playground Activity Award: The school that tracks the most total minutes spent in playground activity/recess will receive a staff training from Peaceful Playgrounds on “Bullying Prevention OR Playground Supervision" (choice of winner, $499.99 value). Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking “Playground Activity/Recess” are eligible. Check your region page for submission deadlines.
CRITERIA & SELECTION
Final Challenge Awards are calculated by the following formula:
Total number of students, parents/guardians and school staff that tracked during the Challenge period, divided by school enrollment data. We utilize national enrollment data from Market Data Retrieval, one of the nation’s leading educational list compilers. This data is updated annually from data provided directly by school districts and from state enrollment reports. We use the most recent data set available to us; however, this data set may not reflect your school’s exact school enrollment for the current school year.
- Awards will be calculated by the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and awarded to a qualified school group such as a PTA, PTO, school, district, or school foundation. Awards will not be made to individuals.
- Awarded funds must be spent on activities/uses related to the school’s health and wellness goals.
- In order to be included in the award calculation registered parents, students, and school staff must track their activity at least once during the Challenge period.
- Schools must have a minimum of 20 participants tracking one activity to be considered for a 1st,2nd, or 3rd tier Challenge Award.
- In the event of a tie, a drawing will determine the awardee.
- School groups receiving the award will be required to complete an acknowledgement form. Checks are valid for 90 days after issued.
- Schools are not able to win 1st place two challenges in a row. If a school wins a first-place award the previous Challenge, they are eligible to win all other awards including 2nd and 3rd place. Award categories and criteria may be subject to change; questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.