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 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.
BREAKOUT AWARDS: 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 October 1-31st is eligible. These schools will be entered in a drawing to win this award.
Comeback Award: Any school that did not participate in the Spring 2016 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 October 1-31st.
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 October 1-31st.
Walk to School Day Award: Is your school participating in Walk to School Day? Track your school’s participation on October 5th for a chance to win! Schools tracking walking activity on WTSD for 20 or more students will be entered into a drawing for this award. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, October 9th.
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 October 1-31st, 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 by 5pm PST on November 3rd. Click here for the submission form.
Marathon Kids Run/Jog Award: The award will go to the school with the highest total minutes spent running or jogging in each region. Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking running/jogging are eligible. The winning school will receive 10 Marathon Kids Running Club Memberships ($150 value).
Two Let’s Move Active Schools Awards: 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 two $500 awards.
PeopleForBikes Award: A $500 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 is eligible.
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 Spring 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 between October 1st - November 3rd. 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.
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 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 oneFly12 bike camera (total value $9,137). Submissions are due by 5pm PST on November 3rd.
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).
- 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?
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.
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 “How to have a Peaceful Playground” or “Playground Supervision” (choice of winner, $499.99 value). Schools with a minimum of 20 participants tracking “playground activity/recess” are eligible.
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.
Participation levels may be subject to change in order to ensure a fair and equitable process. Valid activity for the fall challenge can be entered through November 3 at 5:00pm PST Questions should be directed to email@example.com
Fire Up Your Feet award winners will receive discounts to purchase items from the following companies: