Today is the First Day of the Fire Up Your Feet Challenge!
The Fall Activity Challenge provides schools with a great way to earn cash prizes, helps students find the fun in getting active in and out of school, and helps raise awareness of the need to provide safe routes and places for kids in our communities. Fire Up Your Feet is an encouragement program created by the National Partnership to promote active living and healthy lifestyles for K-8 students, families, and school staff.
Register and track any type of physical activity during the month of October and you could win cash for your school! Participation is easy and free, just follow these three steps:
2. Create a group and enter the total number of participants in your group.
3. Track activity for your school by selecting the date, type of activity, minutes of activity, group that performed the activity.
We are thrilled to announce that we have simplified our activity tracker, and entering individual participants is no longer required for tracking activity.
Two $500 Rookie of the Year Awards: 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.
Two $250 Comeback Awards: 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.
One $500 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.
One $500 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 to submit.
Two $500 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.
$ 00 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.
$500 Share Your Story Award: 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.
How to enter: Submit your story using this Google form.