Step Challenge

How to Participate in the Step Challenge

The #2018ACEN Step Challenge is a friendly competition open to all registered conference goers. The minimum requirement to enter is 5,000 steps gained in the first half of the day on Friday, July 13th. To participate:

  • Take as many steps as you can by 2:30 PM on Friday, July 13th
  • By 2:30 PM, submit your raffle entry by uploading a screenshot or picture of the number of steps on your step counter* to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter along with a caption including your first name and last initial, and the tags #2018ACEN, #2018ACENStepChallenge, and @NursingAccreditation (on Facebook/Instagram) or @ACENursing (on Twitter). Note that if your default photo settings are “Private” your entry will not be seen by staff. Make sure this photo is set to public.
  • There are three different levels of the raffle:
    – 5,000 Steps Achieved – Prize Level 3
    – 7,500 Steps Achieved – Prize Level 2
    – 10,000 Steps Achieved – Prize Level 1 (grand prize)
  • The drawings for all three prize levels will take place at the Marketplace at 3:15 PM on Friday. Make sure to come over for the announcements! You must be present to win.

How to add more steps to your day
Join us for the morning walk (or run) in Centennial Park! All walk participants receive an exclusive “I stepped up” collapsible water bottle. Rain or shine – we will be there!

Don’t have a step counter? Do it for the bragging rights!
This is a friendly competition with the ultimate goal of helping everyone stay healthy and active during the conference. Even if you don’t have a step counter, we would love to see you at the morning walk, and you will still go home with an exclusive water bottle!

A note about participant waivers
Everyone wishing to participate in the Centennial Park walk/run will be asked to sign a liability waiver. Waivers will be available soon.

* Your step counter can be any wearable technology that you own which counts your steps, e.g. a FitBit, an Apple Watch, or a cellphone with a built-in step counter. Your counter must be of the type which resets at midnight every night.