Sussexsport

Commit To Get Far

50 million steps, 30 days, one challenge
Around the World in 30 Days

Join us in our post-Christmas Commit to Get Far challenge

We are challenging staff to work together in teams to achieve the equivalent of 50 million steps in 30 days. Just get active to earn points.

50 million steps is equal to 960 marathons and 25,000 miles - the distance to go round the globe. Yes that's right, we are going Around the World in 30 Days! 

The challenge runs Monday 29 January-27 February 2018 and to help get you started, we're providing University of Sussex staff with a free 10-day Sussexsport membership between 29 January-7 February.

Each week we are asking for every participant to increase their daily step count: from an average of 7,000 per day in week one, to 10,000 per day by week four. 

To take part in the challenge:

  • Sign up to Sussex Moves, our new campus-wide wellbeing platform
  • Once you've signed up, you can invite friends, create teams, track your activity and follow your progress online
  • On Sussex Moves, activity means points - so we're looking to reach 165,000 points as a campus to complete the 50 million steps. The points you earn on Sussex Moves will also count towards rewards and discounts. And we'll have prizes throughout the challenge too.
  • You'll get 100 points just for signing up and even more for each colleague you invite, so register for Sussex Moves now.
  • Once you're part of a team, Sussexsport will send your team captain details of how to claim your 10-day free Sussexsport staff membership

Log your activities

You can use one of many supported popular wearable devices or smartphone apps (e.g. Fitbit, Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyFitness etc.), which sync automatically with Sussex Moves. The more intensive the activity, the more points you get.

If you don't currently use an activity tracker, we recommend downloading Nokia's Health Mate or Moves mobile apps, then connect either of the free apps to Sussex Moves from your Connections page. Keep your phone on you and the app will do the rest, automatically logging your daily steps and syncing with Sussex Moves. Both apps are free and available for iPhone and Android. 

Supported activities that are logged by most trackers are: running, swimming and walking, which all count towards your points total. You won't be able to manually log your activity, so remember to record what you do using one of the options above so that it converts to points!

So register, invite friends, create a team of up to 10 people and motivate other staff across the campus to take part in this huge, but not impossible, challenge!

How is my activity converted to points on Sussex Moves?

  • 303 Steps = 1 point  
  • 1km of cycling = 3 points
  • 1km of running = 10 points
Week One challenge and activities

Complete an average of 7,000 steps a day - this is the equivalent of walking the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii on the island of Kauai, passing waterfalls, jungles and the one mile arc of Kalalau beach.

  • Monday 29 January: Drop-in Staff Badminton session - 1pm-2pm at the Sport Centre
  • Wednesday 31 January: Staff Wellbeing Walk - 1pm-1.45pm meeting at the Sport Centre
  • Thursday 1 February: Runch (Run at Lunch) - 12.10pm-12.50pm meeting at the Sport Centre
  • Friday 2 February: Zumba - 12.05pm-12.50pm at the Sport Centre
Week Two challenge and activities

Complete an average of 8,000 steps a day. Achieving this total over the week will mean you have walked the London Marathon route!

  • Monday 5 February: Drop-in Staff Badminton session - 1pm-2pm at the Sport Centre
  • Wednesday 7 February: Staff Wellbeing Walk - 1pm-1.45pm meeting at the Sport Centre
  • Thursday 8 February: Runch (Run at Lunch) - 12.10pm-12.50pm meeting at the Sport Centre
Week Three challenge and activities

Complete an average of 9,000 steps a day, the weekly equivalent of traversing New Zealand's Milford track in the beautiful Fiordland national park, taking in the stunning Milford Sound.

Week Four challenge and activities

The biggest week so far, with a challenge of 10,000 steps a day! Your weekly step count will cover one of the most iconic hikes the world has to offer - reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro.