About the Million Step Challenge

Go Vibrant’s Million Step Challenge is competition among neighborhoods in Cincinnati. Which neighborhood can log the most steps during in 2019? Who will take the top prize (a donation for an interactive, engaging playset in your neighborhood’s park)?

The challenge runs from May 24, 2019-October 12, 2019.

2019 Participating Neighborhoods

  • Avondale
  • Bond Hill/Roselawn
  • Clifton
  • College Hill
  • Covington
  • Delhi
  • Downtown/Mt Adams
  • East Walnut Hills
  • Evanston
  • Golf Manor
  • Madisonville
  • Mt. Washington
  • Newport
  • Northside
  • Norwood
  • Oakley
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Price Hill
  • Walnut Hills
  • Winton Hills

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Additional Sponsors

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Use our app to log your steps via Fitbit, Apple, or Android.

Download the Challenge App

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate?2018-05-24T12:46:17+00:00

Anyone who lives in greater Cincinnati is welcome to participate in the challenge.

How are steps calculated?2018-05-24T12:44:44+00:00

You enter the mileage you walked to log your steps. We apply the same number of steps (2,000 steps) for every mile walked. Sure, some people have longer or shorter strides and may actually walk a few more or a few less steps per mile…but we wanted to keep it simple. One mile = 2,000 steps.

You may also use the challenge App to sync steps directly from a Fitbit or other device.

Do I have to use one of the go Vibrant walking routes?2018-05-24T12:41:54+00:00

Nope. You can walk anywhere, anytime you want.

We believe the go Vibrant walking routes offer an excellent variety of scenery and distances that highlight our great city and its neighborhoods. When you Log Steps on this site you can select from an existing go Vibrant walking route or enter the mileage (in half mile increments) of your custom route.

What are the prizes?2018-05-24T12:40:53+00:00

The Winning Neighborhood (from the 16 eligible neighborhoods) will receive a donation to be used for a park Exercise Station/Playscape.

Additional prizes will be announced throughout the length of the contest.

How far is 1 million steps?2018-05-24T12:39:30+00:00

There are 2,000 steps in a mile. 1 million steps equals 500 miles. To put that in perspective there are approximately 1 million steps between:

  • San Francisco and San Diego
  • Detroit and New York
  • Paris and Milan

Start walking south from Cincinnati and 1 million steps will put you in Atlanta. Feel like heading north? Those 1 million steps will you get you to Green Bay!

The competition runs for approximately 5 months. You would need a pace of 100 miles per month – or about 25 miles per week – to reach 1,000,000 steps.

How do I measure 1 million steps?2018-05-24T12:38:49+00:00

We make it easy. Register with this site and go to the Log Steps page. Select the route or distance you walked (in miles) and we’ll convert it to steps for tracking purposes.

We apply 2,000 steps to each mile walked.

Or, use our App to sync steps from a Fitbit or other device.

Why are there only 16 featured/eligible neighborhoods?2018-05-24T12:37:04+00:00

In 2016 (our inaugural year) we launched the challenge with 5 featured neighborhoods. In year 2 (2017) we have expanded to 15 featured neighborhoods. In year 3 (2018) we are expanding to 16 Cincinnati neighborhoods.

Persons from any neighborhood are welcome to participate – and you don’t need to live in the neighborhood that you are supporting. However, the neighborhood prize is only eligible to one of the 16 neighborhoods.

What if I don’t live in one of the participating neighborhoods?2018-05-24T12:35:45+00:00

Registration is open to anyone, regardless of their neighborhood. When you register, you should select one of the neighborhoods who will receive credit for your steps.

How do I log my steps?2018-05-24T12:34:38+00:00

Log in to this site and then go to the Log Steps page. Simply select the date and route that you walked. You can also download the challenge App and log your steps from a Fitbit and other devices.

How does the competition work?2018-05-24T12:29:20+00:00
  1. Register with this site.
  2. Pick a neighborhood to support.
  3. Go for a walk. Try one of our go Vibrant walking routes or any walk of your choosing.
  4. Come back to this site and log your steps.
  5. Track your performance and neighborhood performance on our leaderboard.