go Vibrant laces up walking shoes for
2nd Annual Million Step Challenge
Starting last year, go Vibrant expanded to a new anchor event: the Million Step Challenge. In 2016, five neighborhoods were the focus: Delhi, Walnut Hills/East
Walnut Hills, Evanston, Madisonville, and Avondale. go Vibrant worked with neighborhood councils, challenging residents to walk a million steps.
Well over 80 million steps were logged by ~2,000 residents across neighborhoods, with Avondale logging the most steps – over 30 million. They earned the top prize of $1,500 from go Vibrant, and $2,500 from the Gen-H “Step Up Cincinnati” challenge, toward healthy initiatives in their neighborhood (plus bragging rights, of course).
Runner-up neighborhoods received cornhole sets for their residents.
In 2017, go Vibrant will expand the Million Step Challenge to 15 focused neighborhoods and challenge them similarly to walk the most steps. As in 2016, WLWT-TV will be the media partner with PSAs announcing the challenge. It will kick off with a Veggie Walk at the Taste of Cincinnati – 10am on Saturday, May 27 downtown and end at the now “famous” Zombie Walk the weekend of Halloween – October 28th on the Riverfront.
Our goal this year is to hit over 150 million steps walked – exciting months ahead for the 15 neighborhoods and any other that wants to participate as Cincinnati strives to be one of the top 10 healthiest cities.