Frequently Asked Questions
Log in to this site and then go to the Log Steps page. Simply select the date and route that you walked.
Registration is open to anyone, regardless of their neighborhood. When you register, you should select one of the 15 neighborhoods who will receive credit for your steps.
In 2016 (our inaugural year) we launched the challenge with 5 featured neighborhoods. In year 2 (2017) we have expanded to 15 featured 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 15 neighborhoods.
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.
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.
The competition encourages people to “get out and walk” and to “enjoy our city.” That’s great if you use a step tracker to see how many miles you log inside your office, the grocery store, etc. every day. But steps you log for the competition should be limited to actual walks you go on. Let’s get out and walk!
The Winning Neighborhood (from the 15 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.
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.
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.
Anyone who lives in greater Cincinnati is welcome to participate in the challenge.
No. Each neighborhood must try to reach 1 million steps with everyone combined.
We have included a handy breakdown of steps to miles on our website. The marked go Vibrant neighborhood routes are a great way to easily access and count your mileage.
When you log your steps on our site, simply select the named go Vibrant neighborhood route or the mileage that you walked and we’ll convert it to steps.