Lincoln students and staff stepping up

31 August 2021 | News

Students and staff at Lincoln University are again taking on universities in New Zealand and across the Tasman by signing up to a six week 10,000 steps a day challenge.

In 2020, Lincoln’s 202 participants registered 7,722,168 steps at an average of 286,006, finishing 14th in the Australasian University Health Challenge (AUHC). They are looking for a higher placing this year, as well as more entrants.

Staff and students sign up as individuals and compete as one team against the 18 other universities. The journey begins on 6 September.

It’s a great time for people to support wellbeing by getting outside and enjoying their surroundings. It is also a chance for individuals to virtually connect and be active, especially during the pandemic.

Step counts are logged on the Challenge website (or app), and all individuals' daily steps add to their university total. The most physically active university at the end of the six weeks, as gauged by the average step total, is announced as the winner.