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UK Council Stair Climbing Challenge

Kickstart the health of your local authority's workforce in 2017 by joining StepJockey's UK-wide stair climbing challenge.

The affordable initiative is a great way to encourage staff to stay healthy and has already succeeded in over 20 councils nationwide. Since the challenges launched in February 2016 we've encouraged over 2000 staff to take more than 12 million steps on their office stairs to boost workplace health.

Councils that sign up today will be able to enter unlimited numbers of teams and employees into the challenge. Council employees who take part will be able to win £100s of fantastic prizes for participation in this health-enhancing workplace challenge.

Stepjockey council challenge report

How does the StepJockey challenge work?

This June council staff will take to the stairs and collectively burn the same number of calories as an elite cyclist during the Tour de France. Our signs will point the way to the stairs, and staff can use the free StepJockey smartphone app to scan the signs to track their climbs and win prizes.

Employees form teams, competing with other teams within your council to see who can burn the most calories on the stairs, while all council teams collaborate to reach the ultimate goal.

We'll give you all you need to make the Challenge a success, including:

  • Downloadable paper StepJockey Smart Signs for your stairwells
  • Access to a live online leaderboard where everybody involved will be able to see their team's progress
  • Internal comms calendar and assets to help promote the initiative
  • Motivational messages to inspire players and help them climb more

When and where is it taking place?

The UK-wide council stair climbing challenge will be happening in council offices around the country in June and October 2017. You'll need to book your council's place in the challenge by 12 May to ensure you're in the upcoming Challenge.

Take a look at the data from all the UK Council Challenges to date - the results are impressive! 

What other councils are saying about us?

“Our staff loved the team element of the challenge, it was great that people could take part with their friends and it definitely provided a more supportive atmosphere. Saying that, there was still plenty of competitive spirit.” BC, Public Health Commissioning Manager at Merton Council

"I have worked previously in engagement programmes and I just wanted to say I think your app is great and you are excellent at your comms and encouragement! " NR, Brent Council

"StepJockey has been really great fun to take part in and has inspired our team. It has been a great incentive to get fit!!" FD, Durham Council

How can my local authority take part?

Contact us on 0203 397 8377 or register your interest below and we will get back to you straight away.

To sign up immediately and secure your place, click here.

Book before 12th May to secure your organisation's place in the 2017 Challenges.

Register your interest!