Get Moving Challenge

MOVING… IT’S THE ORIGINAL FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.

Hello and Welcome to the LADOT 100 Days Get Moving Challenge. Congratulations on taking the first step. As we continue to emerge from these challenging times and return to normal activities, hope is on the horizon. Now is the time for renewal, a fresh start and begin new routines. Get up, get out and Get Moving.

Open to all LADOT employees. Open to casual walkers, occasional walkers, group walkers and wheel chair users. Everyone. Your individual goal is 100 miles in 100 days. Your team goal is to win the LADOT walking challenge. The real prize is health and fitness. You can do it. Start now.

Key Dates

  • May 10 - 31 – Sign-ups and formation of teams. Or enter as a solo participant. (Sign-up anytime through Aug 15)
  • June 1 – August 31 – Get Moving Challenge. Track and log steps and distance.

Step 1 - Sign-up and register at: https://ladot.lacity.org/getmovingsignup

Sign-up and Register

Step 2 - Form a 1-5 person team with LADOT friends and colleagues or join an existing team. Or enter solo.

Step 3 - Add the “I’m Doing It” Get Moving challenge logo to your email signature

Get Moving Challenge Email Signature Tile

Step 4 - Get Moving. Track and count your steps and distance from waking moment to bedtime.

Step 5 - Log your steps and distance at the end of each week clicking https://ladotlacity.org/getmovingstepcount. Enter every Sunday by 12 am.

Make it Count

100 Miles in 100 Days

2,000 steps = 1 mile

An average person has a stride length of approximately 2.1 to 2.5 feet.
That means that it takes about 2,000 steps to walk one mile.


Visit ladot.lacity.org/getmovingchallenge for more information

The LADOT 100 Days Get Moving Challenge is open to all current and active LADOT employees only. City employees from other departments are restricted from joining and signing-up. The general public is restricted from joining and signing-up.

Current Rankings

Get Moving Winners

  • Team - WALKING ALIVE, Communications - Design
  • Solo - TRACY FLOYD, Hollywood

Total Combined Team & Solo Steps / Distance - 52,442,927 -- Miles - 26,221 miles

Q. How many miles is the Earth around the equator?

A. 24,901 miles. The distance around the earth at the equator, its circumference, is 24,901 miles. LADOT conquers the world.

Get Moving Challenge Ranking

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Get Moving Challenge

Q. When can I “Take the First Step” and sign-up and register?
A. Starting May 10, all LADOT employees can sign-up at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingsignup and officially enter the LADOT 100 Days Get Moving Challenge. The initial sign-up period is three weeks. Late entries can sign-up through August 15. So you can join anytime. Get up, get out and Get Moving.

Q. If the three week sign-up period begins May 10, then when does the Get Moving Challenge begin?
A. The LADOT 100 Days Get Moving Challenge begins June 1 and extends through August 31. You will track and log your steps and distance June 1 – August 31. Each competition week begins on Monday and ends on Sunday at 12 am.

Q. Which steps during the day should I count?
A. Count all your walking and jogging steps and wheelchair distance from the moment you begin your day to bedtime. For wheelchair team participants, please use reliable, accurate and recognized wheelchair distance to steps conversion apps/charts. With the exception of wheelchairs, there will be no conversion of other activities to step equivalents from estimation tables or equations.

Q. Why is the Get Moving Challenge 100 days? That feels like a long time?
A. 100 days covers all the summer months when the weather is perfect to be outside and Get Moving. Late entries can join anytime and still log substantial steps and distance. You join the Get Moving Challenge at anytime when you are ready. Get up, get out and Get Moving.

Q. How do I track my steps/distance?
A. Use your smart phone’s steps tracking function, a pedometer or steps tracking app. For wheelchair team participants, please use reliable accurate and recognized wheelchair distance to steps conversion app/chart.

Tip - How do I make my iPhone pedometer more accurate?
Height is a vital metric since it enables the iPhone to measure your stride more accurately. Tap Browse at the bottom, then go to Body Measurements > Height > Add Data to enter your height. Once you're done in Health, go to Settings > Privacy > Motion & Fitness to check that Fitness Tracking is enabled.

Q. How many steps should I take per day?
A. Walk, jog, run or wheelchair roll as much as you can and count all your steps and distance. The minimum goal is to walk 100 miles in 100 days. The team goal is to win the competition. The real prize is health and wellness. Get up, get out and Get Moving.

Q. How many members can I have on my team?
A. You need at least one (1) person to form a team and the maximum is five (5) members. Give your 1-5 person squad a team name. Send team photo(s) and team bios to ladotgetmoving@lacity.org. By submitting individual and team photos, bios and individual/team information to ladotgetmoving@lacity.org you grant permission to publish.

Q. Can I join the Get Moving Challenge if I'm in a wheelchair?
A. Yes, of course. The Get Moving Challenge is open to all LADOT employees. For wheelchair team participants, please use reliable, accurate and recognized wheelchair distance to steps conversion apps/charts.

Q. Can I enter the Get Moving Challenge by myself if I’m not ready to join a team?
A. Yes of course. You can enter as a solo participant. The objective is to Get Moving. You can join a team already formed anytime during the competition. The last three weeks of your steps and distance can be logged and counted with your new team.

Q. How are teams formed?
A. Begin now. You can take the lead and form a team and recruit LADOT friends and colleagues and coworkers. Or, you can join a team that is already formed. Or you can join the Get Moving Challenge by yourself as a 1-person team. Give your 1-5 person squad a team name. Have fun. Create a slogan, t-shirts, team colors.

Q. Isn’t it unfair for smaller teams to compete against larger teams?
A. Recruiting a successful team is part of the competition. Start now and begin recruiting your 5-person team.

Q. What happens if my team is not five members?
A. It’s OK. Get Moving and begin walking, jogging or wheelchair rolling and tracking your steps and distance. You can recruit other team members during the competition. The last three weeks of a new team member’s steps can be counted.

Q. Can I change teams during the walking challenge competition?
A. Yes, you can change teams at any time. The last three weeks of your steps can be counted for the new team.

Q. When do I begin to log and enter my steps?
A. In the first week (June 1 – June 6) you can begin entering your steps or distance daily or at the end of each week at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingstepcount. Except week one, each competition weeks 2-14 begins on Monday and ends on Sunday at 12 am. Enter your steps by each Sunday 12 am, to be included in the current count.

  Week 1 (Jun 1 – Jun 6) Enter steps by Jun 7, at 12 am
  Week 2 (Jun 7 - Jun 13) Enter steps by Jun 14, at 12 am
  Week 3 (Jun 14 - Jun 20) Enter steps by Jun 21, at 12 am
  Week 4 (Jun 21 - Jun 27) Enter steps by Jun 28, at 12 am
  Week 5 (Jun 28 - Jul 4) Enter steps by Jul 5, at 12 am
  Week 6 (Jul 5 - Jul 11) Enter steps by Jul 12, at 12 am
  Week 7 (Jul 12 - Jul 18) Enter steps by Jul 19, at 12 am
  Week 8 (Jul 19 - Jul 25) Enter steps by Jul 26, at 12 am
  Week 9 (Jul 26 - Aug 1) Enter steps by Aug 2, at 12 am
  Week 10 (Aug 2 - Aug 8) Enter steps by Aug 9, at 12 am
  Week 11 (Aug 9 - Aug 15) Enter steps by Aug 16, at 12 am
  Week 12 (Aug 16 - Aug 22) Enter steps by Aug 23, at 12 am
  Week 13 (Aug 23 - Aug 29) Enter steps by Aug 30, at 12 am
  Week 14 (Aug 30 - Aug 31) Enter steps by Sep 1, 12 am final day

 

Q. How can I enter my steps if I missed the Sunday 12 am, deadline?
A. No worries if you miss one or several weeks. You can backtrack and enter up to three weeks only. Enter your weekly steps count by each Sunday at 12 am.

Tips & Tricks
Get Moving Challenge

Action Plan

  • Take the first step. Start slow and easy. At first, walk, jog, or wheelchair roll only as far or as fast as you find comfortable. If you can walk or roll for only a few minutes, let that be your starting point. For example, you might try short daily sessions of five to 10 minutes and slowly build up to 15 minutes twice a week. Then, over several weeks' time, you can gradually work your way up to 30 to 60 minutes of walking most days each week.

  • Select a team leader. If you’re the team leader continually motivate your squad to take their steps and distance daily and increase each week. Push.

  • As a team, challenge one another to get more steps and distance in during the day and share ideas.

  • Check-in on each other and motivate, push, challenge… talk, text, online meetings.

  • Set-up online team meetings to share new ideas, routes, tips & tricks.

  • Log your steps and distance daily or weekly. Make them count.

  • Set-up “Covid safe” team evening or weekend Get Moving sessions exploring new routes

  • Set-up a schedule… get into a routine.

  • Get-up, get out, and Get Moving.

Telecommuting

  • Walk or wheelchair roll outside during your break or lunch. Increase your distance each time.

  • For walkers, instead of sitting down during a meeting, stand up and walk in place.

  • Get up earlier and do a morning session, or extend your evening sessions. Increase your distance. Push.

  • On non-work days, aim for longer walks, jogs or wheelchair distance.

Getting More

  • For walkers, take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

  • Park further away from your destination.

  • Park at the farthest parking stall.

  • Push and take the extra lap around the block, the store or the mall.

MOVING… IT’S THE ORIGINAL FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.

Benefits of Staying In-Motion
Get Moving Challenge
  • Lowering your risk of:

    • Heart disease

    • Stroke

    • Type 2 diabetes

    • High blood pressure

    • Adverse blood lipid profile

    • Metabolic syndrome

  • Stress relief, positive mood booster

  • Prevention of weight gain

  • Weight loss when combined with diet

  • Improved cardiac-respiratory and muscular fitness

  • Prevention of falls

  • Reduced depression

  • Better cognitive function

Walking - Wheelchair Distance Estimates:

1 mile = 2000 average steps.

1 block = 200 average steps

10 minutes of walking = 1200 steps on average

MOVING… IT’S THE ORIGINAL FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.

Team Bios & Photos
Get Moving Challenge
Rules & Regulations
Get Moving Challenge

The LADOT 100 Days Walking Challenge is open to all current and active LADOT employees only. City employees from other departments are restricted from joining and signing-up. The general public is restricted from joining and signing-up.

The purpose of the Risk Management Division, Health Fair initiative, and employee engagement Get Moving Challenge is to encourage, motivate and inspire LADOT employees to Take the First Step and begin a daily walking, wellness and fitness routine to improve their health and wellness. The goal is to walk, jog, run or roll in a wheelchair at least 100 miles in 100 days.

Participants will enter the Get Moving Challenge competition by signing-up at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingsignup and forming teams of 1-5 members. Individual or solo 1-person teams will be recognized. Team members will walk, jog, run or wheelchair roll and count their steps and distance daily / weekly then individually enter their steps or distance converted at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingstepcount.

The winning individual with highest number of steps / distance overall at the end of the competition will be selected as the competition individual winner. The winning team with highest number of steps / distance overall at the end of the competition will be selected as the competition winning team. Exact prize(s) and schedule of prize(s) awarded is to be determined.

Key Dates

  • May 10 - 31 – Sign-ups and formation of 1-5 person teams. Or enter as a solo participant. (Sign-up anytime through Aug 15)
  • June 1 – August 31 – Get Moving Challenge. Track and log steps and distance.

Participation

Step 1 – Sign-up and register at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingsignup

Step 2 – Form a 1-5 person team with LADOT friends, colleagues and coworkers or join an existing team. Or enter as a solo participant. Open to wheelchair users.

Step 3 – Add the “I’m Doing It” Get Moving Challenge logo to your email signature.

Step 4 – Get Moving. Track and count your steps and distance from waking moment to bedtime.

Step 5 – Log your steps and distance every day or at the end of each week clicking ladot.lacity.org/getmovingstepcount. Enter every Sunday by 12 am.

 

Get Moving Challenge steps or distance taken while walking, jogging, running or wheelchair rolling from June 1 - August 31 and entered at ladot.lacity.org/getmovingstepcount will be counted. Steps / distance can be entered daily or weekly during the competition. The deadline to enter weekly steps / distance is each Sunday by 12 am, during the June 1 – August 31, competition.

A weekly Google Forms to Excel spreadsheet leaderboard will be developed that displays the top five (5) individual and team rankings. This same steps / distance tracking and ranking method will be utilized throughout the competition to select the individual overall winner and team winners. With the exception for wheelchair participants, there will be no conversion of other activities to step equivalents from estimation tables, equations or otherwise.

For wheelchair team participants, please use reliable, accurate and recognized wheelchair distance to steps conversion apps/charts.

Participants that submit team photo(s), team bios and any type of team information and images to ladotgetmoving@lacity.org grant permission to event managers to publish the photos, images, bios and individual/team information.

Participants will track and count their daily steps and distance with the aid of smart telephone steps tracking function, pedometer or other accurate consumer steps tracking app, or a reliable, accurate and recognized wheelchair distance to steps conversion apps/charts.

Every solo and/or team participant is responsible for tracking and entering their steps and distance daily or at the end of each week. Except week 1, competition week 2-14, begins on Monday and ends on Sunday at 12 am, per schedule below:

 

  Week 1 (Jun 1 – Jun 6) Enter steps by Jun 7, at 12 am
  Week 2 (Jun 7 - Jun 13) Enter steps by Jun 14, at 12 am
  Week 3 (Jun 14 - Jun 20) Enter steps by Jun 21, at 12 am
  Week 4 (Jun 21 - Jun 27) Enter steps by Jun 28, at 12 am
  Week 5 (Jun 28 - Jul 4) Enter steps by Jul 5, at 12 am
  Week 6 (Jul 5 - Jul 11) Enter steps by Jul 12, at 12 am
  Week 7 (Jul 12 - Jul 18) Enter steps by Jul 19, at 12 am
  Week 8 (Jul 19 - Jul 25) Enter steps by Jul 26, at 12 am
  Week 9 (Jul 26 - Aug 1) Enter steps by Aug 2, at 12 am
  Week 10 (Aug 2 - Aug 8) Enter steps by Aug 9, at 12 am
  Week 11 (Aug 9 - Aug 15) Enter steps by Aug 16, at 12 am
  Week 12 (Aug 16 - Aug 22) Enter steps by Aug 23, at 12 am
  Week 13 (Aug 23 - Aug 29) Enter steps by Aug 30, at 12 am
  Week 14 (Aug 30 - Aug 31) Enter steps by Sep 1, 12 am final day

 

A participant that misses the steps / distance entry Sunday at 12 am, deadline, can backtrack and enter up to three (3) weeks only. Back-entries beyond three weeks are not allowed. In the final Week 14 of the competition, all steps / distance must be entered by Sunday August 31, 12 am deadline. Back-entries after the Sunday, August 31, 12 am, deadline will not be admitted or counted.

Selecting Winners
The winning individual with highest number of steps / distance overall at the end of the competition will be selected as the competition individual winner. The winning team with highest number of steps / distance overall at the end of the competition will be selected as the competition winning team. Exact prize(s) and schedule of prize(s) awarded is to be determined.

MOVING… IT’S THE ORIGINAL FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.