Race the Globe Spring Steps Challenge

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Race the Globe Steps Challenge?

A: Race the Globe is our biannual steps challenge to encourage moving throughout the day. This spring, participants will step to the theme Food Around the Globe. Two awards are given out at the end of the challenge: the entity with the highest percentage of employee participation and the entity with the greatest average steps. It is team and entity based.

Q: How do I register?

A: Go to the Healthy at Hopkins app main page, look to the left and you will see the challenge icon. Click on it, and you are ready to register. You can also access the challenge from the top of the page: Click on  “Social,” then select “Challenges” from the drop-down menu. Food Around the Globe will appear; click the “Join” tab. For more registration details, watch the demo. When you join the challenge, you will be prompted to create a team or join an existing team.

Q: What is a team?

A: The challenge is team focused. A maximum of eight people comprise a team. To form a team, rally co-workers from your entity. Unfortunately, the portal is not designed to cross over entities, so you must create a team with co-workers within your entity.

Q: How do I create a team?

A: On the portal, you will be prompted to create a team or join an existing team. Click on “Create a team.” You will be prompted to enter your team name and invite friends to join. Make it fun! Don’t be afraid to be creative with your team name. The team’s total steps will be ranked. This is a great way to promote activity and encourage one another to move more.

Q: What if I do not have a team to join?

A: No problem. You can join any team that does not yet have eight people. When you click “Join,” a prompt will ask you to create a team or join an existing team. Click on “join an existing team,” scroll through, check out a name that calls to you, and join the team!

Q: Do I need a wearable device to participate, or can I track my steps manually?

A: We encourage individuals to sync their app or device to the portal — visit the “Devices and Apps” page for the complete list of compatible devices. However, if you do not have a wearable device, there is an option to use your own tracker (such as your cellphone or a pedometer) and manually enter steps within the steps log.

Q: Who do I contact with questions?

A: You can call Healthy at Hopkins support at 1-833-554-4554, or email healthyathopkins@jhmi.edu

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