April Steps Challenge

According to the CDC, only 23% of American adults are getting the recommended amount of daily exercise.

I’m a believer in thinking I can do something about that stat.  Whether you’re training for a marathon or just getting off the couch, I want to be the pesky guy in your ear saying “you can do it!”

Join TrainwithMarc on Garmin to track your April steps
Link up with other like-minded people and win prizes throughout the month

What I’d like to do is nudge runners and non-runners alike to get out of their comfort zones and log some steps with me!

April Steps Challenge

Sign up using Garmin Connect. Track your steps. Win prizes throughout the month.
Sign up. Track your steps. Win prizes.

I’m challenging you – using your preferred step tracker (Garmin, Fitbit or Apple Watch) to log as many steps in April as possible.

Free to register for the steps challenge; log your steps and win prizes!
Do you think you’ll have the most steps in April?

The leader board is set up in Garmin, but I’ll gladly accept a screenshot of your April steps log from any type of step tracker.

Here’s how to enter:

Find Trainwithmarc on Instagram
Find Trainwithmarc on Instagram
  1. Like me on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook for announcements about the steps challenge.
  2. Follow me on Garmin (find me using Marc Pelerin or runNJpele).
  3. Join my Garmin Group (TrainwithMarc).
  4. Log as many steps as you can in April 2019!
Join the April Steps Challenge using Garmin Connect and TrainwithMarc
Join the April Steps Challenge using Garmin Connect and TrainwithMarc

Straight from Garmin’s website: You can join my challenge from either Garmin Connect platforms (mobile or browser).  Join TrainwithMarc’s Garmin group and get ready to log steps!

“If everyone did just 10,000 steps a day in America we would probably decrease healthcare budget by $500 billion a year”

Michael Roizen, a physician and chief wellness officer at Cleveland Clinic.

Hold yourself accountable with a steps challenge in April!

Here’s how to win:

  • Join the steps challenge by joining the TrainwithMarc group (preferably before April 1st)
  • Log steps throughout the month. Make sure you sync your steps on the 10th and 20th of the month as well for prizes.

Challenge yourself to 10,000 daily steps for the month of April
Challenge yourself to 10,000 daily steps for the month of April

What you’ll win:

Custom built training log from Journal Menu + other prizes as they become available.

Did you find this article helpful? Let me know by leaving a comment below or join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.


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Dr. Jack Daniels VDOT & USATF Certified Running Coach

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11 thoughts on “April Steps Challenge

  1. deborahbrooks14 March 27, 2019 — 7:58 AM

    I have been doing the runbet challenge the last few months and I really enjoy the motivation.


  2. I’m currently doing a StepBet challenge and love it. It’s a great motivator to get off my butt more during the day!


  3. Our modern day technology really makes it easy for people to know how active they are being. Challenge groups, such as this, are a great way for people to be accountable for their activity 😉


  4. Organic Runner Mom March 27, 2019 — 4:38 PM

    What a great challenge! I love these types of challenges! I hope that you have a lot of people sign up!


  5. Thanks! Would be cool to get some people to sign up. Have a few signed up so far.


  6. Yep! It’s crazy how quickly it’s changed in the last 10-15 years.


  7. Oooh. I think someone in our group wrote about StepBet. That’s pretty cool!


  8. I’m currently at 683 straight days over 10,000 steps. I get addicted to something and I don’t know when/how to quit 🙂


  9. Great idea! I joined the challenge!


  10. Very cool! I do think people tend to be more sedentary than they should be, and little challenges like this might be very helpful to helping to draw them out and get moving!

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