Get Active and Get involved with the Pedometer Challenge

Do you want to get active? Do you feel you are sitting too much during the day and want to boost your exercise levels?

Want to make a team effort together with your colleagues?

You don’t need a gym, just include some more walking into your daily routine.


As in the past years, the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel Workplace programme are organising the

nation-wide 8th Pedometer Challenge!!


It starts next Monday, 7th Sept and runs for four weeks until Sun, 4th Oct.


Many of you will be familiar with the event from previous years.


The aim is to clock your steps while walking with a belt clipped pedometer for 4 weeks.

You will form a team of between 3 and 6 colleagues at your workplace and compete with workplace teams of more than 50 companies and institutions across the country.


How do you get your pedometer?

Pedometers can be bought through the NTA. Payment is online through pay pal, and you pick up the pedometers in UCC in return for the receipt.

We CANNOT accept cash!

Pedometers are €10 (incl. €5 for the Irish Heart Foundation).

If you already have a pedometer, you can also use this one.


If you are interested in participating, form a team (3-6 people, STRICTLY 6 members max!!), give yourself a team name, designate a team captain (contact person for me) and send me on this information ASAP.

Please respond to me and the UCC Health Promotion Team, Declan Whelan and Emily Lynch (just click “Reply to all”). Thanks.


As UCC was awarded the official status of Health Promoting University this winter by the HSE, the Pedometer Challenge is now

run jointly by the UCC Commuter Plan (Buildings and Estates) and the UCC Health Matters Team.


You also need to register your team at, where you will also find more information.


We will have 50 pedometers here in UCC shortly, first come, first served.


So join in, get active, boost your health, join your colleagues and have fun.


Again, the pedometer Challenge starts Monday, 7th Sept, and runs until Sunday, 4th October