From the Organizer
Challenge yourself to see how many minutes of exercise you can complete during April 2020!
During this unprecedented time of school closings, business closings, and stay-at-home orders in many areas hard hit with COVID-19, we found that many of our friends, volunteers and supporters were seeking out ways to manage stress, motivate the kids to exercise and connect with others. To address these challenging issues, we created the Every Minute Counts Virtual Fitness Challenge to see who can exercise the most minutes during April. Walking, running, yoga, weight lifting, jump rope - almost anything counts! You can participate as part of a team or as an individual. Spread the word to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Let's work together to keep moving through this crisis!
Also, this contest will help raise money for Eastside Baby Corner as we provide crucial support to children in normal times and in these challenging times. The number of families who need basics to care for their children will be increasing as time goes by. Thousands of people, many of whom live paycheck to paycheck, are already losing their jobs or experiencing reduced hours in response to social distancing measures.
How it works
You track minutes for running, walking, yoga, fitness videos, or whatever you do to keep you moving using the RaceDay interface by RaceMenu.
You'll have four days to log each daily activity. For example, you have until 11:59 pm on April 5 to log your April 1st activity, or until 11:59 pm on April 20 to record your April 16th activity. If you miss the 4-day deadline, you're out of the challenge. We'll email and post on Facebook detailed instructions prior to the challenge starting.
It's okay to be a little competitive if it helps you stay motivated! Check the leaderboards on RaceDay daily to follow your friends' progress and track your team's results. At the end of the contest, we'll have awards for most minutes recorded by an individual and as a team. We'll also give a prize for most average team minutes. Plus, many more prizes to be announced!
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Join the team challenge for additional motivation
A virtual challenge is much more fun when you create a team and get your friends, neighbors, family, or co-workers involved. Teams will jockey for position on the leaderboard, while team members motivate each other to keep moving.
Order your shirt or hoodie, and get your name on it--plus medals!
All participants who complete the challenge will get their name printed on the back of the commemorative contest shirt that you can purchase at the time of registration.
Add to your pile of bling! Participants also can purchase commemorative medals during registration.
About Eastside Baby Corner
About Eastside Baby Corner (EBC): EBC helps kids thrive by providing basic necessities for children so that EBC’s partners – schools, human service agencies, food banks, hospitals - can help families become stable, safe, housed, fed and employed. Relying on volunteers, EBC takes in donations of children’s clothing and goods from the community and wisely purchases most needed essential supplies for children that we guarantee to provide, including baby food, formula, car seats, pack n’ plays and diapers. The immediate, tangible assistance kids and families receive through EBC provides the tools caregivers need to care for their family, and the essentials kids need to grow up healthy. EBC began 2020 with 54 active agency partners, and through this network of agency partners, more than 1,500 children each month get what they need, when they need it. Because of EBC, children, ages birth through 12 are warm, safe and secure. Founded in 1990, EBC annually distributes more than 110,000 items for kids in the Central Puget Sound region. Volunteers contribute an average of 2,700 hours each month at the Issaquah Hub, EBC – West Sound Hub and EBC - Northshore Hub. Connect with us: find us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/
Partners and sponsorsNorthwest in Motion is here to support your physical and mental fitness during this stressful and unpredictable time. Share and discuss the "Every Minute Counts Virtual Challenge" in the Eastside Baby Corner Forum: Every Minute Counts Virtual Challenge To minimize spam and trolling, registration is required on Northwest in Motion.