Keystone health collaborative challenges Wellington and Midview to a winter step competition

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The Keystone Empowers You (KEY) collaborative challenges THRIVE! Southern Lorain County and CommonVIEW to a Winter Warm Up Step Challenge. During this Challenge, the residents in the Keystone Local School District will compete against residents of the Wellington Exempted Village School District and The Midview Schools to see which group walks the most steps. Participants may also earn steps with other physical activities, such as housework, shoveling snow or stretching.

The team with the highest average step count receives recognition and bragging rights.  The superintendents and principals of the losing teams will spend a day of shame wearing the winning team’s school colors. The individual on each team with the highest number of tracked steps will receive a gift certificate from a local business. The winners will be announced by Feb.18.

KEY offers indoor walking at Keystone Elementary School, 531 Opportunity Way, LaGrange on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Nov. 30 - April 28, when school is open). CommonVIEW offers indoor walking at Midview Middle School, 12865 Grafton Road, Grafton on school days, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. (now through spring, when school is open). View a list of more indoor and outdoor walking locations at LorainCountyHealth.com. Penfield Recreational Park, 40756 State Route 18 has committed to plowing its trails this winter. 

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How to Participate

Join the Winter Warm Up Challenge

  • Log in to Lorain County Walks.
  • Click the "My Challenges" tab at the top.
  • Click "Join Public Challenge."
  • Choose the “Winter Warm Up KEYSTONE vs. WELLINGTON vs. MIDVIEW" challenge.
  • Choose a team on this public challenge to join: “Keystone,” “Wellington,” or “Midview”
  • Click submit. After you register, the challenge creator will add you to the challenge group.
  • Log your steps every day during the challenge. All steps must be logged by Feb. 17 to be counted. 

Track your steps with a pedometer or other device:

  • Log in to Lorain County Walks. Find the "Add Daily Steps" option on the right-hand side.
  • Enter the date and type in the steps you walked. Then click "enter steps."
  • Share the distance you've walked on social media, or just see how you compare to the rest of the community.
  • Follow the above instructions every day to track your steps.
  • With a Fitbit:
  • Log in whenever you want to check your progress.