Pedometer Challenge

This year's GVSU Pedometer Challenge teams participated in the "Competitive Challenge" and the "Team Goal Challenge" with ways to win prizes for both options. We are now proud to announce the 2014 winners:


Competitive Challenge results: 


First place pedometer challenge winners

First Place:

When Fit Hits The Shan: They tracked 5,353,013 steps which is 2,676 miles total!
Scott Whisler, Jeff Marcinkowski, Chris Jeffries, Rence Meredith
Facilities Services

Second place pedometer challenge winners

Second Place:

Dev Destroyers: They tracked 5,210,820 steps which is 2,605 miles total!
Amy Bross, Jennifer Wardrop, Michelle Olmstead, Andrew Bixel
University Development

Third Place

Third Place:

Mama don’t take my cytochrome away: They tracked 4,825,854 steps which is 2,412 miles total!
Deb Rambadt of Campus Dining, Martin Burg, Joshua Stickney and Derek Thomas of Biomedical Sciences

Amy Bross, individual with most steps

Individual with the most steps:

Amy Bross, She tracked 1,962,970 steps with is 981 miles total!

Most creative team name

Most Creative Team Name:

I Like Big Strides and I Cannot Lie

Dave Poortvliet, Nick Nelson, Brandon Ridge, Daniel Slaughter
Institutional Marketing


Team registration is now closed. Track your steps here October 8-November 19th. 

Rules & Regulations

  1. Team captains, organize your team of 4
  2. Select a department to represent
  3. Select a team category (Competitive or Team Goal Challenge)
  4. Get moving!

FREE AGENTS - Don't have a team? Email to sign up and we can match you up with other free agents!


How do we track our team progress? Once the team captain has registered a team, each team member can access the online portal using their Novell username and password to log in. Participants select the "My Team's Entries" tab on the portal to enter steps for the day or to complete the weekly challenges.


Where do we get a pedometer? If you do not have your own pedometer, one FREE pedometer is available for each team member at 1090 James H. Zumberge Hall. If you are not located on the Allendale campus, contact us at or call 331-2215 and we can send you one.

How do I record non walking activities? A conversion chart is provided on the "My Team's Entries" tab for activities such as swimming or rollerblading. Click on "New Entry" on the "My Team's Entries" tab and "Need to convert exercise into steps?"

When do I track my entries? It is highly recommended to enter your steps at the end of each day for accuracy. However, participants have the ability to track up to five days prior to the current date.

How does my team calculate our team goal (for Team Goal Challenge Participants Only)?

  1. Each team member determines how many steps they are going to walk each day of the challenge
  2. Add up each team member's individual daily step goal.
  3. Divide by 4 to get the average daily step goal for your team.
  4. Submit your information by completing this form

What are the prize categories and prizes?

Competitive Challenge

1st Place Team
Celebration lunch provided by Health and Wellness $125 gift card Dick's Sporting Goods for each member and recognition plaque.

2nd Place Team
$75 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for each member and recognition plaque.

3rd Place Team
$75 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods for each member and recognition plaque.

Team Goal Challenge
GVSU Health and Wellness Mat for each member of team who meets their goal. 
At the end of the challenge, all teams that meet their team goal challenge will be entered into a drawing for four (4) Target gift cards valued at $100 each.

Individual with the most steps
Recognition plaque.

Additional Prize Categories: 

Weekly Bonus Step Challenges
Participants who complete the weekly goal challenge are eligible for one of two (2) $50 Campus Dining gift cards per week. 

Most Creative Team Name
Recognition plaque


2013 Results