Charitable trust's 100 mile step challenge to keep Fifers active

We are setting Fifers a challenge to get stepping with a virtual 100 mile tour around our centres.

We’re encouraging people to sign up for our 100 Mile Step Challenge by walking or running the equivalent distances between 14 of its sites across Fife. The challenge can be completed by steps indoors or outdoors, following current COVID regulations, in stages to suit participants.

Those taking up the challenge are being asked to record their progress by completing our online registrations form, with photos, videos and testimonials welcome to share among other steppers. The 100 Mile Step Challenge starts on February 6 and participants have until April 3 to clock up as many steps as possible.

Participants can keep track of their steps by downloading our app which can be paired with a variety of wearable devices.

We are also hoping that those taking part may take the opportunity to raise funds for our Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund which helps deliver our health and wellbeing programme supporting local people living with long-term health conditions such as cancer, dementia, diabetes and heart incidents with specially-designed physical activity sessions.   

Our staff are also being urged to take part as facilities remain closed and staff are furloughed

Fiona Prendergast, wellbeing and programming manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “As our facilities are closed under the Level 4 COVID restrictions, we’d love as many people as possible to sign up and take the 100 Mile Step Challenge – it’s a great way to stay active  and continue to feel the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.

“The challenge can be carried out indoors or outdoors, and, we’re encouraging participants to share their experiences and progress online with others so it’s a great way to engage with people while we can’t attend our usual gym sessions or fitness classes.

 “Our health and wellbeing programme delivers huge benefits to people across Fife living with long-term conditions, and during lockdown we continue to engage with this group with a dedicated outreach programme, so, if people want to make their step challenge into a fundraiser for the Fife Health and Wellbeing Fund, then we’d be hugely grateful.”

Click here for further details and to register for the 100 Mile Step Challenge