SONA Stride Challenge Details
WHAT: An 8-week distance challenge to walk, run or roll in a wheelchair.
WHO: Special Olympics athletes can register as an individual or part of a Unified pair with a family member, friend or other supporter.
WHEN: Participant registration opens October 7. The SONA Stride Challenge runs October 19 – December 13, 2020.
HOW: After registering, participants keep track of the distance they run, walk or roll in their wheelchairs via Strava. Each week on Monday, they will self-report their distance for the previous 7 days via a SmartSheet survey, earning them a coveted spot on the Region-wide leaderboard.
Walk, Run or Roll: Roll in your wheelchair, but don’t count your time in the car, bike, pool, rollerblading, skateboarding or on a scooter. Those can be great activities, but our challenge is focused on walking or running.
Be Honest! This is self-paced and self-managed. Please provide an honest and accurate account when recording your results. If you forget to take your phone or your fitness application, you can enter your mileage manually.
Be Safe! As you are being active, make sure you follow local guidelines for being outside. This includes wearing masks (if needed) and making sure you are striding where you can be safe from traffic.
Be Social! As you complete activities, please post pictures on social media. Use the hashtag #SONAStride.
Be Encouraging! As people post their activities, pictures, and progress, encourage your fellow challenge members.
Be Brave in the Attempt! Challenge yourself!
Program Activation Toolkit
- Stride Challenge Program Reports
- SONA Stride Challenge Program Leaderboard
- How to set up a Club page in Strava (PDF and video)
- SONA Stride Challenge FAQs
- Stride Challenge flyer
- Stride Challenge launch social media toolkit
- Stride Challenge social graphics
- Athlete Leader/Health Messenger social media toolkit
- Weekly social media engagement themes
- Celebrity promotional videos
- Health Education Toolkit
- Printable distance tracker