SONA Move Challenge Details
WHAT: Special Olympics North America presents the SONA Move Challenge, an 8-week movement challenge to see how many minutes of exercise participants can complete each week.
WHO: Participants can compete as:
- Individuals (Special Olympics athletes only)
- Doubles (traditional or Unified)
- Teams (traditional, Unified or College, 3-10 people total). Unified teams must be at least 25% athletes and 25% Unified partners.
WHEN: Participant registration opens August 1 and closes September 5. The SONA Move Challenge runs September 13 - November 7, 2021.
HOW: Keep track of how many minutes you exercise each week (Monday-Sunday).
Report your minutes of exercise every Monday through the survey to earn a spot on the leaderboards. There will be 4 different leaderboards: Individual leaderboard, Doubles leaderboard, Team leaderboard and College leaderboard.
Move intentionally! How you get your movement minutes is up to you, but only count minutes where you are intentionally moving for exercise! A walk around the block after dinner counts, but walking around at your job doesn't.
Be Honest! Please provide an honest and accurate account when recording your results.
Be Safe! As you are being active, make sure you follow local COVID-19 protocols and Special Olympics protocols when exercising both inside and outside if around other people. This includes wearing masks and making sure you are exercising where you can be safe from traffic.
Be Social! As you complete activities, please post pictures on social media. Use the hashtag #SONAMove.
Be Encouraging! As people post their activities, pictures, and progress, encourage your fellow challenge members.
Be Brave in the Attempt! Challenge yourself!
Need a little help deciding how you want to exercise? Try some of these options!
- Special Olympics Fit 5
- School of Strength
- Anytime Fitness
- Yoga workouts courtesy of Special Olympics New Jersey
The CDC recommends that children ages 6-17 get 60 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity each day and that adults get 150 minutes of moderate or vigorous activity each week.
Program Activation Toolkit
- Promotional flyer
- Easy-to-read promotional flyer
- Registration promo toolkit (includes social and email/web copy)
- Registration promo graphics
- Health Messenger/Athlete Leader Recruitment Toolkit