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It’s simple: take 300,000 sponsored steps throughout the month of May. You'll raise vital funds for communities battling the worst of this climate crisis.

Our steps challenge clocks in at just under 10,000 steps a day. 

You can do the challenge alone or with a team, supporting each other to reach your goal. Whether you decide to walk, jump, skip, hop or run your steps is completely up to you!   

You'll be able to join the challenge in three easy steps: 

Step by step, we can change lives. Thank you for your interest in stepping up and turning hunger into hope. 

Need some motivational music?

We've created a Spotify playlist perfect for getting those steps in.

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300k steps challenger Jill Harker Credit: The Harkers/Christian Aid
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Meet our challengers: Bill and Jill Harker

Along with their beagle Keeva, Bill and Jill (pictured here) joined the 300,000 steps challenge in 2021. As part of a team of walkers from churches across Northallerton in England, they raised thousands of pounds - and contributed towards walking at least four million steps just for that group alone!

Bill and Jill posted regular updates about their daily walks, and achieved fantastic results - raising more than £3,400.

‘The best part was having a definite focus each day and knowing we were doing it to help those not as fortunate as ourselves,' Jill told us.  

Her advice? ‘Just concentrate on one day at a time and that way the total for the challenge won't seem so daunting. Also, if [you] have a step counter to wear all the time, it's amazing how quickly steps will accumulate, on a daily basis, with routine things like shopping.’

Feeling inspired? Sign up from Friday 11th March!

One challenge, your rules

There are many ways you can get involved in the 300,000 Steps in May challenge. 

  • Cumulative total 

If you can’t walk every day in May, team up with others to collectively smash the step target. You can even set up a team on JustGiving, and each of you can create your own fundraising pages. 

  • Wheelchair options 

If you’re a wheelchair user, set a target of 300,000 pushes, or use an odometer to track distance then convert to steps (1km = 1,250 steps). 

  • Introducing little steppers 

This year the whole family can join in with the steps challenge as we introduce our 30,000 ‘little steppers ‘challenge. Children can take on their own mini version of the challenge aiming to complete 30,000 steps during May. It is a great way to get them active and take small steps towards a world free from poverty.  

  • Walking not your thing?

You could try:

  • doing a sponsored silence
  • learning 100 words in another language
  • organising a bake sale
Frequently asked questions

Find all the answers you need to have a successful 300,000 steps challenge for Christian Aid Week.