Global Walking Challenge

Save the Dates: The next Global Walking Challenge will be October 3-31, 2017. Watch your nyu.edu email in September for faculty and employee registration information.


Sixth Annual Contest Concludes with 106 Million Steps and Another Abu Dhabi Win

Global Walking Challenge

Held in November-December 2016, the Global Walking Challenge resulted in a fun and collegial connection for NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and NYU Shanghai – moving and motivating faculty and employees across our global network to make enhancements in their daily lives toward a healthier lifestyle.*

The results are in! Recording individual steps on a shared spreadsheet, more than 600 participants collectively walked more than 106 million steps – or 53,000 miles!

The winning team is calculated by the total number of team steps divided by the number of participants to achieve the average number of steps:

  • NYU New York
    Winner of the inaugural contest, teammates took 71,449,344 total steps, with an average of 278,013 steps; the top walker logged 714,812 steps.
  • NYU Shanghai
    In their third year of competition, teammates took 16,616,121 total steps, with an average of 307,706 steps; the top walker logged 1,047,619 steps.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
    Reigning champions since 2012, teammates took 18,122,523 total steps, with an average of 317,939 steps; the top walker logged 709,793 steps.

Congratulations, Abu Dhabi team – for the fifth consecutive year, you continue to hold the “torch trophy”!

  • 2016 – Abu Dhabi team
  • 2015 – Abu Dhabi team
  • 2014 – Abu Dhabi team
  • 2013 – Abu Dhabi team
  • 2012 – Abu Dhabi team
  • 2011 – New York team

If you participated in the contest and wish to provide a comment for inclusion on LiveSmart webpages, tweet with the hashtag #nyusteps or send an email to askpeoplelink@nyu.edu.

* The World Health Organization, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and American Heart Foundation recommend a minimum 10,000 steps per day to improve health and reduce risks of chronic disease. What's your daily step count?

Global Walking Challenge