Twelfth Annual Global Walking Challenge

Step to success with colleagues in the 12th Annual NYU Global Walking Challenge September 29 to October 31, 2022

Global Walking Challenge

Did you know? 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.

Held in fall 2022, the 12th Annual Global Walking Challenge inspires connection for NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU Shanghai, and the NYU Global Study Away Sites – moving and motivating faculty and employees across the global network to make strides toward a safe and healthy lifestyle.

Register as a participant or become a team captain by following the steps below (September 13 - September 27):


1. Please avoid creating a duplicate MoveSpring account by following the instructions that best apply to you:

  • Existing users (with the app): Click the challenge link to be placed into the challenge. Forgot your password? Select Forgot Password or view the help article.
  • Existing users (who deleted the app): Click the challenge link to download the app and then Log in to your account. Forgot your password? Select Forgot Password or view the help article.
  • New to MoveSpring?: Click the challenge link to download the app and sign up to create a new account. Note that your chosen username will be visible to other users. You’ll automatically be added into the challenge after signing up. Complete the registration questions and then connect a device.

2. Enter or confirm our organization code (not case sensitive): NYULIVESMART and follow the prompts.

Important: Sync your steps. Don't forget to open your device's app regularly (such as FitBit or Apple Health) to sync your steps to MoveSpring. We recommend doing this at least once every three days to make sure your steps transfer.

Winning Teams

  • 2022 – ?
  • 2021 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2020 – New York
  • 2019 – Florence
  • 2018 – New York
  • 2017 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2016 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2015 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2014 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2013 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2012 – Abu Dhabi
  • 2011 – New York

2022 Features and Resources

NYU partners with MoveSpring on the Global Walking Challenge. Via desktop or mobile application, MoveSpring integrates across popular wearable device technologies. Don’t have a fitness tracker? Connect your smartphone to track your steps (Apple Health or Google Fit). The option to manually enter steps has been retired. Note: There is also a maximum steps per day cap of 30,000.

Faculty and employees will have the opportunity to create a smaller team that has a global affiliation (New York, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai, or any Global Study Away Site). Participants may register and team captains can identify themselves beginning September 13. Register to be a team captain to lead a team of five or more for community camaraderie. Consider organizing the smaller team by department, building, or subject matter expertise, then start stepping together at the end of September. Each team must have and maintain at least five members or will otherwise be added to a general team pool of individuals (the Walking Wonders).

Each team will continue to compete to achieve the highest average distance. Honors will also be given to the teams with the highest total steps.

Each participant will also be automatically enrolled in a Target Challenge at the same time; the target is to achieve at least 300,000 total steps throughout the challenge. You can also keep your streak going by completing 8,500 steps per day. The challenge will run September 29 through October 31. Additional features include:

  • Education: Look for content posted within MoveSpring throughout the challenge. View motivational tips and articles on various health topics.
  • Team Chat: Your team will have its designated chat room to provide support, social chatter, or friendly conversation to engage as a group. Note: Please follow the University's social media guidelines when chatting.
  • Team Leaderboard: The team with the highest daily step average moves to the top of the leaderboard. Swipe to view teams with the highest total steps. Work together with your team to earn the top spot. Select your team to view a leaderboard of fellow teammates.
  • Streak: Try to meet a personal step, minute, or distance goal as many days in a row as possible. Each day you complete 8,500 steps keeps your streak going.
  • Target: Concurrent with the overall challenge, you are encouraged to complete the target goal of 300,000 steps over the 30-day challenge. MoveSpring automatically calculates an ideal daily individual target to help you stay on track.
  • Notifications: When content is posted by the challenge administrator or someone posts within your team chat, a push notification will appear. You may also receive push notifications to remind you to sync your steps. You can adjust your push notification settings, but we encourage you to leave them turned on.
2022 Important Dates
  • Sept. 13: Team Captain and General Registration Begins
  • Sept. 27: Team Captain and General Registration Ends
  • Sept. 29: Challenge Begins
  • Oct. 31: Challenge Ends
Frequently Asked Questions

Need Help Getting Set Up or During the Challenge?

Contact MoveSpring Customer Support for help with setup or other issues.