40-Day Step Challenge

For 2017 we’re launching the very first JDRF step challenge - a virtual walking event you can take part in wherever you are.

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From 3 May we’re asking people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 40 days and raise funds on our new charity walk for type 1 diabetes research.  That’s a total of 400,000 steps by the end of the challenge to represent the number of people currently living with type 1 diabetes in the UK.

So if you’re a keen rambler, want to get a bit fitter or just fancy exploring new – or familiar – ground on foot, sign up today to take up the 40-Day Step Challenge!

Free to register

You can take part on your own or as part of a team. It’s FREE to register and there’s no minimum sponsorship target but why not challenge yourself to top the fundraising leaderboard and exceed all expectations!

Get your free pedometer

** Update: Over 1,000 people have signed up so far for the 40-Day Step Challenge exceeding everyone’s expectations. This is fantastic news for JDRF but this does, however, mean we are running low on pedometers until new stock arrives. For those who have recently registered we will send your pedometer as soon as possible. Don’t forget you can use your smartphone’s pedometer or an app to count your steps each day.**

You can access walking and fundraising tips via the 40-Day Step Challenge site, plus you can track your progress against our leaderboard and share your pictures and stories to feature on our blog.

Sign up now!

Download your poster and wall chart

Get inspired with our walking tips poster and download the 40-Day Step Challenge wall chart to help you track your steps each day.

Walking tips poster

Pin up this poster for tips and ideas to spice up your steps

Wall chart

Download our 40-Day Step Challenge wall chart

40 Day Step Challenge social media icons

Get fundraising tips

Get extra support for your challenge. Read advice and tips from our challenge event fundraisers who are on hand to support you throughout the 40-Day Step Challenge.

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40-day step challenge to raise money for type 1 diabetes

Read our Steppers' stories

Our 40-Day Step Challenge blog is now live. Read about what has inspired our amazing Steppers up and down the country to challenge themselves to the 400,000 steps while raising funds for type 1 research.

Read the stories