Join Kane County's Team in 2018 Billion Step Challenge!

Join Kane County’s Team in 2018 Billion Step Challenge!

  • WHAT: APHA’S 1 Billion Steps Walking Challenge
  • WHEN: Jan. 1 to April 8, 2018
  • WHY: To increase physical activity and improve the health of Kane County residents

Looking for a chance to be more active? You can, by joining our team to help the reach the goal of the American Public Health Association’s Billion Steps Challenge!

With the Billion Steps Challenge, the APHA has challenged all of us to take easy “steps” to improve our health. As part of the Kane County Health Department’s Community Health Improvement Plan, the Chronic Disease Action Team is focusing on getting community members more active. To that end we have started our own team, “Kane Health Counts.”

It’s always more fun when you exercise with others. Take family walks, schedule walking meetings at the office, walk your children to school — the more people who join, the quicker we’ll reach 1 billion steps.

Plus, we’ll be encouraging healthy habits among our family, friends and co-workers! Individual and team steps from around the nation will be tracked until April 10, during National Public Health Week, with the goal of reaching 1 billion total steps.

You can join the “Kane Health Counts” or participate on your own by simply logging on the American Public Health Association’s Billion Steps Challenge website.

How To Register

  • Download the Stridekick App on your phone or go to
  • Sign up for an account
  • Select your device
  • Go to “Find a Challenge”
  • Enter code: m2E23
  • Join Kane Health Counts Team

For more information, contact Leigha at