Walk to the Moon Challenge

NE SciFest is challenging everyone in Nebraska to show their love of science by participating in a 30-day exercise challenge that will collectively take us to the moon. The challenge will start April 1, and end on April 30. Any type of exercise will count (miles, minutes or steps) and ALL exercise will be converted into steps for the challenge. The challenge is going to take all our effort as it will require us to cover 238,855 miles or 477,710,000* steps.

Collectively, Nebraska, we can do it! 

Submit your steps

Starting April 1st, email your total steps, miles or minutes to nescifest@gmail.com every Sunday evening. Once you submit your workout for the week, you will not be able to log additional workouts for that week. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I start my workouts? 
Anytime starting April 1, 2021.

How many weeks is the challenge? 
The challenge is 4 1/2 weeks.

Can I combine logging miles, steps and minutes? 
Yes, if you do multiple workouts, you can add your miles, steps and minutes. Do not duplicate entries for the same exercise. For example, running a mile should only be logged as miles or minutes, not both. If you run a mile and lift weights for an hour, you can enter your miles AND time. 

How can I keep track of my steps? 
You can use a Fitbit, Apple Watch or other tracking devices. There are free apps for your phone that will keep track of steps as well as miles or minutes. 

Can I log my strength training too? 
Yes. You can log all your workouts including cardiovascular, strength training and fitness classes by the amount of time it takes for you to complete the activity.

How do I log my workouts? 
You will keep track of your workouts on your phone or computer, and email the total steps, miles or minutes to NE SciFest (nescifest@gmail.com) every Sunday evening. Note, once you submit your workout for the week, you will not be able to log additional workouts to that submission. 

Who can participate? 
Anyone in Nebraska! 

Can you join at any time within the 4 1/2 weeks? 
Yes, you can join anytime. 

Where can we find the state’s progress? 
We will post our progress weekly on our festival social media pages and on our website.

Will prizes be awarded? 
We will randomly pick five individuals who participate in the challenge and award them an NE SciFest swag bag. 

*Based on the average of 2,000 steps per mile.