Mile A Day

About the Program

Mile a Day is a walking challenge that encourages individuals and teams from different worksites to establish and track healthy walking habits. There has never been a more important time to get outside and spend time walking in nature. 

Current Challenge:

Join the Challenge via App

Using your mobile device, choose the correct button for your operating system. Don’t like apps? Download the PDF of our logbook or scroll down to register for a logbook. 

Coming Soon:

Firework Fling (30 Miles 30 Days) Registration 2024

This form is for individuals using the Mile-A-Day mobile app or the printed & PDF logbooks. For people registering as teams, please contact your team leader or email [email protected]. For those who want to use our Mile-A-Day app, we will send you information on accessing the app prior to the start of the program. If you have used the app in the past as an individual (not as a team member), feel free to skip this registration and join the challenge July 1. Teams will be added as team leaders sign up.

    Teams are now exclusively on the mobile app. If you are part of a team, you must use the mobile app to have your miles count. If you are walking as an individual, you will be on one of the Come Alive Outside national teams.
  • Enter your name to sign that you agree to this waiver. As a participant in the Mile-A-Day Challenge, I acknowledge and agree that, if I believe walking conditions are unsafe, I will immediately discontinue participation. I fully understand that walking can be dangerous and involve risk of bodily injury, which may be caused by my own actions or those of others, or the conditions in which I walk. I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as a result of my participation. I hereby release, discharge, and convent for myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators not to sue Come Alive Outside or its administrators, directors, agents, officers, employees, volunteers, other participants, sponsors, and/or owners and lessors of premises on which activities take place.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Last Challenge:

Our Mud Fling is officially over as of May 14. Click the button below to take the post-fling survey. 

Get Our Mile-A-Day Mobile App!

The Spring Fling Challenge will be available to join on the Mile-A-Day app May 20, 2024.

Here is how you access the Mile-A-Day app. For these directions to work well, you’ll need to open this webpage on the mobile device you’d like to use for the Spring Fling Challenge. Click the link that corresponds with the type of phone or device you’ll use for the challenge below. 

  • On the app, sign up and create a free account, if you haven’t yet. If you have, simply sign in, choose your team and go!

  • Check your email and activate your account.

  • Login into the app and choose the Mud Fling 30 Days Challenge, then pick your team. If you’re joining as an individual, your team is a Come Alive Outside team. Select your favorite gemstone! If you would like to watch a video on how to join or switch teams, click here.

Team Information

Q: I know this is a walking challenge, but can I run?

A: Yep. Do what you’re comfortable with. 

Q: What if someone can’t walk or run without help?

A: If someone uses an assisted device to move from place to place like a wheelchair or a walker, that definitely counts.

Q:Does riding a bike count?

A: There are biking challenges out there. The Mile-A-Day challenge is specifically designed for walking, running, or skipping when applicable.

Q: Do I  have to walk every day?

A: The goal is to get in the habit of walking a mile a day, so walking every day is ideal.  However, as long as folks walk the total challenge miles in the time frame of the challenge, the challenge has been completed.

Q: What kind of miles count?

A: Intentional miles are the ones we like to see. While many people walk a Mile-A-Day doing their regular activities, the aim of our program is to encourage people to get active outside and take a walk for its own sake.

Q: How can I register a team?

A: Simply fill out this form or email [email protected]

Q: I was on a team last challenge. Do I have to register again?

A: If your team is competing in the new challenge, you will automatically be moved over to the new challenge. If your old team is no longer competing, you may select a new open team or ask to join a new team. 

Q: How are team miles calculated on the leaderboard?

A: The leaderboard is based on the average number of miles walked per team, and not the most miles walked per team. This system prevents teams with the most team members from always winning.

Q: Where should we walk?

A: We recommend that you walk outside, but beyond that, feel free to get creative! From walking around your backyard, your neighborhood, or checking out hiking trails and local parks, we recommend that you walk in places that bring you joy, making it easier for you to keep up your daily walking habit.

Q: What is the last day that I can enter miles onto the app manually?

A: Sessions can only be added manually to the app when there is an active program session aka challenge. For example, if the challenge ends on May 13th. You will not be able to enter in manual miles on the 14th.

Q: What if I have already downloaded the app and participated in a previous challenge?

A: Your user information will automatically be transferred to the next challenge. If you were on a team and that team is not competing this challenge, you may compete as an individual in one of our National teams. 

Q: Will the Mile-A-Day app integrate with my wearable devices?
A: Not right now, but it is something we have an eye on for the future. 
 
Q: My mile counter stopped working. Why? 
A: The mile counter needs Wi-Fi to work, so chances are you moved too far out of range.
 
Q: Can I input my miles manually? 
A: Absolutely! Scroll down for a tutorial on logging miles, or  go to “sessions” at the bottom of the app (there’s a green walking person), press that and it will take you to the next screen. Press the bar that says “manual session” and enter the date, time and mileage. 

Read more about the app and its uses below. Check out our YouTube page for tutorials and more! 

Why an App? After surveying 6,000 Mile-A-Day participants in 2021, we learned that people overwhelmingly thought that having an app would improve the Mile-A-Day challenge experience. Because of this feedback, we spent  8 months building a mobile application, which we debuted to the public last year during our 30 Miles, 30 Days Challenge.  

What Phones Are Supported? The mobile Mile-A-Day app is available for IOS (Apple) and Google (Android) phones.

How Can I Track My Miles? You can track your daily miles by either allowing the app to connect with the Health App (IOS) or Google Fit App (Android) on your phone, or you can manually enter in your miles. Watch a video to learn how to track your miles.

What Does the App Do? The app allows you to see your mileage for each session, for the day, and for the total challenge in real time. It also allows you to see where you rank on the leaderboard. If you are on a team, you can also see where your team ranks on the leaderboard.

2022 Program Impact

4,792

Participants from 46 states and Canada

96%

of participants reported being more motivated for physical activity

97%

of participants reported a positive impact on their mental wellbeing

Cost to participate for Mile-A-Day for individuals is still free thanks to our amazing sponsors:
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