Virtual Physical Activity Challenge

Journey with us around the world without ever having to leave your hometown.

The virtual physical activity challenge utilizes the Walker Tracker platform, an app-based physical activity platform that records your steps and up to 91 forms of physical activity from walking to aerobics, tai chi, ping pong, and so much more! When you sync or manually enter your activities and steps to your account, your entries move you and your team move closer to the finish line! 

Destination Vacation Challenge

Get ready for an island get-away by joining our Destination Vacation Challenge! Who says vacations are all about lounging around? Let's get active and explore some of the world's breath-taking island destinations. Sure, we can lay down for a bit on the sand, but we don't want to miss all the adventures that await us. Lace up your shoes and grab that sunscreen, you're on your way to an exciting adventure!

Challenge dates: Monday, January 29 - Friday, March 1

Two Challenge Options: 

  • 8,000 steps per day Team Challenge
  • 8,000 steps per day Individual Challenge
Join the Challenge here:
Register for the Challenge at
Questions? Email wellbeing@ucdavis.ed

Helpful Tips and Resources

Forming a Team: Instructions on how to form a team can be found through this link. We recommend teams of 4-10 participants. Teams with at least 4 participants will be eligible for prizes as team totals are calculated as an average, not a sum. Once you register or log in, you will be able to choose the challenges you wish to participate in.

Connecting an activity tracking device: The Walker Tracker platform connects to several compatible devices and apps (PDF) including Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and more. If you do not have a device or app, no problem! You can add walking steps manually or convert your physical activities to steps.

Adding activity data: If you have an activity tracking device, please be mindful of not re-adding activities that are likely tracked with your device. For example, if you play soccer or tennis while wearing your device, please do not also manually add this as an activity. This is double dipping and not fair to the competition. Please only enter in activities that aren't tracked by your device.

Please review the Walker Tracker user guide (PDF) to get started. We have also created a list of Frequently Asked Questions for your review.

Walker Tracker is open to UC Davis staff, faculty and student employees. Please note – if you participated in our last challenge, but did not complete the evaluation, you will need to re-register.

Questions? Email