Track your exercise minutes each week in pursuit of a season goal.
Join the SONA Move Challenge!
WHAT IS THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS NORTH AMERICA (SONA) MOVE CHALLENGE?
The #SONAStride Challenge has been re-vamped for this Spring and will be rolled out to Programs as The SONA Move Challenge! Instead of a distance challenge tracking miles or kilometers, the #SONAMove Challenge will ask participants to track the total number of minutes they engage in intentional exercise over the course of 8 weeks. Click here to view the SONA Move Challenge flyer.
Click here to learn more about the Spring Commit to Fit initiative.
**Spring Registration will be open Monday, February 15th - Wednesday, March 14th with the Challenge beginning on Monday, March 15th. There also will be an opportunity for interested participants to take part in the Virtual Beaver Stadium Run in April. More details will be forthcoming.**
Participants will have the choice of competing as an Individual (Special Olympics athletes only), Doubles (traditional or Unified), or as part of a Team (traditional or Unified, 3-10 people total). Unified teams must be at least 25% athletes and 25% Unified partners.
As a part of registering for the SONA Move Challenge, all participants will be required to electronically sign a release form.
- Registered: Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes need a valid medical form on file to participate in virtual activities and in-person activities.
- Special Olympics Pennsylvania is offering a one-time, 6-month extension if a medical form expired - - provided the athlete meets the predetermined health criteria. Individual athletes have been or will be notified if they are being offered the one-time, 6-month medical extension.
- Non-registered: Special Olympics Pennsylvania participants are not required to submit the medical form in advance of their SONA Move Challenge participation. If the individual is going to continue to participate with Special Olympics Pennsylvania as a registered athlete/Unified Partner, they must have a valid medical form prior to beginning in-person activities.
Participant registration opens February 15 and closes March 14. The SONA Move Challenge runs March 15 – May 9, 2021.
ANYTHING that is an intentional exercise counts. Sports (individual or team training), walk/run/roll, bike, hike, swim, ski (cross-country or downhill), snowshoe, snowboard, yoga, zumba, row/paddle, etc. Note: This is NOT a step or distance challenge.
Fitness Health Education:
After registering, participants keep track of how many minutes they exercise (Monday-Sunday). Every Monday, participants will self-report their minutes via a SmartSheet survey, earning them a coveted spot on Region-wide leaderboards for the different participant groups (Athlete leaderboard, Doubles leaderboard, Teams leaderboard).
FALL STRIDE CHALLENGE RESULTS
|25 Miles Individual||100 Miles Unified Pairs|
|50 Miles Individual||150 Miles Individual|
|50 Miles Unified Pairs||200 Miles Unified Pairs|
|100 Miles Individual||300 Unified Miles Pairs|
Please Note for Individual Challenges: If you ran, walked, or rolled more miles than the challenge you entered, it will not show up on this report. Please check your Challenge Hound account to see your final miles. Also, the miles of some individuals may be higher than their challenge miles because they were a part of a unified pair. Questions? – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org