Walk to Dubai: 6 Weeks Walking Challenge
Get ready for a world of good health! Be part of Team USA’s six-week walking challenge, which we are launching in collaboration with the Aga Khan Health Board for United States of America. Join an exciting fitness challenge that will take you on a virtual Journey to the seven Ismaili Centers around the world ending at the Jubilee Games 2016, Dubai.
Good luck and see you in 6 weeks! It’s your turn….
- Join friend or family in your region or across the country to form teams of up to 8 participants, and record your weekly steps for 6 weeks from June 5 to July 16, 2016
- You and your team’s steps will take you on a virtual trip around the world starting in United Sates of America and ending at Jubilee Games, Dubai
- As you progress along your journey, you get a chance to discover the seven Ismaili Centers across the World
- To track your steps, monitor your progress, and share your journey to the games Team USA will provide social resources for you to connect with others walking to the games
931 Teams Registered. 5233 Participants Walking. 5,848,789 Miles Logged!
Help Team USA reach our goal of 2 Million Miles by July 16, 2016!
Where do you stand? Our Top 10 Teams...
|Team Rank||Team Name||Team Captain||Team Country||Total Flying Miles||Current Destination|
|1||Chicago Red Hot Chili Steppers||Razeena Matani||United States||280,492||Arrived at Dubai|
|2||Happy feet to Dubai||Minaz Attawala||United States||258,139||Arrived at Dubai|
|3||Little Rock Walkers||Alishba Jiwani||United States||167,913||Arrived at Dubai|
|4||NE IWG||Minaz Attawala||United States||93,939||Arrived at Dubai|
|5||CCC||Mashal Sohani||United States||72,056||Arrived at Dubai|
|6||WALK2DUBAI2016||ALMATEEN ASLAM VIRANI||United States||50,090||Arrived at Dubai|
|7||The Knights||Salman Ali||United States||47,480||Arrived at Dubai|
|8||Kesh Fam||Isba Keshwani||United States||43,860||Arrived at Dubai|
|9||ACT NOW 2016||salima bhojani||United States||42,977||Arrived at Dubai|
|10||DC REC KINDERGARTENERS||Amynah Pradhan||United States||42,111||Arrived at Dubai|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The Challenge will last for six (6) weeks. It will begin June 5th and end on July 16th, 2016.
Absolutely. Walking is not the only way for your steps to count in the Walk to Dubai Challenge. You can use other forms of working out like the elliptical, kick boxing, playing tennis etc. to participate in this challenge.
Your team can have up to eight (8) participants, including yourself.
There is no age requirement- Jamati members of any age can participate in this challenge.
Your team will virtually visit many destinations as part of this Walking Challenge. Destinations will include Houston USA, Burnaby CA, Toronto CA, London UK, Lisbon P, Dushanbe TJK, and the Jubilee Games at Dubai UAE.
In order to make it to Dubai by July 16th, 2016, you will need to do at least 6,500 steps each day. However, we encourage each team participant to shoot for their personal best!
It’s simple. Use the “Activity Tracker” that you can print and post anywhere. Download it here.
You can also use any app to count steps. Be sure to share your experience with us using Team USA’s Facebook site to tell us- and your friends- about your progress. We can all use this platform to encourage and motivate each other!
To track your steps, you can use free Apps like MyFitPal, Pedometer, S Health, Noom Walk, Runtastic. Visit your App store on your smartphone to download.
Yes, you can still register a team after the deadline and will still have a chance to participate in the Walking Challenge.
With whomever you like – it’s your goal! Do what makes most sense for you. Some people find it most motivating to buddy-up with someone who has similar activity goals. Some people love fitness time with family, a team, or a group of co-workers. If you prefer to do it alone, that’s ok too! It’s your way!
6,500 steps are roughly 3.25 miles and should be completed in one day for the challenge.