Walk This Way Virtual Winnipeg Walk

VIRTUAL WALK FOR WINNIPEG

September 17, 2021 • #WalkThisWayWPG

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Our incredible sponsors will donate $100,000 when our community hits 40,000 kilometres!

Step up and step out for a better Winnipeg!

It’s been one challenging year, Winnipeg, and our community needs us now more than ever! On Friday, September 17, let’s step up and step out with a free virtual walk around Winnipeg—apart, together. Uniting for the community we love. By channelling this energy and working together, we can build a better community for everyone who lives here.

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 6,200 Winnipeggers across the city participating—a true demonstration of how much we care for our city. This year, we’re counting on you to help us collectively cover 40,000 km in 24 hours. That’s one trip around the world!
Join us any way you like! Roll, stroll, bike, hike…this walk is for everyone! Invite your friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers and feel the power of uniting towards a single goal, on a single day, with Winnipeggers from all across the city.

Lace up your kicks and join us to kick off our city-wide fundraising campaign! Wear red, if you can, to show you’re part of the big day. By tracking your distance through our event app, your contribution will get us one step closer to our 40,000-km goal. Every km counts! Together let’s show our love for Winnipeg!

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Walkers get exclusive access to a free mobile app to track the virtual walk.

Your time, your route, your way.

Download our walk app now

Get ready to walk, run, roll, stroll, or bike with our easy-to-use app. Download the MoveSpring app and enter the code “uway2021” to join Walk this Way!

Make sure to sync your fitness tracker and turn on notifications, so you’ll receive inspiration leading up to the walk!

Every kilometre counts!

Our amazing community sponsors will donate $100,000 to United Way Winnipeg if we reach a collective 40,000 kilometres. Every km you move equals a donation, so let’s see how far we can go together!

Your participation will go a long way towards helping our community continue to recover from the stresses and hardships brought by the global pandemic. From mental health and addictions counselling, to family supports, to job readiness—you’ll help Winnipeggers living in or on the edge of poverty to start on a better path.

Got questions?

By participating in this event, you are moving alongside hundreds of other Winnipeggers who love our city and want to see everyone in our city thrive. And, it will be fun! Track your kilometres and contribute to our collective goal. And there’s $100,000 on the line from our generous sponsors Assiniboine Credit Union, Birchwood, Payworks, SkipTheDishes, and Wawanesa. 

Step 1: Grab your mobile device and download the MoveSpring app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).

Step 2: Select ‘Sign up’ & enter the code ‘uway2021’, and create your account.

Step 3: Connect your fitness tracking device to the app so it can track your steps for event day! You may also select manual entry to log your activity manually.

Step 4: Turn notifications on so you will receive inspiring updates and progress.

Step: 5: On September 17, open the app or visit the website to sync your data or enter in totals manually. Walk anywhere, for any length of time. Your contribution will help build a better Winnipeg!

Don’t have a smartphone? No problem!  You can also register here and connect your fitness tracking device, or select manual entry.

Everyone registering will see this screen. Confirming puts you in the United Way Winnipeg Walk This Way challenge. Click the checkbox to accept, and confirm.

Signing up for Walk This Way is easy.

If you are a part of a workplace team, head over to the Walk This Way upcoming challenge and create or add yourself to your workplace team. For more information on how to join a team, take a look here.

Sure! You can participate in the event together with your family, running group, colleagues, etc—just apart. If you choose to participate with others, ensure you are following up to date public health guidelines and social distancing protocols.

Choose your own adventure! Complete your walk around your neighborhood, workplace, or public park.

Take a look at our agency partner map and consider learning about and taking a walk past one of our agency partners changing lives near you!

Download the MoveSpring app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android), select ‘Sign up’ and enter code “uway2021”. Connect your fitness tracking device or select manual entry to log your activity manually. Make sure your notifications are turned on for September 17 to ensure you can keep up with our collective progress. Then tell all your friends so they can sign up too!

Though you will not be tracking your distance as a team (we will be doing this collectively), you can create or join a workplace team by clicking the Upcoming Challenges tab to find Walk This Way. From there the Team Leaderboard will give you the option to create or join a team. For more information on how to join a team, take a look here. Challenge other workplace teams to see who can go the furthest!

Walk this Way was created to show the power of what we can do when we come together. Contrary to an individual race, our focus is on collective achievement.

By contributing your kilometres alongside your friends, family members, or colleagues, you show that no matter how far you’re able to go yourself, the power of putting our efforts together for one common goal is incredible.

This event is free, so everyone in Winnipeg can take part! Thanks to our generous sponsors, $100,000 will match our steps to build a better community for everyone.

You will connect a device to the event app—either your phone or your fitness tracker—to sync your kilometres to our overall goal. Make sure you open the app or website to sync your activity on September 17. If you don’t want to connect or don’t have a device to sync, manual entry is available on the mobile app and on the web.  

Find your device here and follow the directions to connect your device to your MoveSpring account.

To sync steps data into your MoveSpring account you will need to open the MoveSpring app on your phone, or go to the MoveSpring website and click the green Sync button at the top right. MoveSpring cannot sync your steps data if you do not open the MoveSpring app or website.

Apple and Google Fit users must sync steps from the app. This is because it connects to the Health app and Google Fit app directly.

For more detailed syncing instructions, including a video walk through, please visit this article from the Help Center.

Log in to your account. Click on ‘Connect my device now’ and scroll to the bottom to select ‘Manual Entry’. Enter in your kilometres and/or steps. For more information, check out this article for help in the app or on the website.

If you prefer to cycle, roll, dance, or play soccer—just an idea!—you can still track your kilometres and steps to move us all towards our goal.

Here’s how:

1. Convert your bike ride (or however you moved) into steps
2. Convert those steps to a distance in kilometres
3. Enter your distance and steps in the MoveSpring app (or website if you’re not using a smartphone) to make sure your activity is counted.

Push notifications allow you to keep up with any content posted in a challenge, stay up to date in chat, and help you remember to sync. Here’s how to adjust notification settings in your account.

When you sign up, you’ll be added to the challenge group chat where you can talk to other participants, all in one convenient place. You can post photos of how you are getting active leading up to and on September 17 and comment words of encouragement to other Winnipeggers. Remember if you’re sharing your walk on social media—and we encourage you to!—use the hashtag #WalkThisWayWPG.

Yes, please! It would be wonderful if everyone in Winnipeg knew about Walk This Way, and joined in! Use the hashtag #WalkThisWayWPG.

Here is a guide you can use to onboard your team.

Let’s get the whole city out for a walk!

Download a printable poster for your workplace and help spread the word.

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