It’s all in the name: creative step challenge names
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It’s all in the name: creative step challenge names

Aubrey Brevard
Sep 06, 2019

Sometimes coming up with a name is the hardest part of creating a step challenge.

Picture this: You’ve planned your step challenge dates, you know the challenge modes you want to run, and you’ve even thought through the content you want to post in your challenge. You’re all ready to create your challenge except for one small detail: your step challenge still needs a name! 

Here at MoveSpring, we aim to make the challenge admin’s life as simple as possible. Our Admin Center is a user-friendly way to manage your client account. Our Help Center provides tons of great resources and tips for guidance. Also, we’ve got the best support team (okay we may be biased) that can step in when more help is needed.

In addition to all of these resources, we continue to look for new ways to help you, as an admin, create a successful and engaging step challenge. We recently received a request for challenge name inspiration; your wish, our command. We’ve got you covered with some great challenge names that will knock your users’ socks off! 

Follow our definitive guide for creative challenge naming

Tip Number 1: Use Alliteration

Alliteration can be an easy way to make a challenge name more fun! For instance, Get Moving with MoveSpring, Stridekick Super Streak, Walgreens Walk-a-thon, or Journey with Jewel are just a few examples. Try using fun, action words like race or zoom and combining them with your organization name or the dates of your challenge to find something that works for your group. 

Tip Number 2: Draw Inspiration from Your Organization

Draw inspiration from your organization. For instance, if your organization is an animal hospital, have fun with some animal-themed names like Take a Walk on the Wild Side, Get Meow-ving with MoveSpring, or Purr-fect Pacers, or The Doggy-Dash.

Tip Number 3: Think about the Time of Year

There are lots of ways you can use the time of year to name your challenge. We’ve come up with this list to start you off, but feel free to get creative with a particular season or month to inspire your challenge name. 

  • Step into the New Year
  • January Jog-a-thon
  • February Fitness
  • March Madness
  • March to Fitness 
  • Active April
  • Step into Spring
  • Spring Sprint
  • MAYrathon
  • Jump into July
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Summer Strides
  • Summer Shuffle
  • STEPtember
  • September Steppers
  • WALKtober
  • MOVEvember
  • Fall into Fitness
  • Turkey Trot
  • December Dash
  • Holiday Hustle

Tip Number 4: Let your Challenge Mode Inspire Your Name

If you know what challenge mode you want to use, you can use that particular mode to inspire your challenge. For example, if you know you want to use a leaderboard mode, you can name your challenge Follow the Leaderboard or Race to the Top (of the Leaderboard). For a journey mode, you could name your challenge Trot Across the Globe or Journey through January. For a Stick to It challenge, try Daily Dash or for a weekend-long streak challenge, use It’s the Streaking Weekend.

Tip Number 5: Stay on Theme

Remember that your goal for this challenge is to get people moving, so use that to your advantage when naming your challenge. You can keep your challenge name on theme by incorporating action-oriented words like step, sprint, move, or stride into your challenge name. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 

  • One Step at a Time
  • One Step Ahead
  • One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for (Your Company)
  • Let’s Get Moving with (Your Company)
  • Sprint for Success with (Your Company)

Tip Number 6: Use Running Team Names for Inspiration

Another great way to come up with a fun challenge name is to do a quick search for “running team names.” You’ll find some great options there, including We're Making Great Strides, Legs Miserables, Cirque Du Sore Legs, Scrambled Legs, Not Fast But Furious, and Easier Said Than Run. If you don’t end up using these names for your challenge, you can also use them for naming teams in a Team Leaderboard challenge! 

Tip Number 7: Set Your Challenge Up For Success

Last but not least, remember that your challenge isn’t successful on it’s name alone! It’s most important to create a challenge that’s engaging for your users and inspires them to get moving. Taking the time to craft a challenge that will encourage participation and some friendly competition along the way will ultimately bring the greatest reward. 

To learn more about creating a successful and engaging challenge, check out our MoveSpring Playbook for visual, step-by-step guidance and tactical ideas for your challenge from our team of experts and this blog post for tips on engagement in your challenge.