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A sunny day. A group of women walk to the fields. The woman in the foreground carries a pail on her head.

Janet Zirugo (right) leads her 2 daughters and 2 daughters in law to the fields. - David Brazier / Christian Aid

Challenge yourself

Take on our 300,000 steps challenge this May - get fit while raising vital funds.

Sign up for the challenge

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It’s simple: take 300,000 sponsored steps throughout the month of May. You'll raise vital funds for communities battling the worst of this climate crisis. 

Our steps challenge clocks in at just under 10,000 steps a day.

You can do the challenge alone or with a team, supporting each other to reach your goal. Whether you decide to walk, jump, skip, hop or run your steps is completely up to you!  

Join the challenge in three easy steps:

  1. Sign up and order your very own Christian Aid t-shirt. If you're in Wales, you can also order a Welsh bilingual t-shirt
  2. Set up your JustGiving fundraising page (use our handy JustGiving guide)
  3. Join our 300,000 steps in May Facebook group. Connect with other people taking on the challenge, support and motivate each other, and share tips

You can choose the size on the form - check the size guide if you're not sure which to get.

Step by step, we can change lives. Thank you for stepping up and turning hunger into hope.

Need some motivational music?

We've created a Spotify playlist perfect for getting those steps in.

Image of a white woman, stood against a green garden background, wearing a red branded Christian Aid t-shirt

300k steps challenger Jill Harker - The Harkers/Christian Aid

Meet our challengers: Bill and Jill Harker

Along with their beagle Keeva, Bill and Jill (pictured here) joined the 300,000 steps challenge in 2021. As part of a team of walkers from churches across Northallerton, they raised thousands of pounds - and contributed towards walking at least four million steps just for that group alone!

Bill and Jill posted regular updates about their daily walks, and achieved fantastic results - raising more than £3,400.

‘The best part was having a definite focus each day and knowing we were doing it to help those not as fortunate as ourselves,' Jill told us.  

Her advice? ‘Just concentrate on one day at a time and that way the total for the challenge won't seem so daunting. Also, if [you] have a step counter to wear all the time, it's amazing how quickly steps will accumulate, on a daily basis, with routine things like shopping.’

Feeling inspired? Sign up today!

See our fundraising ideas and resources

Check out our fundraising ideas. The possibilities are endless!

JustGiving Help Guide

Help guide for setting up your JustGiving page. 

One challenge, your rules

There are many ways you can get involved in the 300,00 Steps in May challenge. 

  • Cumulative total 

If you can’t walk every day in May, team up with others to collectively smash the step target. You can even set up a team on JustGiving, and each of you can create your own fundraising pages. 

  • Wheelchair options 

If you’re a wheelchair user, set a target of 300,000 pushes, or use an odometer to track distance then convert to steps (1km = 1,250 steps). 

  • Walk in memory

As well as raising vital funds in the name of your loved one, the regular walks are another great reason to take on this challenge, giving you the space and time to remember and celebrate their life.

You could choose to do this as a family or group, or with others joining you on some walks, to share this special time to reflect and remember.

  • Walking not your thing?

You could try:

  • doing a sponsored silence
  • learning 100 words in another language
  • organising a bake sale

Frequently asked questions

Find all the answers you need to have a successful 300,000 steps challenge for Christian Aid Week.