Step Challenge - Heart Research UK

Step Challenge

The recommended amount of steps for people to take each day is 10,000 – the average person walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps per day. Here’s your chance to improve your steps and ‘virtually’ climb some of the world’s highest mountains and tallest structures.


Heart Research UK is challenging you to increase the number of steps you take each day by ‘virtually’ climbing well known landmarks to make your challenge more interesting, whilst at the same time, raising funds for our important work. A climb up Big Ben will take you 632 steps, Blackpool Tower is a more strenuous 1,036 steps, and if you fancy following in the footsteps of Sir Edmund Hillary or Chris Bonnington, then Mount Everest will take you a lot longer with 58,070 steps to conquer.


Here are the top benefits for taking on this challenge:

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Manages your weight
  • Builds muscle strength and power
  • Tones your lower body
  • Strengthens your bones
  • Increases your metabolism


Here’s how to get involved:

  • Gather a dedicated team (or work individually)
  • Organise a start date for your challenge. You have 4 weeks to complete it.


If you have any questions or would like more details please contact one of our dedicated fundraisers on 0113 234 7474 or email We are always happy to help!



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