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October 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020

WWF's Species Step Challenge

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020

Registration Fee: $35

Participation Types: 5,000 steps a day | 10,000 steps a day

Fundraising: Fundraising is optional, but encouraged

Join WWF for our first-ever Species Step Challenge! Throughout the month of October, make a commitment to conservation and challenge yourself to take on either 5,000 or 10,000 steps a day and fundraise along the way to protect our planet’s magnificent species and their home.

This step challenge is about more than just logging steps each day. It’s about taking steps to create a climate-resilient, zero-carbon world. It’s about taking steps to drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity. It’s about taking steps to safeguard the world’s most important forests to sustain nature’s diversity. It’s about taking steps to end the flow of plastic into our oceans and secure freshwater for people and nature. And, it’s about taking steps to ensure the world’s most iconic species are able to live and thrive in the wild.

WWF works to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest and toughest challenges, but we can only do so with help from people like you. Help us build a future where people live in harmony with nature. Join us for WWF’s Species Step Challenge.

Upon registration, you'll receive a link to download MoveSpring, an app that will pair with your phone or fitness tracker and allow you to...

Travel along a map to virtually visit the different ecosystems that you’re fundraising to protect and learn more about WWF’s global conservation efforts. The more steps you take, the more ecosystems you’ll unlock!

Get outside and get moving to improve your physical and mental health-see how long of step streak you can keep!

Engage in a friendly competition with friends, family, or coworkers near and far with our real-time step leaderboard!



Track your progress using your preferred device (MoveSpring pairs with 90% of the wearable devices on the market).

And most importantly, fundraise to protect all species and their habitats-they need you now more than ever.

Fundraising Prizes

The more you raise for nature, the more gifts you'll receive as a thank you for your commitment to conservation. Fundraise throughout the month; all gifts will be mailed out the week of November 1, 2020.

*These items are subject to change.


This step challenge is a virtual event where people commit to taking either 5,000 or 10,000 steps a day for the whole month of October. You can get competitive with friends, family members, or coworkers and see who ends up with the most amount of steps by the end of the month!

You can track your steps through an app called MoveSpring. Upon registration, you'll receive a link and code to sign up for our challenge through MoveSpring. MoveSpring will pull your step data from popular fitness tracking devices like Apple Health, Google Fit, Fitbit, Garmin, etc. Most phones use an accelerometer to measure steps and distance traveled so if you keep your phone with you, you don’t need to purchase a tracker or pedometer to participate.

When you register, you'll receive a link to download MoveSpring and the code to sign up for our challenge. The information to download MoveSpring will also appear in your Panda Nation Center.

There is no fundraising requirement to participate, but there is a one-time registration fee of $35. Fundraising is encouraged and you can receive a Species Step Challenge shirt if you raise $100 or more.

Yes! Step challenges are a fun way to stay active and keep you motivated. With every step you take, you'll make your way through a map in our MoveSpring app. The map will take you through the different ecosystems that we work in and you'll learn all about WWF's work that your taking steps to support. Try your first step challenge with us! Sign up today!

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