Walktober is here – team up and get walking!

Walktober Step Challenge: Monday 4th October – Sunday 31st October 2021.

Let’s get walking during the month of October to win some great prizes.

Create or join a Team with your classmates and colleagues to compete against others in NUI Galway and across the country to place on the Leaderboard.

There will be weekly competitions, updated Leaderboards, plenty of prizes and plenty of fun.

Last year we had 98 Teams take part and this year we want to get even more NUI Galway students and staff involved!

How to take part

  1. Get into a team of 3 – 6 people
  2. Sign-up online at www.activetravellogger.ie a) Team Captain: choose a team name and set your team up on the Active Travel Logger b) Team Members: sign up online at Active Travel Logger and join a Team.
  3. For help getting started, please read the Walktober Participant Guide and view the step-by-step Active Travel Logger video tutorials on www.stepchallenge.ie

More ways to win

To help us get started we have SU Keep Cups for the best NUIG Team Name, and all NUIG Teams that have signed up to take part by Wednesday 22nd September will go into a Prize Draw to win SU Keep Cups too!

We will also have spot prizes for teams throughout the Challenge so make sure to tag NUIGSU on your team social media posts!

NUIG Lunchtime Walks

We will be holding short lunchtime walks on Campus during October too so we can meet some new people and get our steps in.


This year we will also be aiming to raise funds for the SU Charities – Galway Rape Crisis Centre, BeLonG To Youth Services –  during our Walktober Challenge. You can sign up to fundraise with your team on our iDonate Page here.

Let’s get ready to step!

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Joanna Brophy