Walk Your AS Off 2019
This year’s Walk Your AS Off (WYASO) event is almost upon us. There have been a few small changes this year, and some of our resources have been updated, so we thought it wise to put them all in one place in case you missed them being shared on our other channels.
The biggest change this year, as you can see, is the new website. All step logging is now done here on our main website, and not on the event website (walkyourasoff.com). The main reason for this is it’ll help teams compete in future events, other than WYASO, without having to re-register or re-recruit. If you find any bugs in the new website, please take a screenshot and note any error messages you get and forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can now track steps at your convenience and are not restricted to logging your steps on a particular day of the week. You can log daily, weekly, or monthly. You choose! Whatever method works best for you.
You can now log steps year round, too. It’s great so many people are able to keep active for a month to help manage their A.S., but what about the other 11 months of the year? Stay active year round by continuing to log your steps after the walk. All steps recorded will go towards our goal of reaching Mars.
Speaking of Mars…
We have already collected SO many steps, over 2.2 billion. But Mars is a really long way! We need 316 billion. Which means we are a little behind on meeting our ten-year goal of walking to Mars. Now we can log steps year-round, hopefully, we’ll get closer to make up the gap as we enter year six of our ten-year goal. Let’s do a little math.
Starting May 1st (the start of the WYASO), we will have 1825 days left and roughly 313.8 billion steps to meet our goal. That’s 171,945,205 steps per day. The recommended average step goal of 10,000 steps per day is unrealistic for most of us, so let’s half that. 5,000 steps per day, per user. That means we need over 34,000 people logging steps to get there. We have never had a WYASO with more than 2000 people. Let’s change that this year, and really pull out all the stops to make this year the biggest ever! Now we’ve done the math, it might seem an unattainable goal, but we are going to try our damnedest to get there. I hope this motivates you and your team to Walk Your AS Off, even more, this year :)
Resources for a successful WYASO
If you need a little help getting people to sign up, then maybe this flyer will help. Print off as many as you’d like, write your team name on it and hand them out! That’s it. You can download it here.
We also have an updated version of our A.S. informational flyer. You can download that here.
Sign up tutorial [video]
If you or any of your team members need help signing up, we’ve got you covered. We have a video tutorial showing you all the features of the new website, as well as how to sign up and how you can create a team. Watch it here.
Want to show the world why you are walking with some new threads? We have brand new WYASO shirts and hats! Find them here.
And last but not least, you can now order a WYASO banner! That’s right, if your team meets in person and does a physical walk, then hold the WYASO banner high and let the world know why you are walking. The banners come in two sizes (small for one person, or large for three to hold). The first ten orders will be free as they have been donated by Michael Smith’s family. Details on how to order can be found here.
Step Conversion Chart
We have taken the old step conversion chart and simplified it (You can still use the old one, it's still valid.) You can download the new step conversion chart here.
If you have any feedback on this years walk, we want to hear from you. Both the good and the bad. The more feedback we get the better we can make the walk for all. We couldn't do this without you, and we appreciate each and every one of you doing your part in helping to raise awareness for A.S.