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How does the Step Challenge Work?

A smart device such as a Fit Bit, smart phone, etc, is required in order to track your steps. Prior to the Challenge, registrants will receive an email explaining how to download and use the app. Note that if you downloaded the app last year, you will need to download it again. Participants can plot their own course, or use one of the courses below. All steps taken from 12:01 am on Oct. 7th through 11:59 pm on Oct 15th, will be counted by the app.

Where will the pre-race dinner and race take place? 

The dinner will be at the Glenview New Church on October 15th, 2022 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. We will be selling raffle/dinner tickets for $15. The race and awards ceremony take place at Hoffman School, 2000 Harrison. Registration opens at 7 am, the 1-mile run begins at 8:15 and the 5 & 10 K runs begin at 8:30 am


The Dinner is $15. The Step Challenge is $35. The Hero Hustle Run is $35.

Swag Bag Pickup:

Packets may be picked up at the stores and restaurants noted below. An event T-shirt designed by our the Character Counts T-shirt contest winner will be included, as well as other fun giveaways and recognition for participating.

Location of pickup:

  • Saturday, October 15, Glenview New Church - 74 Park Drive- 4:00-7:30pm

  • Sunday, October 16, Hoffman School-2000 Harrison- 7:00am until after awards ceremony (est. 9:30am)

Prizes for Step Challenge and Run

RUN: Awards will be presented to the top runners in male/female and age categories for the 1 mile, 5K and 10K race.

STEP CHALLENGE: Participants that achieve 80,000 steps or more over the 8 day event will be eligible for prizes. An Awards Ceremony will take place at Hoffman School, 2000 Harrison, on Sunday, October 16, after the Hero Hustle Run, approximately 9:30 am. Here's a list of some of the prizes for those participants who achieve 80,000 steps: 

* Gift Cards:

1. Gusto Italiano (2x$50)

2. Hanger Two ($50)

3. Antalee Wellness Center and Spa (4) ($115, 3x$80)

4. Blended (2x$25)

5. Jewel Osco ($25)

6. Lettuce Entertain You ($50)

7. PF Changs (2 x$25)

8. UB Spa Nails (2x$20)

9. Valley Lodge (2x$50)

*Other Prizes

Three month family membership to LifeTime Fitness

Season pool pass for a family of 4 for the Glenview Park District.

A foursome for golf at the Glenview Park Golf Course

A foursome for four at The Glen Club

One free golf lesson from Neil McCaine at The Glen Club

Two cases of wine

Two bird houses from Wild Birds with two bags of seed

Bonus Steps:

Participants can pickup 500 bonus steps by stopping at any of the locations below and scanning their QR code. Limit once a day per location, but visit as many as you like in a day!



  • Team Trux, 1009 Waukegan Rd.

  • Weiss Ace Hardware,1560 Waukegan Rd.

  • Wildbirds Unlimited, 1460 Waukegan Rd.

  • Blended, 950 Harlem Ave.

  • Glenview Police Department, 2500 E. Lake Ave.           

  • Joe Donut, 1025 Harlem Ave.

  • Antalee Wellness Spa,1352 Patriot Boulevard.

  • Sunset Foods, 1127 Church St., Northbrook

  • Gusto Italiano, 1834 Glenview Rd.

  • Johnny's Kitchen & Tap, 1740 Milwaukee Ave. 

  • Glenview Park District Park Center, 2400 Chestnut Ave. 

  • Glenview Golf Course, 800 Shermer Rd.

  • Josie Nail Spa, 2536 Waukegan Rd.


Course Map: 

Participants may also plot their own course or use exercise equipment; anything that will add to the step count.

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