Frequently Asked Questions
What is the 99 Walks Monthly Challenge?
99 Walks is designed for women of every age, ability and location. Through quarterly or monthly challenges, you’ll walk a combined 99 miles with women in your neighborhood or across the county — or choose to go solo and crush 33 miles on your own.
Do I have to walk?
Well, walking is kind of our thing so our challenges are designed with walking in mind.
Do I need a team to participate?
You don’t! You can choose to go solo to crush the 99 Walks challenge.
How many people can be on a team?
As few or as many as you want! More people on your team means fewer individual miles you will each need to walk so that the total miles always adds up to 99. If we are putting you on a team, that team will have three or four members.
How long do I have to complete the challenge?
You have one month. The Challenge starts on the first of each month and goes to the last day of the month. If you finish early, way to go! You can cheer on other team members and keep the fun going on the Facebook group! (link)
How Do I submit My Miles? Do you Verify Them?
Towards the end of the month we will send you a quick and easy form via email or you’ll be able to find it on our Facebook group. We do not verify your miles. This is for you and we want you to set the expectation to not cheat yourself out of your goals.
I signed up for one month, can I switch to a 3-month seasonal challenge?
Absolutely! Assuming we have space for the following months, we’d be happy to make the change for you. Just email Team@99Walks.fit.
I signed up solo, can I switch to a team?
Of course! We all change our mind sometimes. Any changes need need to be within one week of signing on (or the 10th of each month). This will be based on remaining spaces for your new selection.
How much is it and how do I pay?
The Quarterly Goal Crusher Challenge (3 months including a bonus bracelet) is $40 or the Monthly Challenge is $16. Click here to pick your challenge and pay over our secure server via Credit card, PayPal or Apple Pay.
Does my team have to be local?
Nope! Your team can be local friends or long distance friends! Thanks to modern technology, you can walk with your friends virtually anywhere, anytime. You can even choose to schedule calls so that you can walk and chat at the same time.
How do I track My Miles?
You can track your miles in any number of ways. Smartphones, smart watches, and fitness trackers have the ability to help track your distance. You can download our monthly tracking sheet here. Or, use a cute notebook to write down your walks. Whatever method works best for you is most important.
What happens if Members of My team don’t complete the Challenge?
We get it. Life happens. Sometimes team members can’t meet their goals. It’s ok. As long as you are completing your goal for the month you’re all set. So if you are on a team of 3 you still need to crush your 33 miles, even if another team member doesn’t.
What do I get for completing the Challenge?
Each month, we will offer a new piece of “wearable inspiration” as the “prize” for reaching your goals. Keep in mind that the best prize is that you are doing this for you. You are getting up, getting together with friends, and you get going toward better physical and mental health.
Things didn’t go as planned and I didn’t complete this month challenge. Now what?
It’s ok! We know life happens and congrats on completing whatever portion of the challenge you could. When you fill out the form at the end of the month to submit your miles completed you can check the box to let us know you didn’t quite get to your goal. Don’t worry, there’s always next month and we hope the bracelet will inspire you to keep walking and doing a little better each day.