FAQ's

How long do I have to complete the challenge?

The challenge runs May 1 to October 31. You may complete your challenge at any time within that period. You do not have to sign up by May 1 to begin.

 

Who is eligible to participate?

The Walk Massachusetts Challenge is open to residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts age 18 years or older.

 

Do I have to register?

Yes. Everyone must register online in order to participate and be eligible for prizes. Only online entries are accepted. If you do not have a computer, visit your Senior Center and ask them to help.

 

What if I don’t have a computer but want to participate?

Your Council on Aging or Senior Center can help you enter your information. You can also visit a library for computer access.

 

What if I don’t have an email address?

Email is requested, but not a requirement to participate in the challenge.

 

Can I sign up for more than one challenge?

No. You may only sign up for one challenge, even if you complete it before the end of the promotional period.

 

Can I change my challenge?

Unfortunately, no. You must complete the challenge you chose at registration to be qualified for prizes.

 

Will my fitness tracker sync with the website?

No. We don’t currently have this feature available. But entering your progress on the website is easy.

 

Where do I walk?

Anywhere you want! You can walk indoors, outdoors, on a treadmill, around your neighborhood, at a mall, in your senior center, at a park or nature reserve, on the beach, with your local walking club, or even in place while following walking videos on YouTube. As long as you are walking, it counts.

 

How do I track my walking?

You must enter your information on the dashboard of this site. Choose a day from the calendar, and indicate that you walked. If you are tracking miles or steps, you will be able to enter them there.

 

How many entries can I get?

You receive an entry for reaching each milestone in your challenge. You may receive a total of four entries.

 

How many people will win a gift card?

There will be 85 winners: 10 people will win a $50 Visa gift card, 25 will win a $25 Amazon card, and 50 will win a $10 Dunkin’ gift card.

 

When will I know if I won a gift card?

Winners will be notified no later than November 30, 2023.

 

How many Councils on Aging will win?

Sixteen Councils on Aging will win prizes, with the first prize (1) being $1000, second prize (5) $500 and third prize (10) $250.

 

How many entries can each Council on Aging have?

Councils may receive as many entries as individuals who complete challenges. The more entries, the more chances a Council has to win.

 

Can a Council on Aging win multiple prizes?

No. Each Council can only win once.

 

If you have questions that are not listed here, feel free to email Lynn at lynn@mcoaonline.com or Tara at tara@mcoaonline.com.