Virginia Awards

Thanks to generous support from our partners, Kaiser Permanente and PeopleForBikes, Fire Up Your Feet will award more than $8,000 to Virginia schools during the October 1-31, 2014 Fire Up Your Feet Fall Activity Challenge.

Final Challenge Awards: Final Challenge Awards are calculated by the following formula:

Total number of students, parents/guardians and school staff that tracked during the Challenge period, divided by State Department of Education school enrollment data.

Northern Virginia*

1     $1,200 first place award

1     $600 second place award

2     $200 third place awards

All Virginia counties outside of Northern Virginia**

1     $1,200 first place award

1     $600 second place award

2    $200 third place awards

Other Statewide Challenge Awards 

1   $200 Small School Award: Schools with less than 100 students are eligible to compete for all awards, except for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Final Challenge Awards. This award will be given to the school with the most students, parents/guardians, and school staff tracking during the Challenge Period, divided by total school enrollment.

2    $500 Fire Up Your Walk to School Awards: Schools with a minimum of 25 walkers at the end of the Challenge will be entered into a drawing for 2 Fire Up Your Walk to School Awards. We strongly suggest that these awards be used for Safe Routes to School encouragement programming activities. Click here for tips and ideas to help get the word out about this award offering.

2    $500 PeopleForBikes Challenge Awards: During the month of October, the school with the most bicycling minutes in Northern Virginia*, as well as the school with the most bicycling minutes throughout the rest of Virginia** will win a $500 award and package of bicycling products and discounts from partners.

Weekly Statewide Challenge Awards 

  • Week 1: 3-2-1 Blastoff Award: Any school with 20 participants that have tracked at least one activity using the coordinator or individual tracker between October 1-7 will be entered into a drawing for three $200 awards.
  • Week 2: "Walk it Out" Award: In honor of International Walk and Roll to School Day, the school that tracks the most walkers between October 9-14 will earn a $300 award. 
  • Week 3: Old School and New School Awards: The school with the biggest increase in participation from the previous Challenge will win a $200 award. New schools participating for the first time this fall with the most participants tracking activity between the beginning of the Challenge and October 21 will earn a $200 award.
  • Week 4: Reflect and Reward $100 Drawing: Between October 23-28, participants are invited to submit a short paragraph about how Fire Up Your Feet has benefitted their school. All submissions will be entered into a drawing for a $100 award. Please send paragraphs to info@fireupyourfeet.org. 

More About Awards

 Participation levels may be subject to change in order to ensure a fair and equitable process. Questions should be directed to info@fireupyourfeet.org 

 *Northern Virginia includes the City of Alexandria, Arlington County, Prince William County, Fairfax County and Loudoun County.

**All Virginia counties not listed under the eligible Northern Virginia Counties are eligible to compete for awards being offered to the rest of the state.