Special to The Lake Report
It’s a huge number: 50,232,770 total steps logged.
Walkers in the month-long Niagara-on-the-Lake Step Challenge smashed the original goal of 20 million steps, and led by participant Notty-Woman, easily exceeded the revised goal of 40 million.
Notty-Woman totalled a remarkable 1,560,115 steps for top individual tally, helping her two-member team, Notty People, to second place with 2,566,590 steps. Most teams had four members.
The Bayne family team, nicknamed Pfinally Pfeeling Pfine, was first with 2,848,999 steps.
In third place was the team We’re Small But Active, which logged 2,222,314 steps.
In the individual category, Notty-Man had 1,006,475 steps, edging out Tracey Beattie with 941,102 steps.
The Town of NOTL, which organized the June 1 to 30 event, did not release the full names of participants and none could be reached for comment. The Lake Report, which co-sponsored the challenge finished 30th out of 35 active teams.
“Thanks to all of our #NOTLSteppers, who absolutely obliterated our group goal by taking a whopping 50,232,770 steps collectively,” the town said in a social media post.
The NOTL website encouraged participants to track their steps with activity trackers such as an Apple Watch, Fitbit, Garmin and other alternative pedometers.
Steps were tracked on the MoveSpring app, which displayed leaderboards highlighting the top teams and individual steppers.
Weekly winners were announced along with prizes for teams and individuals.
The final team prize includes 18 holes at a NOTL golf course of the team’s choosing and the individual winner receives a bottle of wine and $100 gift certificate to Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill.