Step up for LandAid in October!

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 23:00 UK-wide

Steptober, the property industry-wide step challenge, is back for a second year!

Steptober, powered by M7 Real Estate, will see over 500 property professionals stepping to end youth homelessness throughout the month of October. The event will be kicked off with around the world themed activities across the UK on LandAid Day on 1 October.



We can’t wait to see teams from across the industry competing with each other to see who can log the most steps to end youth homelessness - last year, participants logged enough steps to walk around the world three and a half times, but this year we know you can make it to four laps.

We’d love to see some healthy competition in offices up and down the country – sign up multiple teams today and create some friendly rivalry in your offices. Who can take enough steps to walk between your international offices first? Who can reach 1,000,000 steps the most quickly? There’s only one way to find out - so get challenging!

Steptober is also a great way to encourage wellbeing in the workplace - the challenge gives people the motivation to take a walk at lunch time, walk up escalators or take the stairs instead of the lift.  Being active not only improves physical health, but also improves mental wellbeing and ultimately makes us more productive and happy.

Please do let us know about any challenges you are setting! Contact our comms team here.

If you have any questions about the challenge or the platform please contact the LandAid Events team.

How the challenge works

● Teams of four people sign up and compete to see which team can take the most steps in the month of October

● The challenge will run for the whole month of October.

● The challenge will be run through an online platform called Himotiv. The platform will sync with your fitness tracker or tracking app on your phone and host a leader-board displaying teams’ step counts

● Each individual team member will track their own steps using their choice of step counting device e.g. smartphone or Fitbit.  Many apps including Fitbit, Nokia and many more, will sync with the challenge platform – so anyone with a smartphone can take part!

● Each week, we’ll publish a leader-board to encourage a healthy bit of competition across the property sector and promote additional fundraising through challenges between individuals.

● The challenge ends at midnight on 31 October.


Option 1:  Entry fee of £200 per team of four people and minimum fundraising of £300 per team.

Option 2:  Pay entry fee and fundraising upfront at £500 per team of four people

Option 3:  Make a minimum donation of £5,000 and enter up to five teams of four people instead of paying the entry fee and fundraising.  To acknowledge your generosity, we will credit your company on our website.

Whichever option is selected, registration must be made by completing the booking form on this page, in order to take part in the challenge.

If you want to donate money to support the campaign but don't know any particular team, you can donate to the overall Steptober JustGiving page here. 

Our headline sponsor

We are delighted that the second Steptober challenge is being powered by M7 Real Estate. Richard Croft, Chief Executive, M7 Real Estate: “M7 are proud to be partnering with LandAid in this second industry-wide step challenge. With registration opening today, I encourage everyone to step up and take part in this worthy initiative, raising invaluable funds to help vulnerable young people.”

Event supporters

We would like to thank our event supporter IPSX.

What about LandAid Day?

LandAid is inviting companies to kick off their steps on LandAid Day, 1 October. This year’s theme is “Around the World” as LandAid starts the challenge to walk around the world four times during October, beating last year’s three and a half times. For more information on LandAid Day visit the LandAid Day event page or contact our Events team.

Steptober terms and conditions


Entry fee invoices are due on receipt and payment must be received to confirm your place in the challenge.  If your entry fee is not received before Friday 20 September 2019, your team will not be able to take part in the challenge and you will be denied access to the challenge platform

Minimum fundraising must be reached prior to Friday 3 January 2020, if this has not been achieved, LandAid will raise a request for payment for the outstanding amount

By registering for this challenge, you consent to the details submitted at registration being passed to Himotiv, our challenge facilitator, to enable your access to the challenge platform and leader board

LandAid accepts no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from the challenge.  We suggest you consult a doctor before participating in the challenge.

Event sponsors