I'm on the Wellness Committee for the County and to do something to promote wellness we had a walking contest for employees.
It was decided by the group to have the contest for six weeks, winner would be determined by random draw instead of most steps. There was a comment made that if it was determined by the most steps, then I would win all the time.
My suggestion was to come up with two winners, one for the most and one for average( my idea was nixed). Grand prize was a Fitbit Zip ($60 value) and if you were already a Fitbit user, you would get a $60 gift card.
We had them do a $5 pay in, figured people would be more apt to turn in their log sheets. Contest ran for 6 weeks, started on April 16 and ended May 30.
During the six weeks, I logged in 534452 steps. That's about equal to 267 miles. 2000 steps equals 1 mile.
We had 19 people in the contest and in the end I won. I was gone for my dental appointment when the drawing occurred.
It worked out because I was given $60 cash, (They had to wait to see who the winner was first). I'm saving my hard won cash for our vacation to Milwaukee.