The Civic Hacker Network
The Million Steps Challenge

About Us

The Civic Hacker Network exists to create and empower a globally connected community of people who are using data and technology to create positive social change.

We amplify the work our membership is doing by providing a platform through which “civic hackers” can publicize their projects, collaborate, and get the support they need.

Find us on:

Why we are taking part

The purpose of the Civic Hacker Network is to connect people working to use data and technology to make a positive impact in their communities.

We aim to amplify the work our membership is doing by providing a platform through which “civic hackers” can publicize their projects, collaborate, and get the resources and support they need

We want to fill the gaps in support and resources that are available to help early stage social impact initiatives and businesses work sustainably toward their goals. Funds raised will be used to support our operations and keep resources, workshops, and virtual events free or low cost for changemakers.

If we meet our $10,000 goal, we will also be able to launch a mini-grants program this year and start financially supporting "civic-hackers" all over the world!

The Million Steps Challenge:

Your Life, Your Challenge, Your Way™

Walking is great for our physical and mental health. But we tell ourselves we can’t find the time, we’re tired, we’ll start tomorrow.

But, big things can happen from very small beginnings. Walk, jog, run, hop or even dance your way to a million steps. It all adds up to an awesome 500 miles!

Challenge yourself, connect with friends, and raise money for a good cause. No more travelling to events, overnight stays, worries about training, expensive entry costs or high fundraising targets

It’s a 100-day celebration of MOVEment and Wellbeing!

And every participant receives an introduction to leading a mindful life with audio tracks and and strength and conditioning videos too!

See below for details.

It’s Super Easy To Take Part

The Million Steps app gives you multiple ways to track your steps

Add Steps Manually
Use your favourite app or sports tracker and add steps with a daily reminder to keep you up to date.

Track steps with your Phone Motion Sensors
Use Google Fit or Apple Health, connect to the Million Steps App and use your phone’s motion sensors to get your steps.

Connect Third Party Sport Trackers
Sync popular trackers like Fitbit, Garmin Connect and Apple Watch with Google Fit or Apple Health. (Please view compatibility instructions here)*

One Universal System To Connect With Friends!
Connect with, support and cheer your friends EVEN if they use different trackers or devices!

Just $20
Includes all the content below
PLUS invite friends and get your place FREE when six of them join!

But that's not all!

It’s a journey and we care about health and well-being.
From habit loops, meditation, and strength exercises.
We want to keep you learning and moving – because every step counts!