Shoreline’s Million Step challenge starts in September

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Shoreline’s annual Million Step Challenge begins in September. The Million Step Challenge is a free month-long event that invites people of all ages and abilities to walk as much as they can during the month of September in the name of health, fitness, and friendly competition. 

Participants compete against each other for prizes, as well as, competing for their Shoreline neighborhood. At the end of the challenge, awards will be given to top steppers and a trophy will be presented to the neighborhood that walked the most.

The event started in 2014 in the Ridgecrest neighborhood. It has now expanded to include the entire city. 

New for 2019, the Million Step Challenge has added a series of group walks on Monday evenings at Paramount School Park to allow participants a chance to get to know one other while logging their steps for the challenge.

Continuing for 2019, the City will track how many total steps each of Shoreline’s 14 neighborhoods have walked and award a trophy to the winning neighborhood. The Ridgecrest neighborhood will be defending their title for 2019.

There is no need to sign up or register for the Million Step Challenge. Participants can simply log their totals in the online “Step Tracker”. Participants without internet access can log their totals on a paper step tracker located at Paramount School Park 155th St and 8th Ave NE). Totals will be updated regularly at revealing who the current top steppers are.

The Million Step Challenge is produced in partnership between the City and the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. Many thanks to North City Water District for sponsoring prizes for the event. More information here or contact Recreation Specialist Marianne Johnson at or 206-801-2600.


Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm, free
Million Step Challenge Opening Event / Walk
Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Ave NE

Let’s officially kick off the 2019 Million Step Challenge with an Opening Event and Walk around Paramount School Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Meet fellow walkers and learn how the event works. No need to register, just show up! We’ll meet at the Picnic Shelter. Kids, baby strollers, and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.


Join walk leaders Theresa and Melissa for a fun 2 to 3 mile group walk around Paramount School Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Get to know fellow walkers and neighbors on this fun social walk. At the end, be sure to log your steps in for the Million Step Challenge. In partnership with the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.
  • Walks are 2 to 3 miles and are accessible for strollers, with some smaller hills.
  • Kids and well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.
  • Walkers wanting a shorter/easier walk can do laps around the 1/3-mile flat paved walking trail at Paramount School Park.

Walk Dates
Meet at Paramount School Park parking lot, 15300 8th Ave NE.
  • Walk / Chat – Tuesday, September 3, 6:00pm (opening event, meets at picnic shelter)
  • Walk / Chat - Monday, September 9, 6:00pm
  • Walk / Chat - Monday, September 16, 6:00pm
  • Walk / Chat - Monday, September 23, 6:00pm
  • Walk / Chat - Monday, September 30, 6:00pm


Tuesday, October 1, 6:30pm, free
Million Step Challenge Closing Celebration and Awards
Location TBD

Celebrate your success and claim your prize at our closing celebration.


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