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April 1st - April 30th

Earn digital badges and get in as many steps as you can during the month of April. Each day there's a new badge to earn and a new step goal. The more badges you get and the more steps you accumulate, the higher you'll climb the leaderboard. 


All of your daily steps count! Get credit for every step you take, including walking, jogging, running, hiking, dancing, walking around the office, etc.  You can automatically sync your daily steps to the leaderboard when you use a GPS device like Garmin, Fitbit and Apple Watch. You can also manually upload your steps using data from your smartphone or a wearable device such as a pedometer. 


Plus, earn weekly bonus Milestone Badges by getting in consecutive days of 5,000 steps or more. Get in 5,000 steps or more for ALL 30 days and earn the Champions Badge!

The FREE event is a great way to kick off spring with a fun and friendly challenge for the Mermaid Community! 


NOTE: The challenge is free and limited to the first 300 participants. As a free event we won't be offering any swag.

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Daily Step Goal

All tracking of your steps and the LIVE Leaderboard will be on the virtual platform, After you register for the event on Race Roster you'll receive an invite to the free event on Sodisp. Keep an eye out for the email as we get closer to April 1st.

Live Leaderboard and Step Challenge Badges:


1) Tracking and live leaderboard will be hosted on Sodisp. The leaderboard will be based on earning the Daily Step Goal Badges. The more Daily Step Goal Badges you earn the higher your ranking. If two participants have both earned the same number of Daily Step Goal Badges, then the participant with the higher number of overall steps will be ranked higher.


2) How to earn the Milestone and Champion Badges: Milestone Badges are awarded for streaking together consecutive days of 5,000 steps or more. Milestone Badges will be awarded on days 7, 14, 21 and 28. Streak together ALL 30 days with 5,000 or more steps and you'll earn the Champions Badge!!

  • Register online for the Mermaid April Stepzilla Challenge. You can opt to be affiliated with a group or club during registration.

  • Create a Sodisp account. Before the challenge you will be emailed instructions for how to create a free Sodisp account. All logging and tracking will be done on Sodisp.

  • Track your progress on the Live Leaderboard.

  • For additional fun check in on the Mermaid Athlete Facebook Group as we keep you motivated and inspired.


I already signed up, but I didn’t affiliate my entry to a group or club. Can I create or join a group, club or team?

Yes! To create a group, club or team, go to the Race Roster registration page and click on the “Create a Team” link on the side menu. It will open up the create a team webpage. From the Team Type dropdown, select the “Individual - Group, club or Team.” Enter in a team name. Once you’ve created a group, club or team, go to your "Athlete Dashboard" on Race Roster (sign in) and look for the "Join A Team” button.


I want to register and associate my entry to the group that my friend created. How do I do that?

During the registration process it will ask if you want to affiliate your entry to a group, club or team. Click on the “Join a group, club or team" and from the dropdown menu find the name of the team you want to join.


How do we log our steps?

You can log your steps by either manually entering in your daily number of steps or by syncing a GPS enabled watch or app on your phone. Sodisp currently supports Garmin, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Polar, Coros and Suunto. To manually enter in a result or sync your GPS device you'll first need to verify your registration to the Sodisp Virtual event page. Detailed instructions for joining the event will be emailed to all participants. As the workouts get logged, the Sodisp Leaderboard will be updated and you’ll be able to see your accumulated progress.


Will we be able to sync our Garmin, Apple Watch, Fitbit or other GPS device?

Yes! you can easily sync your GPS devices to your profile on Sodisp. Your device must be able to track your steps. If your device only tracks miles you will need to use an online calculator to convert Miles to Steps. We recommend using this online calculator. In the Athlete Update, we will email out detailed instructions for how to connect your device to Sodisp. Check out the Sodisp list of GPS devices that will sync to Sodisp.


Can we start logging steps before April 1st?

No, the virtual challenge will start on April 1st. You can log steps anytime between April 1st at 12:00am to April 30th at 11:59 pm.


What type of workouts count towards my step totals?

Workouts such as walking, jogging, running, hiking, dancing, etc. count towards your step totals. Even mowing the lawn, raking leaves, grocery shopping, vacuuming, cooking dinner, taking the trash out, etc. count towards your step totals.​

I wear a Fitbit all day long and it records my steps when I’m walking around the office and at home. Can I count this time towards my goal?



Is there a minimum number of steps per day?

No, but if you want to earn the Daily Step Goal Badge you will need to get in at least the number of daily steps for that day.

I just signed up, will we be getting an update with additional details?

Yes, we will be emailing out an Athlete Update with the details for how to create and verify your Sodisp account.

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