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Step out with Staggies campaign invites fans to put best foot forward towards better health – and a boost for Ross County FC's community programme


By Hector MacKenzie

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Ross County are getting involved in a step count challenge that will encourage fans to keep healthy and support its youth and community work. Picture: Callum Mackay
Ross County are getting involved in a step count challenge that will encourage fans to keep healthy and support its youth and community work. Picture: Callum Mackay

ROSS County fans are being invited to step out for the Staggies – and boost their wellbeing into the bargain.

The Step Out Wi' Staggies campaign challenges participants to clock up 15,000 steps a day in May, registering as an individual or a team of four or 10, getting involved on social media and boosting the youth and community development departments with a participation fee of £25 for an individual, £50 for a four-strong team or £100 for 10.

As well as supporting the Dingwall-based club's community work, participants will be in line for a special medal.

And there will be a special prize for best image submitted on the Step out wi Staggies Facebook page.

Step Out Wi Staggies is the club's step count challenge for the month of May where it encourages individuals, friends, families and teams to get into the great outdoors walking and counting up 15,000 steps a day.

The club explained: "Walking has proven key links to bettering mental and physical health and we believe, given the easing of lockdown restrictions, it can be a good time to follow the guidelines and meet with friends and families outdoors to re-connect after what has been an extremely tough 13 months."

How does it work?

Register as an individual, a team of four or a team of up to 10 people at the online shop. Follow the “Step out wi Staggies” group page on Facebook and use the hashtag #StepOutWiStaggies on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram when posting screenshots of step counters, images of where you are walking or photos with your groups during your walk.

The club also asks those who are taking part to try and raise vital sponsorship for its youth and community departments. There will also be a participation fee on application – £25 per individual, £50 for a team of four and £100 for a team of up to 10 people. These funds will go straight into supporting the RCFC Youth & Community departments. Each registered participant will receive a unique StepOutWiStaggies medal at the end of May.

The club said: "We will continue to support participants throughout the month by posting tips, ideas and walking routes to help you reach those targets."

There will also be a prize for the Best Image supplied by steppers across May "so make sure to get lots of snaps when you are out and always post them using #StepOutWiStaggies".


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