Walk your A.S. Off this May

Here’s how it works!

Walk Your A.S. Off is an annual, global community event. Join a team or create your own.

All steps count. You can choose to walk, cycle, swim or participate in a yoga or fitness class. Log your activity, rally your friends and family to support you online.

How can I participate?

It’s simple. Join a team or start your own. Teams create a support system and team members can  motivate each other, while team captains help answer questions and encourage their team to log steps.  Think of your team as a virtual community.  Some teams may be local and able to meet up in person. If you have team members that live close to each other, you could consider organizing group walks . 

Step 1:
Join or Start a Team.

Visit our registration page, or click the button below.

Participants are also able to join the private Facebook group named Walk your A.S. Off Canada. This is a great group to connect with other participants, gather a new or fun ideas. Check it out.

How do I create a team? You will have the ability to form your own team when you have registered. There are no limits on team size. You can start moving right away or for the month of May, Global A.S Awareness month. 

    Step 2:
    Create your Fundraising Page.

    Visit our Walk Your AS Donation page located here

    You can setup a fundraising team for your Walk Your AS Off team, or you can fundraise on your own!

    Need help with setup?  Contact us here.

      Step 3:
      Record and Log
      Your Steps.

      There are many ways you can record your steps.

      • Apps – there are several different apps you can download to your phone or smart device that will count and track your steps. Choose the one that meets your personal needs best
      • Personal devices – use your FitBit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Strava or other personal devices.

      Visit our Step-Logger and log your steps between  May 1 and May 31.

      All exercises can be converted to steps. Whether that is at the gym, doing yoga, participating in group class or gardening and housework. It can be all converted with our step conversion chart.

      Interested in training? Use April as your training month. You can log your steps for fun to watch your progress. The month of May is the official challenge month and you should log your steps weekly.

      Help reach the goal of walking to Mars!

      WYAO - Step Count total 2023

      What else can we do to raise awareness?

      Social Media Ideas to Get Started

      Get your friends, family and social networks involved in supporting you and donating to your team.

      I’m #WalkingmyASOff2024 for NAME. Spondyloarthritis affects more Canadians than ALS and M.S and on average takes 7-10 years for a diagnosis. There is hope for this painful disease thanks to @sparthritis <<LINK TO DONATE>>

      “The pain felt by people with Spondyloarthritis feels better with activity. This May I am  #WalkingmyASOff2024 to raise donations for @sparthritis and awareness for those suffering each day. <<LINK TO DONATE>>”

      “Did you know May is Global Spondyloarthritis Awareness month?  I’m #WalkingmyASOff2024 to raise donations for @sparthritis and awareness for those suffering each day. <<LINK TO DONATE>>”

      Other Ideas:

      • POST Selfies on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and tag @sparthritis and @walkasoneworldwide #walkasoneworldwide #ASwalkSelfie #WalkYourASoff2024
      • We love our 4-legged friends; if that is your walking buddy, please include them in photo’s
      • BRAG about your steps and post them with the hashtag to challenge others. Be sure to share why you are walking and use the hashtags #WalkYourASoff2024, and tagging @sparthritis
      • RECORD a short video talking about the challenge, your walk, and what it means to you
      • SHARE with others why you are participating in the challenge
      • POST pictures of areas you have walked or hiked and the where and why you walked there. Be sure to include the hashtag #WalkYourASoff2024
      • Share YOUR story, this is so impactful to supporters

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      Questions or Concerns?

      Reach out to our team here, and we would be happy to help answer your questions.