Participants have the choice to take the journey on solo or in teams of up to three. The 620 miles equates to approximately 14,000 steps a day (or seven miles). Breaking this up into a team of two (equating to 7,000 steps a day each) or a team of three (equating to 4,700 steps a day each) means all levels of physical activity can participate. You will also be able to convert other physical activities into steps through the app, like a swim.
On your mobile phone, download the Walker Tracker app from your app store. The first time you use the app, you will need to create an account. You can do this through the app itself or online (choctawnation.walkertracker.com).
To connect to our program when registering via the app, use choctawnation.walkertracker.com as your program URL. Next, you will enter your name, email, a username, and a password. To create or join as a team, have your first teammate create a team so the other member(s) can choose it while creating their accounts. For this challenge, you can have up to three members on a team. If you choose to do a solo journey, create your team of one! When you get started, the Trail of Tears challenge will automatically show up on your dashboard.
You can take a look at the map of the route, but you will not be able to see the points of interest markers until you reach each point in the route. Once your account is created, you will be able to view instructional documents and videos to finish setting up your account and help tying it to your step tracker of choice.