Schuyler Steps Out

Schuyler Hospital’s Free Community Step-Tracking Program Kicks Off for 17th Year

Team Registration Deadline is April 19

Schuyler Steps Out, a free community step-tracking program presented by Schuyler Hospital, a member of Cayuga Health, is back for its 17th year.  Kicking off later this month, the healthy-living-focused competition is open to anyone who works or lives in Schuyler County, and to employees of Cayuga Health.  Teams must register with the hospital by Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

The program will kick off on Friday, April 21, 2023, at Noon with a 1-hour virtual information session.

While many teams are workplace-based, service clubs, churches, and even scouts are invited to form teams.  All that’s required is for team members to track their steps for 6 weeks on any fitness device and for one team member to report their team’s steps to the Hospital weekly.  At the end of the 6-week program, awards are given for the most team steps, most valuable “players,” and most improved over the course of the program.

The program was designed to help get people moving in early spring by incorporating healthy habits into their routines.  It is a way for the hospital to promote the fight against obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other associated healthcare issues in the community. By encouraging regular activity, the hospital hopes to foster healthy changes that last beyond the 6-week program.

In 2022, participating teams tallied nearly 76 thousand miles or three times around the Earth. An average of 373 people from 12 teams participated. This year’s program will run from April 24 through June 4, 2023.

Schuyler Steps Out is sponsored by Schuyler Hospital and Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.

For more information, or to sign your team up, contact Tina Rappleye at (607) 210-1950, fax (607) 210-1951, register online at or email

Schuyler Steps Out

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