About the Community Challenge

Why the Challenge?

The It's Time Texas Community Challenge is an eight-week health competition that kicks off every January. Free to participate, Texans across the state compete and earn points by eating healthy, being active, and staying hydrated. Using the Community Challenge mobile app, participants can track their progress while earning points for themselves, their organization, and their local community. Additional app features empower participants to celebrate each other’s successes, find local group health activities, and explore nearby destinations that promote healthy living. The Community Challenge provides a fun, safe space for Texans to start small and take first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.

Our organization partners with local governments, school districts, employers, and other community-focused organizations that are working to make health a priority. At the end of the Community Challenge, winning communities, school districts, and employers are celebrated for their leading participation and commitment to health. The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge gives local health champions a platform to bring people together under the common goal of building a healthier community, leading to a healthier Texas.

The 2024 Community Challenge kicks off January 8th and runs through March 3rd, 2024. Download the app to get started today!

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It's Time Texas Community Challenge App

Join with the App!

Register and compete in the Community Challenge by downloading the app. Log your daily healthy habits like drinking water, going for a walk and eating a healthy snack so you can earn points and prizes.

Plus, check out the free health resources like telehealth coaching, virtual fitness classes and healthy recipes on the app. Every Texan deserves access to healthy resources no matter where they live in our state!

Did you participate last year?
If so, you can reactivate your account by opening and logging into the Community Challenge app.

Prefer to register on your computer? Click here!

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Join with the App

Register and compete in the Community Challenge by downloading the app. Log your daily healthy habits like drinking water, going for a walk and eating a healthy snack so you can earn points and prizes.

Did you participate last year?
You do not need to re-register. Simply login to the Community Challenge app! If you want to change the Community, School District, School, and/or Organization you represent you can do so by editing the user tags on your profile.

Don’t remember your password? Select “Forgot Password” and follow the instructions to reset your password.

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Community Challenge App Store QR code

Register

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Champions Unite

Thank you to our more than 22,991 registered participants who joined us for this 8-week journey to healthier habits! A special thank you to our 5,649 Health Champions who took the pledge and encouraged others throughout all 422 participating communities! And finally, we are so grateful to our Community Partners and all they have done to help the Community Challenge be possible! Our partners are leaders, organizations, school districts, and health advocates who not only organized special events and cultivated community engagement but, most importantly, have set a tone for their community to prioritize the health of all Texans.

2023 Community Challenge Winners
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It's Time Texas Community Challenge App

Join with the App!

Register and compete in the Community Challenge by downloading the app. Log your daily healthy habits like drinking water, going for a walk and eating a healthy snack so you can earn points and prizes.

Plus, check out the free health resources like telehealth coaching, virtual fitness classes and healthy recipes on the app. Every Texan deserves access to healthy resources no matter where they live in our state!

Did you participate last year?
If so, you can reactivate your account by opening and logging into the Community Challenge app.

Prefer to register on your computer? Click here!

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Join with the App!

Register and compete in the Community Challenge by downloading the app. Log your daily healthy habits like drinking water, going for a walk and eating a healthy snack so you can earn points and prizes.

Plus, check out the free health resources like telehealth coaching, virtual fitness classes and healthy recipes on the app. Every Texan deserves access to healthy resources no matter where they live in our state!

Did you participate last year?
If so, you can reactivate your account by opening and logging into the Community Challenge app.

Prefer to register on your computer? Click here!

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Community Challenge Registration QR code

Register

Featured Tools & Resources

It's Time Texas has created a variety of tools, resources, initiatives, and events to help you and your friends, family, and community live healthier.
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    Free Telehealth Coaching

    Coaching available in English and Spanish, this free, confidential service via phone, text, and video provides support in setting health goals, establishing healthier habits, and preventing and managing chronic conditions. The Telehealth Coaching Services offered by It’s Time Texas in Fort Worth and the Rio Grande Valley are funded in part through the generous support of H-E-B.

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    Free Virtual Fitness Classes

    It’s Time Texas offers free, virtual exercise and nutrition classes to all Texans and all fitness levels! Formats include Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and more. Classes are available in English and Spanish

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    Healthier Texas Summit

    Registration for Healthier Texas Summit is now open. Join It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas System in Austin, October 5th and 6th as more than 700 Public Health professionals, leaders, and innovators unite to transform health in Texas by empowering action for systems change.

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    Toolkits

    It’s Time Texas provides a diverse set of toolkits to support organizations and communities with resources to build capacity while mobilizing efforts to implement healthy change.

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    Nutrition Education Videos

    It’s Time Texas works to build healthier lives and healthier communities across Texas through interactive programming and educational materials. We encourage you to utilize our nutrition education videos as a resource and as personal support throughout your health journey.

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    2023 Community Challenge Winners

    Great job, Texas! You showed up and made the 2023 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge the best one yet!

    Huge congratulations to the 2023 winners!

    Metro

    San Antonio

    2nd

    Austin

    3rd

    Houston

    Large

    McAllen

    2nd

    Edinburg

    3rd

    Pasadena

    Mid-Sized

    Pharr

    2nd

    Baytown

    3rd

    Harlingen

    Small

    Los Fresnos

    2nd

    San Juan

    3rd

    Hidalgo

    Extra Small

    Smithville

    2nd

    La Joya

    3rd

    Stockdale

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    Prizes

    Each week, participants have a chance to win prizes. Stay active on the app and follow It’s Time Texas social media pages to keep up with the latest prize opportunities.

    Health is more fun when we do it with others, so compete on behalf of your community, school district or organization. Your points can count towards your personal total AND towards your community, school district or organization’s total. At the end of the Community Challenge, the winning communities, school districts and organizations will be celebrated and recognized for building a healthier Texas.

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    Take the Pledge

    We rely on our local partners (communities, school districts and organizations) to spread the word about Community Challenge. Motivate and inspire others to build a healthier Texas by signing our partner pledge. Did we mention each signing earns 1,000 bonus points?
    Take the Pledge
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Still have questions?
    Challenge FAQs

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