The Marlowes are challenging shoppers to get active this August, with their Active August walking challenge.

Focussing on health and well-being throughout the month, the Marlowes are encouraging shoppers to increase their step count whilst having fun with a motivational and interactive adventure for the entire family. To take part, customers need to pick up a pedometer and a map from Guest Services to count their steps and help them find all the checkpoints around the centre.

Running until 25th August, this challenge is aimed at everyone and is inclusive of all fitness abilities. To encourage people along the way, there will be weekly top steppers and a variety of prizes to be won, including cricket sets, racquet games and a grand prize of a £500 gift card.

How to get involved in the Active August challenge:

  1. Visit Guest Services, located in Centre Court, where our staff can answer any questions and sign customers up. Here, participants will be given a pen, pedometer and fun map of the centre
  2. Using the map, participants need to look for 9 checkpoints around the Marlowes. At each checkpoint, there are facts about health, games and exercises, all designed to increase the step count on pedometers. Each checkpoint will reveal a letter that you fill in on your map to spell out the magic word
  3. Once participants have visited all 9 checkpoints, they will have spelt the magic word. Our staff will now take your step-count and log it on our leader board, which we will share every week on our Facebook page
  4. Every participant will receive a reward for taking part in the Active August Challenge!

Active August is part of a wider scheme by the Marlowes, to create a community feel throughout the mall and improve guest facilities.

Throughout the summer, the Marlowes are also hosting a range of other activities for shoppers, including a fantastic Summer Safari, which allows children to experience all the world’s most exciting wild animals in the centre of Hemel Hempstead.

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