Community Fitness Challenge

Community Fitness Challenge

 Posted on Oct 18, 2018

What is the Community Fitness Challenge?

The Community Fitness Challenge (CFC) is an event that encourages community members to be physically active over a period of 80 days.  The CFC consists of two challenges: Participation Challenge and Step Challenge.  For the Participation Challenge, registrants earn points towards prizes, as individuals and as a team, for taking part in Recreation events, activities and classes.  For the Step Challenge, the goal is 10,000 daily steps.  Prizes are awarded at the 100,000 steps milestone and to weekly leaders.   The event starts on January 11, 2019 and ends on March 31, 2019.

Who can participate?

All community members that are aged 16+ whose health would allow them to safely participate in a fitness program.  Community members are defined as: University staff, faculty, postdocs, students and their dependents (age 16+); KAUST service providers and research partners whom reside at KAUST.

Click here for Terms and Conditions. 


If you need to make alterations to your registered team please send an email to

Submit your registration in the form below for your team of 8 participants, during Nov. 18 - Dec. 6, 2018.  

Please note there is a maximum of 120 teams that may register for CFC.  Registration is on a First-Come, First-Serve basis.

Registered participants will be provided access to the exclusive CFC website and Facebook page.  The CFC activities schedule, weekly leader board winners, interesting facts and quotes, and more will be shared on these channels throughout the 80 day challenge.

Registration FAQs 

What activities are part of the Community Fitness Challenge (CFC) Participation Challenge?

  • Team Sport Leagues: Volleyball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Bowling and Table Tennis.
  • Fitness Activities: TKC Bootcamp, Capture the Flag competition, Night Run, 5K Run

The schedule for these CFC activities will be available to registrants on the CFC website and Facebook page. Individuals and teams can also earn points by attending Recreation's regular fitness classes and personal training sessions.   

Click here for more information on how to earn individual and team points and prizes.

For the Step Challenge, registrants are encouraged to use the pedometer/pedometer app of their choice to track their daily steps.  Should you need a pedometer please contact Recreation.  Note other activities, e.g. scuba diving, cannot be converted into steps.

Have a question?  Please contact

The Community Fitness Challenge is a joint collaboration between Community Life and Graduate Affairs. 

Community Fitness Challenge