What determines who wins the challenge?

The team with the most total points accumulated throughout the entire challenge wins when the challenge concludes.

See below for a detailed explanation on how teams earn points.

How teams earn points

Scoring in A Step Ahead: Holiday Hustle is team-based, so while individual contributions are important, points are awarded at the team level, meaning that having a coordinated effort will result in the best scoring. Teams score points in three ways:

Just like team movement is calculated based upon the average of the team’s steps, so too are points. Teams receive 1 point for each team-average step they get.

Fame Bonus
Players fill up their 5 Fame stars each week through a mixture of healthy activities that includes steps, diet, lifestyle, and exercise/UtiliFIT. The stars fill up individually, with one star, each, for Steps, Diet, and Lifestyle, and two stars for Exercise/UtiliFIT. Players can fill up their stars by logging activities in the matching categories in their Activity Journal, with UtiliFIT deskercise mini-games also helping to fill up the Exercise/UtiliFIT stars.

The Fame Bonus is awarded weekly at the team level, using the average of the entire team’s Fame for the current region, which ranges from 0-5. The bonus points available are:

5 Stars = 10,000 points
4 Stars = 8,000 points
3 Stars = 6,000 points
2 Stars = 4,000 points
1 Star = 2,000 points
Less than 1 Star = No Bonus Points :(

End of Stage Bonus
Teams can earn big point bonuses for reaching the end of any stage ahead of Santa.

1st Place = 5,000 points*
2nd Place = 3,500 points*
3rd Place = 2,000 points*
4th+ Place = 1,000 points*

*You must reach the finish line ahead of Santa in order to earn the End of Stage Bonus.