No Elevators Day

No Elevators Day is a free global initiative highlighting a simple way for busy people to add physical activity to their day: #UseTheStairs instead of the elevator or escalator.

No Elevators Day

No Elevators Day started in 2015 as a European event. It quickly became one of the most popular NowWeMOVE events and in 2018 it went global.

Today No Elevators Day is celebrated in communities in over 40 countries across 5 continents.

No Elevators Day is a free event, and citizens, organisations, institutions and companies are all invited to seal off some of their elevators and escalators and encourage people to take the stairs. All activities under No Elevators Day title are voluntary and should take into consideration the accessibility requirements for disabled people or those not willing to participate.

No Elevators Day

The main objective of No Elevators Day is to focus the public's attention on the importance of physical activity and demonstrate how easy it is for them to be active despite their busy everyday lives.


  • You will be part of a global event – movement – where we keep moving through tough times together for our physical and mental health.
  • You will help create healthier habits among members of your community.
  • You will share inspiration with people around the world.
  • We will have fun while staying at home.

No Elevators Day & NowWeMOVE

No Elevators Day quickly became one of the most popular NowWeMOVE events.

NowWeMOVE's overall objectives are to raise awareness of the benefits of sport and physical activity among European citizens; promote opportunities to be active in sport and physical activity; and enable sustainable and innovative capacity building for providers of physical activity initiatives through open-source solutions and advocacy.

No Elevators Day & ISCA

No Elevators Day is an initiative of the International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) as part of the NowWeMOVE campaign. ISCA launched the NowWeMOVE campaign in 2012, with the aim of bringing the sport for all sector and a variety of other sectors together to tackle the physical inactivity epidemic across Europe. ISCA is a global platform open to organisations working within the field of sport for all, recreational sports and physical activity.

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