Walk Across Campus - Spring 2014
April 1– May 31, 2014
Kickoff walks: April 1 at 7:00 a.m. outside Flynn Recreation Complex and 12:00 p.m. outside 129 Lake St.
Last semester we had our most successful Walk Across Campus to date, with nearly 1400 participants. As our “HEALTHY YOU – Year 4” wellness initiative continues this semester, we will be hosting a spring “Walk” again, and we look forward to returning members as well as new participants. These events have been very successful, with 85 competing teams in the fall, and they have generated much camaraderie throughout the campus.
The spring “Walk” will be held from April 1 through May 31. It will be modeled after the fall event: teams will be comprised of up to 20 employees and each team will have a Team Leader. New participants will be given a “Fitbit,” a cutting-edge pedometer, at no cost to them. Returning participants will use the free Fitbit they received in the fall. We will have some One units as well as Flex units, but numbers are limited. The Fitbit device tracks steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled, and the "One" model also tracks flights of stairs. [To learn more visit http://www.fitbit.com .] “Fitbit” will electronically keep track of each team’s activity for the friendly competition, and the Fitbit results will be used to determine winning teams/individuals.
We welcome back all fall teams and their Team Leaders, who did a commendable job motivating their teams. We are also seeking volunteers who are willing to be Team Leaders of new teams. The Team Leader roles will be to:
· Recruit and assemble a team (departmental or otherwise)
· Lead a walk or other activity each week in April and May
· Communicate with team members,reminding and motivating them to be active, both with the team and independently
· Attend a kick-off luncheon to be held in March
If you participated in the fall Walk and will be returning, you should hear from your Team Leader in the next few weeks, as they will be asked to finalize the rosters for existing teams.
If you are a new participant interested injoining a team, or if you would like to be a Team Leader, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. This email inbox will be used to capture new participants and form teams during the next few weeks. Final team rosters will be communicated to Team Leaders in March.
If you have questions about the program, please ask your Team Leader (if you participated in the fall), or contact email@example.com and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.
[Note: You do not have to be a participant in our Harvard Pilgrim Health Care plans to be eligible for the “Walk Across Campus.”]