Walk Across Campus Fall 2013
october 1–november 30, 2013
Because of the enthusiastic response to both Walks last year, we have decided to reprise the “Walk Across Campus” event for this fall. The Walk will begin October 1 and continue through November 30. Teams will again be comprised of up to 20 employees, including a Team Leader.
All new and returning participants will be issued a free Fitbit model called the “Flex,” which is a bracelet version of the popular pedometer. (A limited number of new “One” models, the style that we used last year, will also be available.) The Fitbit devices track steps taken, calories burned, and distance traveled. To learn more go to www.fitbit.com. The Fitbit site will keep track of each team’s activity for the competition, and Fitbit results will be used to determine winning teams/individuals at the close of the two-month program.
The Team Leaders from last spring’s Walk have already been contacted, and a number of team names will be pre-loaded to the online signup site. But we are seeking volunteers who are willing to be Team Leaders of new teams, as well.
Team Leader roles are to:
- Recruit and assemble a team of up to 20 employees (departmental or otherwise)
- Ensure that each team member signs up online and accepts their subsequent Fitbit e-mail invitation
- Lead a walk or other activity each week during October and November
- E-mail team members on an ongoing basis reminding them to be active, both with the team and independently
- Attend a kick-off luncheon on September 17 in the Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
To join a team or become a Team Leader please follow the directions. Enrollments are being processed online this year. If you have problems accessing the site or if you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will respond as soon as possible. Signups begin August 19 and the DEADLINE is Wednesday, September 11. To allow time for Fitbit ordering and distribution, and for participants to respond to their email invitations to the teams, signups cannot be accepted after 9/11.
Note: You do not need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to participate in the “Walk Across Campus,” but you do need to be a benefits-eligible employee to receive a free Fitbit.