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Walk Across Campus Challenge

Healthy You Programs


 

WAC Kickoff
WAC Kickoff Walk | Source: Boston College Magazine | Photograph: Lee Pellegrini

Overview

Boston College’s Walk Across Campus (WAC) is among the most popular of many HEALTHY YOU sponsored activities. Over the last several years, the Walk Across Campus challenge has successfully promoted friendly competition while building solid camaraderie amongst peers throughout BC. The WAC has fostered a “community of walkers” year round, and once the challenge begins the campus fills with scores of walkers getting their steps in whenever they can. Our campus offers many areas to enjoy taking steps. For instance, when leaving from the 129 Lake building, two loops around Chandler Pond equals two miles, as does completing one loop around the reservoir when you leave from the front of the Rec Plex.

Read about Walk Across Campus in Boston College Magazine


 

Spring 2018 Walk Across Campus: April 2 - June 4, 2017

Registration for the Spring 2018 WAC begins online in March 2018 through BC’s HEALTHY YOU wellness platform. Check back for exact dates and be on the lookout for an email from HEALTHY YOU.

Boston College will supply a new Flex 2 Fitbit pedometer to new, benefits-eligible employees who sign up AND participate on a spring team.

To Join:
1.  Join a spring WAC team on the Harvard Pilgrim BC Wellness portal, which is open now. If you did not set up a Wellness account on the portal last semester, you will need to do so. If you already have a Harvard Pilgrim Wellness account from last semester, you still need to log in to your account and select your team for this year's Walk.

You can access instructions by clicking on How to Create a Wellness Account

You do NOT need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to set up an account and join a team. If you need assistance, contact Harvard Pilgrim's Wellness Services Monday - Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 1-877-594-7183 or email HPWellness@harvardpilgrim.org

2.  Once you register for a team, you can obtain a Fitbit from Healthy You.  Fitbit distribution dates will be advertised via email beginning in March.

3.  Upon receipt of your Fitbit, follow the set-up directions that come with the unit.
You will go to www.Fitbit.com/setup and click on the Download for Windows App.

4.  Link your new Fitbit to your WAC team by following directions here: 

How to Connect a Wearable Device focusing on Fitbit.

If you need assistance please contact Harvard Pilgrim’s Wellness Services, if you need assistance, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at 1-877-594-7183 or via email at hpwellness@harvardpilgrim.org.

Challenge Duration

Spring 2018: April 2 - June 4, 2018

Our two-month team walking competition returns for the Spring 2018 semester from April 2, 2017 through June 4, 2017.

Once you’ve created your Wellness Account and signed up for the team challenge, lace up and get moving!

Registration and Fitbit orders will begin online on August 15 through September 15 through BC’s Healthy You wellness platform. Access the Boston College Fitbit instructions page to enter Your Promo Code. You will also be able to connect your Fitbit to your Wellness Account.

Kickoff Walk

Monday, April 2, 2018, 12:05 p.m. | In Front of Cadigan Alumni Center, Brighton Campus

Join your teammates and other fellow BC employees for a walk to kick off the beginning of this semester's competition! Meet in front of the Cadigan Alumni Center at 12:05 pm.  We will walk down Lake Street and cross over to loop twice around Chandler Pond, approximately a 2 mile walk.  The kickoff walk is optional, but a great way to get into the spirit of the WAC.  We hope to see many of you there.

Team Leader Lunch

March 22, 2018, 12 - 1:30 pm | Murray Room, Yawkey

Closing Celebration

June 8, 2018, 1 - 3 pm | Location TBD

Refreshments will be provided for all Fall 2017 WAC team members and prizes will be awarded.  Join in the fun with co-workers and enjoy the food, games, music, prizes, and camaraderie.  ALL can celebrate the accomplishments of becoming a HEALTHY YOU!