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WAC Kickoff

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


 

Fall Semester 2019 - Closing Celebration

When: Tuesday, December 10th from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Where: Murray Room, 4th floor of the Yawkey

What: Multiple door prize raffles for participants in attendance, drawings for prizes, and distribution of especially festive participation gifts!  

Holiday themed refreshments will be provided!  Trust us, it will be worth stopping by as fun will be had by all!

Congratulations on all team and individual accomplishments!


 

Challenge Duration

FALL 2019: October 1 - November 30, 2019

Our two-month HEALTHY YOU team walking competition returns!

Boston College  is subsidizing new Inspire HR Fitbit pedometers for all benefits-eligible employees who sign up AND participate on a fall team. Also, those who wish to upgrade to a Fitbit unit other than an Inspire HR can do so online, by paying only the difference in cost while the store front is open in mid-September.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE TAB ABOVE "GETTING STARTED".

We invite all prior Team Leaders to return.  New participants who are interested in being a Team Leader should contact anne.goroshko@bc.edu in September, to learn about what is required.

Team Leader Lunch
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12 - 1:30 pm | Walsh Hall

Join us for lunch to learn any new details on how to help your team members sign-up, how to get their Fitbit, learn new tips to motivate and inspire so that everyone gets walking on October 1st!

Fitbit Distribution Times

  • Thursday 9/26 from 9:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday 9/30 from 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Distribution will be held in room 135 at 129 Lake St. on the Brighton Campus, and participants need to bring their Eagle ID.

If you wish to designate someone else to pick up your Fitbit either the physical Eagle ID or a picture of the ID must be presented by the designee (not just the number.)

Kickoff Walk
Tuesday, October 1 at 12:05 p.m. | Lawn 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 129 Lake Street 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!

 

The fall edition of HEALTHY YOU's Walk Across Campus (WAC) will run from Tuesday, October 1 through Saturday, November 30.

For this WAC Boston College is subsidizing a new Inspire HR Fitbit pedometer for all benefits-eligible employees who sign up AND participate on a fall team.

1. Join a fall WAC team on the Harvard Pilgrim BC Wellness portal, which will be open for team creation and sign-up beginning 9/11/19. If you do not already have a Wellness Account on the Harvard Pilgrim site, please click on: How to Create a Wellness Account

  • 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. You do NOT need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to set up an account and join a team.  See How to Join a Team.
  • 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 the fall Walk.

2. Once you register for a team, you can pick up your Fitbit from HR.

Fitbit Distribution Times

  • Thursday 9/26 from 9:30 - 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday 9/30 from 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Distribution will be held in room 135 at 129 Lake St. on the Brighton Campus, and participants need to bring their Eagle ID.

If you wish to designate someone else to pick up your Fitbit either the physical Eagle ID or a picture of the ID must be presented by the designee (not just the number.)

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:

5. Finally, we encourage to take advantage of the mobile app if you haven't done so. See How to Download the Limeade App.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are seeking volunteers to be Team Leaders of new and existing teams.  The Leaders will assemble a team or lead an existing team; motivate activities during the WAC; and regularly communicate with team members.  *Teams MUST have at least 10 participants signed up by 10/1/19 *
Contact Annie directly at Anne_Goroshko@harvardpilgrim.org.

Thanks once again to the sponsors of the Walk Across Campus:  Human Resources in partnership with BC Athletics, Campus Recreation, Harvard Pilgrim, and the University Bookstore.