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Walk from Florida to Maine this spring

HealthyUNGC has a new program starting in March: the Miles for Wellness Walking Challenge – Lighthouse Tour.

On this virtual walk, Spartan employees will be “stepping up the east coast, touring lighthouses as we go, and ending up in Maine on Mother’s Day,” says Michelle Cathorall, director of HeatlhyUNCG. “We hope walkers will make this walk a team competition as well as a family motivator.

“It’s fun because our teams (at UNCG) get to compete against each other but then they also get to see how they do against state employee teams across North Carolina,” she adds.

  • This is a pedometer-based “move more” event with teams of 10 members maximum.
  • Free pedometer for the first 100 participants.
  • Accommodations may be made for anyone with a physical challenge. “Please let me know of those needs and I will do my best to provide assistance,” she says.
  • There are three separate team divisions: Super Hare, Hare and Tortoise. Teams will only be competing among other teams within their own division.

More information and registration materials are available on their HealthyUNCG Miles for Wellness web page. There is contact information on that page as well.

“Hope to see you in Florida on March 14th,” she says.

Special dates for the Miles for Wellness Lighthouse Tour are:

  • Friday, March 1, 2013: Registration Begins.
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013: Registration ends at Close-of-Business.
  • Thursday, March 14, 2013: Start Date.
  • Sunday, May 12, 2013: End Date. The competition ends at midnight.
  • Friday, May 24, 2013: Spreadsheets are due.
  • Winners will be announced and the trophy handed out in June.