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Team up and walk

UNCG employees, ready to do some walking?

It’s time for the Miles for Wellness Challenge 11 “Walking on the Wild Side: A Zoo Trail.” Challenge 11 is a virtual team-based walking initiative by and for state employees of North Carolina. The virtual trail provided encompasses approximately 6,500 miles and starts in Asheboro, NC, takes teams all the way to the west coast, and back to Colorado Springs, Colorado. That does seem scenic – but it’s just an illustration of how many steps your team will actually be accumulating.

With a start date of Monday, April 6, virtual walkers will conclude their 8-week trek on Sunday, May 31. Winners of this competition will be announced on June 10, 2015. For more information about the program or to register a team, visit MilesforWellness.nc.gov  Registration ends March 31.

UNCG has been well-represented in this offering. The top three teams at UNCG in the most recent Miles for Wellness Challenge were:

  • Bryan Cruisers- 2,486 miles – Team Captain: Terri Sparks, Bryan School of Business & Economics
  • Walking with the STARS- 2,414 miles – Team Captain: Emilie Peterson, HDFS STAR Project
  • Minerva Movers- 2,266 miles – Team Captain: Stefanie Milroy, HealthyUNCG