In the midst of a difficult time, edHEALTH’s “Walk this Way” Walking Challenge brought some healthy competition for our college and university staff. Fourteen higher education institutions participated in the four-week challenge, and edHEALTH staff joined the competition. Over 450 employees walked almost 108 million steps over the four-week period. Boston College was this year’s winner and earns the edHEALTH Walking Challenge Trophy and a future in-person celebration for their winning scores:
- 49 participants
- Over 15.7 million steps walked
- Average of 321,254 steps per walker
“This year's edHEALTH Walking Challenge was especially welcome, considering everything we've all been going through,” said Boston College Director of Benefits, Jack Burke. “It gave participants a fun way to keep healthy and compete against other colleges and universities. We look forward to defending our champion title in next year's Challenge.”
Each week during the challenge, the employees who walked at least 35,000 or 70,000 steps per week were eligible for a $50 or $100 gift card, depending on steps walked. Many winners opted for a gift card from a local restaurant, clothing store, coffee shop, or other nearby merchant. The overall winning steppers from each school received their choice of a $200 local merchant gift card.