Trotting Toward 10K-a-Day Challenge | Kent State University

Trotting Toward 10K-a-Day Challenge

I know. I know. It's getting chilly outside, and it’s so tempting to stay cozy and warm! However, we’re here to help you warm up and stay active with the Flashfit Trotting Toward 10K-a-Day Challenge.  So, toss those blankets aside, lace up those sneakers and start thinking how you can fit your 10K a day in!  

What’s in it for you?

  • Combat seasonal sadness;
  • Burn some calories;
  • Reduce your stress levels with consistent daily exercise;
  • Grab a friend or co-worker and enjoy their company;
  • Obtain a clearer mind; and
  • Win prizes!

This challenge is open to all full- and part-time employees on all campuses. You will need a compatible tracking device (Movband, Garmin, Fitbit, etc.) to be part of this challenge, and the list can be found on the DHS (formerly Movable) website or click here.

Here’s how you’ll trot your way toward 10K per day. We have broken this down into four achievable weekly goals to slowly ramp up your movement:

Week 1 
Nov. 8-14

   Move 50,000 steps per week (average daily steps = 7,145)

Week 2
Nov. 15-21

   Move 55,000 steps per week (average daily steps = 7,860)

Week 3
Nov. 22-28

   Move 62,500 steps per week (average daily steps = 8,930)

Week 4
Nov. 29-Dec. 5

   Move 70,000 steps per week (average daily steps = 10,000)

How to Sign Up

Go to www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/challenges and follow the quick steps to join the Trotting Toward 10K-a-Day Challenge by Nov. 8. This 28-day challenge is set to run Nov. 8 through Dec. 5. We will have a variety of weekly prize drawings that will include gift cards, dinner and movie gift packages and more. 

If you have questions, you may contact Kim Hauge at 330-672-7505 or Sandra Cole at 330-672-7501, or email Employee Wellness at wellness@kent.edu.