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OTM Challenge Kickoff

Come to our OTM Rec and Play Day!

Whether you are an On the Move Challenge veteran or new to On the Move, we are here to enjoy opportunities to work, play and move! 

TEAM KENT STATE is actively moving and competing in the National On the Move Challenge for its 3rd consecutive year.  As we look for opportunities to move, we have once again looked to our campus partners at the SRWC and created the OTM Rec & Play Day scheduled from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on April 20th.  

As we say in the On the Move world, all movement matters! No need to feel like you have to be an Olympic athlete. The only requirement is to come and have some fun. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. 

All full and part-time faculty staff are invited. For those participating in the OTM Challenge with Team Kent State, stop by the registration table upon arrival to pick up your On the Move Challenge gift and punch card. Prizes will be raffled off for Rec & Play Day participants completing and turning in a punch card. Light refreshments will also be provided to our guests.


How to Register

  • Register for the OTM National Challenge, if you haven’t already. Simply visit www.onthemovechallenge.welcoa.org between March 12 and April 2, 2018, enter company code KentStateThrives247
  • Once registered, set up your profile. Familiarize yourself with the platform and get a head start on points by completing Step It Up!  This will give you practice in the MOVE, LEARN, ASSESS and SHARE steps that you will see during the competition period.
  • The Challenge officially begins April 2, late registration is open through April 9
  • Register to come to our OTM Rec & Play Day on April 20! Event hours 11:30 a.m.until 1:30 p.m. Come, move and have some fun! 
    • Enjoy light refreshments.
    • Jump into a fun activity or two.
    • Visit and strategize with co-workers.
    • WIN PRIZES!  We have lots of prizes!!!

This challenge is open to all full and part-time Kent State faculty and staff on all campuses.  In addition, full-time employees can earn 60 Tier 2 Wellness Your Way points if they earn at least 65 percent of total available points in the challenge! This is in addition to points you may have earned in the University Challenge completed in December.

For questions, please feel free to contact the Employee Wellness Office at ext. 20392 or 27505. You may also email wellness@kent.edu


What activities will we have? 


Have some fun with co-workers volleying an abnormally large sized ball.

Participants can jump in anytime.

KanJam (aka Trash Can Frisbee)

Play in teams of two and work together to get your frisbee in the can

Participants can jump in anytime.


Pick up a racquet and hit a few "birdies" across the net. Compete against a friend or just take a few shots. Team up for a game of 2 vs. 2.

Spinning Classes

There will be three 25-minute sessions of spin, starting at 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:00 p.m.


Learn the basics of archery and safety techniques. SRWC staff will provide equipment and instructions. Let's see your target shooting skills!

Participants can jump in anytime.

3-Legged Race 

Find a friend, strap your left leg to their right leg and attempt to complete a short sprint against other pairs. This should be entertaining!

Will run three-legged races every 10 to 15 minutes


Challenge your co-workers or another department in a friendly round of tug-of-war. Who will be our mightiest movers?

Will run tug-of-war rounds every 10 to 15 minutes 


Win points by tossing bean bags onto the board opposite you. Win more points for getting the bag in the hole. Always a popular one!

Rock Climbing 

Try your skills on the rock climbing wall. SRWC staff will provide equipment and instructions. 


  • Let’s ramp up together for the University Challenge!

  • Come and win, win, win!  We have lots of prizes to give away!

  • Games, activities and spectating too!

  • Enjoy food and meet our new dining services team!

  • Celebrate YOU; Celebrate TEAM KENT STATE!

All activities will take place in the lower level basketball courts. Check in upon your arrival to the Rec Center, pick up your drawing card, and we'll see you there!

Link to a demonstration of Life On The Move activity platform