Mini Team Challenges

2017 spring into fitness challenge


Weekly Programs and Events

Week 1: Team Name Contest

During registration prior to week 1, the Spring Into Fitness participants were given the option of forming mini-teams and coming up with a creative mini-team name! 20 mini-teams formed and with that we have a great opportunity for fun with selecting the most creative and interesting team name. The GoogleDocs poll has closed, and the winning 2017 Mini-team name for week 1 is...

Got The Runs! Congratulations!

spring into fitness challenge mini-team got the runs

Spring Into Fitness Challenge Week 1 Mini-Team members of Got The Runs: Chris Ackley, Carole Kushner and Diane Morris sporting their cool Dickinson shades!


Week 2: Mini-Team with the highest average exercise minutes per team member

During week 2, mini-teams will be challenging each other to achieve the highest exercise minutes per person during this week (and hopefully continuing throughout the Challenge period)! We encourage all participants to strive for a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise at least five days per week to reach 150 minutes minimum per week - and hopefully 7 days per week to reach a minimum of 210 minutes per participant per week. The mini-team winner for week 2 will be determined by the highest average exercise minutes per mini-team participant based on the week 2 cumulative totals for the team members.

Watch for more special fitness events to increase opportunities for more exercise minutes.

The week 2 Mini-Team Challenge winner is...

GOT THE RUNS with an average of 555 exercise minutes per team member during week 2!


Week 3: T-shirt Design Contest

For week 3, mini-teams are tasked with the challenge of creating a t-shirt design that inspires wellbeing while promoting physical activity. Incorporating sustainability and other aspects of the campus culture into the design will be a plus! Deadline for submitting t-shirt designs (Word, Publisher or pdf format) was Thursday, April 6 via an email to Submissions are now open for a vote, with the winner announced on or after Wednesday, April 12. The winning design will be used in the Wellness Fun Run Walk t-shirt for the April 21 event, kicking off at Britton Plaza from 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. (event raindate: April 28)

Mini-team - Got the Runs - has done it again with submitting the winning T-shirt design* for the 2017 Wellness Fun Run Walk.

*The winnning t-shirt design format was reviewed and formated to meet MarComm design standards to avoid trademark/copyright infringements and Wordmark policy use. The final approved version of the winning t-shirt design will be unveiled on Friday, April 21 upon check-in at Britton Plaza. Thank you to all mini-teams that submitted a t-shirt design - and to all who voted to select this year's winner!

2017 spring into fitness challenge t-shirt



Week 4: Step-Up Challenge

Complete the Step-Up Challenge that will be held the week of April 10-14. Follow the guided tour route with the help of posters that will be at each of the building sites along the way. Completing the route will give approximately 1.5 miles of walking with "step-ups" added to this more challenging "Challenge" for the added aerobic benefit of participants! It should take between 30-45 minutes depending on your individual walking pace. Enjoy the Dickinson Trivia that is built into this walking route, which was designed by Allie Davis '17 as part of her HR/Wellness Internship experience this spring. (Thanks Allie!)

The Mini-team with all members (or the most members) completing the Step-Up Challenge will win...but tiebreakers will be used if needed:

  • Mini-team snapshots along the Step-Up Challenge route
  • The highest average per team-member exercise minutes for week 4
  • The mini-team that also competes in the Dodgeball Tournament on April 15

Remember: Share or post photos along the way via email to or through Twitter, Instagram or social media and tag with the #SpringIntoFitness @DickinsonCol @DickinsonHR.

2017 spring into fitness step-up challenge route   

Step-Up Challenge photo provided by Allie Davis '17

Congratulations to the Merry Maids who have won the Week 4 mini-team challenge for having the most mini-team members complete the Step-Up Challenge!

2017 spring into fitness challenge step-up challenge participants

2017 Spring Into Fitness Challenge - Step-Up Challenge participants. April 14, 2017


Week 5: Wellness Week ~ Fun Run Walk

Week 5 highlights Wellbeing and will include numerous wellness events across campus. Wellness Week activities each year always include the Wellness Fun Run Walk. This year, the event is scheduled for Friday, April 21 with a rain date of Friday, April 28. Early Registration for event will be open in CLIQ via the Gateway, but participants can also register at Britton Plaza on the day of the walk between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. We encourage ALL members of the Spring Into Fitness Challenge to participate, but very strongly encourage mini-team participation.

The mini-team with the most members completing the Fun Run Walk will win the Week 5 mini-team challenge. Tie-breakers include the highest average number of exercise minutes per mini-team member and mini-team photos submitted of the run-walk event.

See below for a picture from the kick-off on Britton Plaza at the 2016 Fun Run Walk!

wellness fun run walk 2016

Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Leidigh

Week 6: Mini-Teams ~ The Ultimate Challenge

The week 6 mini-team winner will be determined by the mini-team with all members who have completed at least 150 minutes of exercise at least 5 of the 6 weeks during the Challenge period.

Tie-breakers for this Ultimate Challenge will include (still being finalized):

1. Having all team members complete at least 5 of the 6 weeks Challenge events:

  • Spring Into Fitness Kick-off Walk Activity ~Week 1 on Thursday, March 23
  • Arbor Walk | National Walking Day ~ Week 3 on Wednesday, April 5
  • Step-Up Challenge ~ Week 4: April 10-14 on your own at anytime during the week
  • Carlisle GeoCaching and/or Dodgeball Tournament (April 15) ~ Week 4 between April 10-14
  • Wellness Fun Run Walk ~  Week 5 on Friday, April 21 (raindate April 28)
  • Philanthropy Scavenger Hunt Tour ~ Week 6 beginning on Tuesday, April 25 - click the link to start your scavenger hunt walk today!
  • Historical Walking Tour ~ Week 6 on Thursday, April 27
  • Orienteering (Maps & Compass Activity) ~ Friday, April 28: Register NOW for this new program offered by the Office of Experiential and Outdoor Learning!

2. Having all team members report 210 minutes or more of exercise for each of the 6 weeks

3. Having the highest cumulative average exercise minutes per mini-team member for the entire 6-week period of the Challenge

The Ultimate Challenge mini-team winner for the 2017 Spring Into Fitness Challenge will be announced once the Challenge has ended! Look for this to be announced at our Ice Cream Social Celebration during the month of May!!!

How is your mini-team stepping up to the 2017 Spring Into Fitness Challenge? Share your photos and show us your Fitness participation!

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Merry Maids Mini-Team walking during their morning break. Join the Merry Maids at 9 a.m. on the Kline Center Track! Photo submitted by Paul Richards. March 29, 2017