spring into fitness challenge 2017

Registration for the 2020 Spring Into Fitness Challenge has now closed - and the Challenge  began on Sunday, March 15 and runs through Saturday, April 25!

This campus-wide Challenge includes all students, staff and faculty! Activities and programs are planned for each week, with special programs highlighting areas within the campus and throughout Carlisle. We look forward to sharing some new Challenges and events this year for all who participate. Watch for updates to be shared on this webpage and through Dickinson Today announcements, Vitality, Twitter @DickinsonHR, and posters across campus. Excited to get started? Click the link below to download the Spring Into Fitness Challenge fillable-tracking form to track weekly your exercise minutes during the Challenge:

Spring Into Fitness Challenge Tracking Form (Click link to download form and record minutes)

At the end of each week of the 2020 Spring Into Fitness Challenge, please report your weekly exercise minutes totals at the following Office 365 FORMS reporting form:

Spring Into Fitness Challenge ~ Exercise Minutes Reporting Form

(The weekly online reporting form opens on Sunday, March 22)

spring into fitness challenge weekly reporting form qr code


Join this year's colleagues, family and friends to enjoy the fresh, warmer air outside that will arrive soon! Fun activities and mini-challenges will be held over the six-week 2020 Challenge running from Sunday, March 16 through Saturday, April 25.

Dickinsonians are challenged to exercise, have fun and enjoy the spring weather! Reported exercise minutes will be converted to miles, and as a community we take strides to reach new heights of exploration on our quest to stay fit, active and healthy - especially in light of COVID-19 and all its extremes!

Want to know our status so far - for all participating both near and far? Check out these stats that are shown below - just a few graphs inspiring us all to stay on go!

2020 spring into fitness challenge divisional average minutes week 2
2020 spring into fitness challenge mini teams average minutes week 2
2020 spring into fitness challenge cumulative weekly exercise minutes week 2
2020 spring into fitness challenge cumulative weekly exercise miles week 2


2019 Spring Into Fitness Kick-off Walk Participants!

2019 spring into fitness challenge kick-off walk group photo    
2019 spring into fitness challenge group photo #2

Photos courtesy of Margee Ensign

How many miles did we achieve during the 2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge? See the progress chart below!

2019 spring into fitness challenge final cumulative miles
2019 spring into fitness challenge divisional outcome standings for exercise minutes



In 2019, we explored the global sites just beyond the Russian State University, virtually traveling 14,633 miles during the 6-week challenge with 120 registered participants. For a peak at the progress we made in Spring 2017, see a snapshot of the virtual map below:

Walk Around The World

2017 virtual walking map for the spring into fitness challenge progress
2017 Spring Into Fitness Challenge - Virtual Walking Map Week 6 Progress

Summary of the annual Spring Into Fitness Challenge

Beginning on Sunday at the end of spring break each year, and continuing through the last Saturday in April – Dickinson College faculty, staff and students, as a community, participate in a fitness/walking challenge. In the early years of the Challenge, it originally was designed as a peer institution program between employees of the institutions. Challenge winners were determined by two criteria – the greatest percentage of cumulative participation for staff and also the highest average number of minutes per participant! During the four years of peer Challenges, we enjoyed competing with Elizabethtown, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg and York College.

The Spring into Fitness Challenge continues to be held, and includes a divisional challenge but was re-designed as a campus Challenge starting in 2017! The President's Office dominated the 2016 Challenge, claiming the golden sneaker trophy from Academic Affairs, the 2015 winner of the divisional challenge. In 2017 and 2018, LIS (a previous divisional winner) reclaimed the Spring Into Fitness Challenge golden sneaker trophy. In 2019, the Golden Sneaker trophy spirited its way to our Finance & Administration division...Who will win the divisional Challenge in 2020? Winner will be shared on May 29 on Britton Plaza - details to be announced later!


2019 ice cream social celebration for golden sneaker trophy

2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge Golden Sneaker Trophy winners for Finance & Administration.

The 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Challenges included the option to form mini-teams within your division, or with colleagues across campus. Participants joined together in small groups to have fun competing with other mini-teams across campus that included the entire campus community - students, staff and faculty. For 2020, we again have mini-teams, and continue this inclusive wellbeing Challenge to inspire activity and wellness for our campus!


Fun exercise, fitness and walking options

Fun activities will be announced during the weeks of the Spring Into Fitness through Saturday, April 25. The activities and programs planned for this spring will be announced soon. Use the sidebar links for the listing of Mini-Team Challenges and to navigate between the Spring Into Fitness Challenge webpages!