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:
(The weekly online reporting form opens on Sunday, March 22)
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!
2019 Spring Into Fitness Kick-off Walk Participants!
Photos courtesy of Margee Ensign
How many miles did we achieve during the 2019 Spring Into Fitness Challenge? See the progress chart below!
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:
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 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 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!