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Walktober 2017
Employees have until Sept. 29 to register.

Walktober 2017

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Fall employee fitness challenge ‘Walktober’ now open

Walktober is back. This online physical activity challenge for University of Delaware employees will run for six weeks from Sept. 25 to Nov. 5. Full information is available on the Walktober webpage (registration at the bottom). Employees have until Sept. 29 to register.

Participants, who can compete in teams or individually, will record steps or dedicated exercise minutes. As steps/minutes are accumulated, the Walktober site will virtually travel the world to visit scenic fall locations. Participants can browse through beautiful fall images, receive regular wellness tips and have access to a library of healthy recipes.

Walktober allows you to sync your Fitbit or Jawbone device; participants can also enter steps manually.

Starting this year, participants must have an All-Access Membership, which was introduced by Employee Health and Wellbeing this summer to make the program sign-up process more convenient, accessible and cost efficient. The membership, which costs $75 wellness dollars, gives employees, spouses and retirees to a full slate of programs listed below.

  • A full year of employee fitness classes

  • Fall and spring programs — e.g., Walktober

  • Wellbeing Workshops — e.g., Life in Balance

  • Lifestyle Improvement Series — e.g., cooking classes

  • Campus-wide health campaigns

    • Free screenings for Diabetes Awareness Month (November)

    • The STAR Health Nutritious Newark Cook-Off (February)

Please note: These programs cannot be purchased individually. The All-Access Membership does not include personal training, fitness assessments, private health screenings and some specialty programs. For questions, contact wellbeing@udel.edu.

Wellbeing on The Green

On Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., employees are invited to the South Green in front of Memorial Hall, where they can learn more about the Walktober program; participate in 30-minute fitness classes and health screenings; visit with health and wellness vendors; and take part in a group walk. Employee Health and Wellbeing will raffle off three free All-Access Memberships.


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