Ready your team for the 2017 Active at Argonne Challenge
Sign-up for the 2017 Active at Argonne Challenge begins Friday, May 5, 2017, giving teams of eight employees a chance to “Tour the National Parks” while taking part in healthy activities, earning Virgin Pulse points and competing for bragging rights.
Active at Argonne is a campus-wide activity challenge hosted by Virgin Pulse. The six-week competition runs Monday, May 15 through Sunday, June 25.
The competition is based on the total number of steps recorded by each team, as tracked by Virgin Pulse, which will display a “leaderboard” of teams. All participants finishing the challenge and averaging 7,000 steps per day will earn 1,000 Virgin Pulse points. In addition, vouchers for Virgin Pulse points will be available through various national park-themed activities during the competition. The top three teams and individuals will receive awards at a closing ceremony the final week of June.
In a change from previous years, there are no team captains. Anyone can invite others to form a team. Teams should comprise eight employees (a team may have fewer than eight members, but it won’t be as competitive). “Public” teams can be joined by any Virgin Pulse user at the laboratory; “private” team members must be invited.
“Even if your team may not be competitive in terms of steps, you can join the challenge to participate in fun weekly events and earn Virgin Pulse points,” said HEW Physician Lisa Pocius.
A kickoff walk will be held outside the Bldg. 213 Cafeteria Monday, May 15, 2017, at noon. Interim Laboratory Director Paul Kears and Health and Employee Wellness Director Jamie Stalker will lead the walk. Participants will receive a voucher for 100 Virgin Pulse points.
A full schedule of weekly events will appear in Argonne Today and on the calendar inside Virgin Pulse. The first event is the Wellness Run/Walk hosted by the Argonne Running Club on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Finishers will receive a voucher for 100 Virgin Pulse points.