Congratulations to all of the 2013 GUWellness Walking Challenge participants! You all stuck it out through those last few hot weeks, and the results are finally in. The race for top team was a tight one, but the Ghost of UFSH came out victorious! Each team member will walk away with a set of Beats Studio headphones and their office will get a Day of Wellness, featuring seated massage and a fresh, healthy lunch from Cafe tu-O-tu. The top three overall walkers also won a set of Beats and restaurant.com gift certificates! Keep scrolling for the final team ranking, overall top walkers, our favorite pictures from the Challenge and more!
Challenge participants join Charles on Healy Circle for one last photo op at the Closing Celebration
1. Ghost of UFSH
2. OSFS Wild Walkers
3. SFS Dream Team
4. Saints & Sinners
5. The Young & the Restless Leg Syndrome
6. GPPI Wonky Walkers
8. Happy Feet
10. SCS Strategy Strollers
11. ICBI Walking Team
12. Treanor’s Trainers
Don’t forget to keep walking with us, each Thursday throughout the year!
Top Walkers Overall
1. Marina Test (OSFS Wild Walkers)
2. Mason Ingram (The Young & the Restless…)
3. Amanda Dumsch (GPPI Wonky Walkers)
Top Individual Walkers
1. Nicole Fran Kahn
2. Kathleen Julien
3. Chelsea Theis
Top Walkers by Team
Ghost of UFSH – Tawanna Price
OSFS WIld Walkers – Marina Test
SFS Dream Team – Kendra Billingslea
Saints & Sinners – Tori Savage
The Young & the Restless Leg Syndrome – Mason Ingram
GPPI Wonky Walkers – Amanda Dumsch
Registars – Maryam Fleet
Happy Feet – Sherry Steeley
Benefits – Elena Diaz-Rubio
SCS Strategy Strollers – Sarah Garvin
ICBI Walking Team – Alfreda Walker
Treanor’s Trainers – Priscilla Rawlins
Challenge participants gather for the Closing Celebration with Charles on Healy Circle
Walking Challenge participants cool off with Popsicles at the Closing Celebration
Patty Scott and Charlie Pritzlaff claim their raffle prizes at the Walk With Charles
Registars take a walking meeting!
Week Five Walk With Charles
Our Walker of the Week and random raffle prize winners pose (and walk) with Charles
Benefits Team out on a Book Hill Loop! (via Twitter)
Benefits Team Captain, Rachel Bridges, awards the Benefits Walker of the Week
Your Walking Challenge coordinators share their walk to the Waterfront on Twitter @GUWellness
The Benefits Team’s view from Book Hill (via Instagram)
SFS Dream Teams score some bonus points on Instagram & Twitter
RegiStars show off their pedometers via Instagram & Twitter
Registars getting those bonus points
Registars share their Chinatown Loop walk on Twitter & Instagram!
The Registars go on a Capitol Loop. Racking up tho bonus points with social media & walking the Route of the Week
SFS Dream Team conquers the trail!
SFS Dream Team bearing the heat on a Week Six walk
OSFS Wild Walkers have real dedication walking in the rain
Charles at the Walking Challenge Kick Off Celebration!
Walking Meeting in Progress!
Benefits team members out on a Wisconsin Avenue Loop
Law Center walkers rack up the points on a Capitol Loop!
The Walking Challenge crowd at week two’s Walk With Charles
2013 Walking Challenge Kick Off Event
Week Four’s raffle winners take home a beach cooler, blanket and book courtesy of United Healthcare
GPPI Wonky Walkers getting ready for the Walk with Charles. Get those bonus points! (via Twitter)
The Wild Walkers gearing up for a walk
Week Four’s Walk With Charles attendees
OSFS Wild Walkers get a taste of some DC ‘wilderness’
OSFS Wild Walkers snap a picture on one of their final walks of the Challenge
Sarah Cotton of the Benefits Team Tweets from the Waterfront
Panorama of the crowd at the Walking Challenge Kick Off Event