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WAC Kickoff

Overview

Boston College’s Walk Across Campus (WAC) is among the most popular of many HEALTHY YOU sponsored activities. Over the last several years, the Walk Across Campus challenge has successfully promoted friendly competition while building solid camaraderie amongst peers throughout BC. The WAC has fostered a “community of walkers” year round, and once the challenge begins the campus fills with scores of walkers getting their steps in whenever they can. Our campus offers many areas to enjoy taking steps. For instance, when leaving from the 129 Lake building, two loops around Chandler Pond equals two miles, as does completing one loop around the reservoir when you leave from the front of the Rec Plex.

Read about Walk Across Campus in Boston College Magazine


 

Kickoff Walk - October 1, 2018

WAC Kickoff
WAC Kickoff
WAC Kickoff
WAC Kickoff

 

Fall 2018 Walk Across Campus: October 1 - December 3, 2018

Registration for the Fall 2018 WAC begins online in September 2018 through BC’s HEALTHY YOU wellness platform.

Participants who received a new Fitbit during the fall 2017 or spring 2018 WAC should use that unit or another personal tracker for this fall's Walk. Boston College will supply, on a first come - first served basis, a new Flex 2 Fitbit to new, benefits-eligible employees who sign up AND participate on a fall team while supplies last.

You must follow these directions, even if you participated on the same team in the past:

1.  Log in to your Wellness account at www.harvardpilgrim.org/wellnessaccount.

If you did not set up an account last semester, go to: How to Create a Wellness Account .

 

If you need assistance, contact Harvard Pilgrim's Wellness Services, Monday - Friday, 9 to 5, at 877-594-7183 or email HPWellness@harvardpilgrim.org.

You do NOT need to be a Harvard Pilgrim member to set up an account and join a team.

 

2.  Sign up for the Fall WAC Challenge.  From the Dashboard of your Wellness account simply click "Sign Up," then confirm your team name, or join a team.

3.  If you are new to the WAC, once you've signed up for the challenge and joined a team you qualify for a BC-subsidized Fitbit (while supplies last).  You may pick up your Fitbit at 129 Lake St, room 135, during the following times. You must have your BC Eagle ID with you.

LAST PICKUP BEFORE THE WALK BEGINS:
Thursday, 9/27, 12:30 pm - 3 pm

4.  When you receive your Fitbit follow the set-up directions with the unit: go to www.Fitbit.com/setup and click on the Download for Windows App.

5.  To link your Fitbit go your Wellness account, so steps are logged automatically, go to:

How to Connect a Wearable Device focusing on Fitbit.

All this information is accessible on the Healthy You site:  Walk Across Campus Fall 2018 Challenge

PLEASE NOTE:  We are seeking volunteers to be Team Leaders of new and existing teams.  The Leaders will assemble a team or lead an existing team; motivate activities during the WAC; and regularly communicate with team members.

If you are willing to be a NEW TEAM LEADER, please email anne_goroshko@hphc.org with your name and Eagle ID. There will be a training luncheon next week for those who commit to being a Team Leader.

Thanks once again to the sponsors of the Walk Across Campus:  BC Athletics, Campus Recreation, Harvard Pilgrim, the University Bookstore, and Human Resources.

Challenge Duration

Fall 2018: October 1 - December 3, 2018

Our two-month team walking competition returns for the Fall 2018 semester!

Once you’ve created your Wellness Account and signed up for the team challenge, lace up and get moving!

Kickoff Walk

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:05 p.m. | In Front of Cadigan Alumni Center, Brighton Campus

Join your teammates and other fellow BC employees for a walk to kick off the beginning of this semester's competition! Meet in front of 129 Lake Street at 12:05 pm; we will walk down Lake Street and cross over to loop twice around Chandler Pond, approximately a 2 mile walk.  The kickoff walk is optional, but a great way to get into the spirit of the WAC.  We hope to see many of you there.

Team Leader Lunch

September 18, 2018, 12 - 1:30 pm | The Walsh Conference Room

Closing Celebration

December 11, 2018, 3:00 - 4:30 pm | The Murray Room, Yawkey

Refreshments will be provided for all Fall 2018 WAC team members and prizes will be awarded.  Join in the fun with co-workers and enjoy the food, games, music, prizes, and camaraderie.  Come celebrate the accomplishments of becoming a HEALTHY YOU!