Walktober – Win Prizes for Walking!

Walktober – Win Prizes for Walking!


Walktober – Win Prizes for Walking! 

Registration is now open for our Walktober Campus Walking Challenge for students and staff at NUI Galway – sign up TODAY  and you could win prizes for walking!

Recent research has shown that through working and studying remotely we are sitting for an extra 2 hours and 45 minutes each day! A shocking statistic but the perfect motivation to take up a walking challenge!

Here’s more information:

What is Walktober?

Walktober is the annual Smarter Travel Workplace and Campus Walking Challenge that runs during autumn. It is open to all staff and students at NUI Galway.

How does Walktober 2020 work?

The aim of the challenge is to encourage and support staff and students to walk more, particularly on the commute, and to support and facilitate long term physical activity. While some participants may be working or studying remotely, coordinators may decide to encourage walking as an alternative mode of transport for their journeys throughout the day. Participants are asked to form a team, register online, and use an activity tracker/download a step counting app, and get walking from Monday 5th October to Sunday 1st November 2020.

How to take part:

  1. Get into a team of 3-6 people, including the captain
  2. Sign up online www.activetravellogger.ie
  3. Participants can download an app, buy a pedometer, step counter, or other step tracking device.
  4. During the Challenge: participants are asked to log steps online at www.activetravellogger.ie

Note: During the challenge we use an honesty based system, but spot checks on the accuracy of step entries will be done throughout. Teams who receive an email or phone call to verify their steps are asked to please respond as soon as possible so that delays to the publication of the leader board are avoided.

How to win

Teams will be awarded for their improvement throughout the challenge. There will also be lots of opportunities to win prizes throughout the challenge, including photo competitions, story competitions and weekly prize draws.

Keep in touch

Make sure to tag us on social media while taking part in Walktober.

Artice by
Joanna Brophy