Wellness Challenges

Wellness Challenges utilize the power of friendly competition to spark new healthy habits. Challenge yourself or your co-workers to track their healthy eating, physical activity, hydration status, or more. New habits are formed, bragging rights gained, and healthy prizes won.

Join the wellness team in a variety of challenges throughout the year. View the HR Events calendar for more details.

Fall 2020: Virtual Hike-A-Thon 

The 2020 Hike-A-Thon is now virtual! SIGN UP HERE

Track your minutes of outdoor activity Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2020! TRACK HERE

What is the Hike-A-Thon? 
The Hike-a-thon is an annual celebration of hiking, nature, and exploring the great outdoors. It has been hosted at Miami Natural areas every fall for the past 12 years. To keep the tradition alive this fall we’ll host a virtual Hike-A-Thon activity challenge. It will expand from 1 day to 1 month and from 3 trails to include all local trails. 

What is new this year? 
The virtual Hike-A-Thon encourages you to find time to unplug, hit your local trails, and explore nature. Enjoy a hike, bike ride, walk, stroll, bird watch, or other outdoor activity and keep track of the total minutes. Log your minutes, stay connected with nature, and earn a chance to win prizes. Individuals can log minutes of outdoor activity daily, weekly, or whatever works best for you. All outdoor activities count toward the Hike-A-Thon challenge.

Who can participate?
All campus and community members are invited to REGISTER anytime in October. Once you register, you’ll receive a link to log your minutes of activity and weekly Hike-A-Thon emails. The emails will include self-guided activities and ideas for you, friends, or family to safely explore Miami Natural Areas, the new Oxford Area Trails, local parks, and more. 

Who is hosting?
The Hike-A-Thon is brought to you by Miami University Employee Benefits and Wellness, Miami Recreation, City of Oxford, Enjoy Oxford, and Coalition for a Healthy Community - Oxford Area. 

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Miami faculty and staff can also participate in the virtual Hike-A-Thon using their Healthy Miami Account. Simply log on, join the challenge with a team or solo, and sync your activity tracker device (fitbit, garmin, apple watch, etc). You’ll be able to follow along with other challengers and see your daily minutes of activity. 

Virtual Hike-A-Thon Events Calendar
Check here regularly for ideas and events that inspire outdoor activity and local trail exploration.

October 1 - 11
- Watch the Ribbon Cutting for newest section of Oxford Area Trails (OATS) and be sure to try the OATS Nature Scavenger Hunt 

October 14 - 30
- Ghost and Gear Bike Tours with Miami Outdoor Pursuit Center 

October 1 - 31
- Try a virtual orienteering challenge with Orienteering of Cincinnati’s (OCIN) self-serve course in Miami Natural Areas
- Kids of any age, submit your minutes of outdoor activity and receive Rox the Fox Junior Ranger Badge
- Visit Miami Outdoor Pursuit Center for discount rentals on outdoor equipment (mention Hike-A-Thon)
- Hike-A-Thon Pinterest board available with outdoor activities and inspiration. Check here regularly for ideas and events that inspire outdoor activity and local trail exploration.