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2021 Campus Challenges


Steps To Better Sleep

Team Walking Challenge  |  July 5 – August 1

Pre-Registration Begins June 28

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Physical activity has been proven to help you fall asleep more quickly and spend less time lying in bed awake, thus improving the quality of your sleep. This team walking challenge will uniquely combine step tracking with weekly tips for better sleep. Make this your best summer of steps and sleep yet!

Challenge Basics

Weekly Sleep Tips

Each week the challenge email will provide you with a sleep tip. There will be an activity associated with each weekly tip. Follow the directions in the challenge email to be entered into the weekly drawing for $25 PulseCash*. Activities must be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday to be included in the contest. One winner will be drawn and notified each week of the challenge.

See weekly tips and winners

Points** Available (up to 2,500 max)

  • Track/log steps during Week 1 – 100 points
  • Week 2 total steps 10% > Week 1 total steps – 200 points
  • Week 3 total steps 10% > Week 2 total steps – 300 points
  • Week 4 total steps 10% > Week 3 total steps – 400 points
  • Start and complete a sleep Journey between 7/5-8/1 – 500 points
  • Individual step average ≥ challenge step average – 1,000 points

Challenge Resources

Engage in any of the activities below to enhance your challenge experience!

Personalized Sleep Guide
Pick a sleep profile, get customized tips, and see all your sleep data in one place. This guide is also full of rewards! The more you track and sleep, the more you earn.

Check it out


Take A Journey
Reaching a personal health goal starts with a single step. Journeys® are daily, self-guided courses to help you build healthy habits. Start and complete any of the five sleep courses during the challenge for bonus points.

Start today


Sleep Better – An Evidence Based Approach
Watch this Lunch & Learn replay from Buckeye Wellness to receive evidence-based strategies for improving your sleep so you can improve your energy and perform at your best.



Sleeping Deeply, Easily, Restfully
Sleep is essential for optimal cognitive and immune function. This guided imagery practice can improve the ability to fall asleep easily, sleep through the night, and awaken refreshed and revitalized.



Sleep Hygiene
Watch this short video from the Ohio State Employee Assistance Program for tips on getting a good night’s sleep.



Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Choose from a variety of live virtual classes including Zumba, STRONG and HIIT just to name a few. These classes are regularly scheduled throughout the calendar year so you can continue participating after the challenge ends.

View classes





The Fine Print
*Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) are not eligible for prizes. PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned, so raffle winners can accept or decline the prize.

**Team members who did not participate in the challenge (i.e. join a team but do not log activity) will not receive points. All challenge points will be awarded by 8/13/21.


Hit The Road With The Buckeyes

Team Walking Challenge  |  TBA – TBA

Pre-Registration Begins TBA

More info coming soon!




Create Your Own Challenge

You have the ability to challenge your peers by creating your own challenges at anytime.

You can choose from a steps challenge or many healthy habit challenges.

Learn how to create your own challenge here.



Previous Campus Challenges

Take a look back at the quarterly challenges from past years.

View challenges here.