2022 Campus Challenges
Hike The Inca Trail With YP4H
Team Walking Challenge | May 2 – June 12
Pre-Registration Begins April 25
Located in the Andes mountain range, the university will be working together to virtually hike the Inca Trail. The trek passes through cloud forest, alpine tundra, Incan settlements, tunnels, and ruins. The trail ends at the Sun Gate of Machu Picchu – a stunning and rewarding conclusion to a challenging 26-mile hike.
- Teams can have up to 8 participants
- You can self-enter activity or use a device
- You can change teams until May 1 (but not on/after the challenge begins on May 2)
- See full challenge rules
- View Team Challenges Overview webinar (19-minute getting started guide in BuckeyeLearn)
Weekly Engagement Drawings
Each week the challenge email will describe what a hiker would experience while trekking the Inca Trail with a related activity that you can complete on this side of the globe! Follow the directions in the challenge email to be entered into the drawings for $25 PulseCash*. Activities must be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday to be included in the weekly contest. Only submissions via the challenge chat board are eligible for the drawing. Four winners will be drawn and notified each week of the challenge.
Wrap-Up Engagement Drawing
The final weekly challenge email will provide an opportunity to win a Hiker Medic Med Pack**! Follow the directions in the challenge email to be entered into the drawing. The activity must be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 19 to be included in the final contest. Only submissions via the challenge chat board are eligible for the drawing. Five winners will be drawn and notified the week of June 20.
Points*** Available (up to 5,000 max)
- University unlocks Patallaqta – 500 points
- University unlocks Wallyabamba – 500 points
- University unlocks Runkurakay – 1,000 points
- University unlocks Machu Picchu – 2,000 points
- Individual step average ≥ challenge step average – 1,000 bonus points
Engage in any of the activities below to enhance your challenge experience!
Step In2 May Walking Event
Grab a co-worker and meet the OSU Heath Coaches at various stations along the Buckeye Path To Wellness on 5/4 between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to get in some steps during the workday.
Walk With A Health Coach [Ohio Stadium]
Walk With A Health Coach [Ackerman]
Spring Ultimate Faculty & Staff Dodgeball Classic
Buckeye Wellness invites you to put your throwing, catching and dodging skills to the test (and get some extra steps!) on 5/19 at 11 a.m. Register as a team of six or as an individual. Teams will first play two games to determine seeding for the single-elimination tournament where teams face off against each other until one team remains.
Virtual Group Fitness Classes
Choose from a variety of live virtual classes including Zumba, Zumba Toning and yoga just to name a few. These classes are brought to you by Buckeye Wellness and are regularly scheduled throughout the calendar year so you can continue participating after the challenge ends.
Group Fitness OnDemand
Check out Rec Sports’ YouTube playlist on the Student Life Channel for OnDemand group fitness workouts. With everything from strength to yoga to cycling and ranging in length from 10 to 45 minutes, these videos will help you fit movement into your everyday schedule!
Need inspiration for your next workout? Download a written workout from Rec Sports. Created by their certified instructors and trainers, each workout provides you with safe and effective exercises to work your upper, lower, or total body.
The Fine Print
*Team members who join the challenge but do not log activity are not eligible for prizes. PulseCash is subject to taxation at the time it is earned, so weekly winners can accept or decline the prize.
**This award may be taxable if you receive other non-cash awards from the university during the calendar year.
***You must log/sync your activity with the Virgin Pulse portal/app at least twice during the timeframe between stage unlocks in order to be eligible for the reward points. If you are using an app/device, you have to regularly open the dashboard of that app/device in order for that data to be synced to the Virgin Pulse portal/app. Team members who join the challenge but do not log activity will not receive points. Stage unlock points will be awarded within 48 hours of the stage unlock and final bonus points will be awarded by 6/17/22.
Small Team Walking Challenge | TBA – TBA
Pre-Registration Begins TBA
Hit The Road With The Buckeyes
Team Walking Challenge | TBA – TBA
Pre-Registration Begins TBA
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.