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Get outside, be active and win prizes in the process!

Starting Monday, February 10th the second annual Vermont Winter Bike/Walk Challenge will run from February 10th to the 21st! This is an awesome opportunity for Vermonters to get outside during the winter and try out cold-weather biking and/or walking, and win prizes in the process! Organized by Local Motion and Go! Vermont, the Challenge encourages Vermonters to use alternative and active forms of transportation, which also happen to be healthy and effective ways to reduce Vermont’s carbon footprint. To take part, participants simply record at least two walk or bike trips during the challenge period in the Go! Vermont app. Multi-modal commutes that combine walking, biking, or running with transit also count towards the Challenge. Participants who record at least two trips (easy right?) will be entered for random drawings of prizes, including $25 gift cards to Darn Tough Socks, Outdoor Gear Exchange, and Gardener’s supply, and season passes to Local Motion’s Island Line Bike Ferry. 

To find out more check out the details at Local Motion.

Results are in….

Champlain College took home the designation for “Most Active GMHEC College” in the annual fall GMHEC faculty staff physical activity challenge. During the four week challenge, 400 faculty, staff and family members ran, walked, biked and participated in a whole host of other physical activities to earn points for their teams. The challenge was a great way to encourage people to stay active throughout the fall, support their own physical well-being and support their coworkers to stay active and well. We hope you’ll join us for our next challenge which will coming mid-winter. Details to follow….