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Fall 2020 Step Challenge

As the holiday season approaches, Be Well is encouraging UTK employees to focus on weight maintenance by continuing to engage in healthy habits. During this time of the year it can be challenging to eat well and move more as holiday traditions impact daily routines and food environments.

To help employees stay active, Be Well is launching a new virtual step challenge that will take place from November 16th – December 13th.

The Tennessee Trek

Participants will complete the virtual walk from UTK to UT Chattanooga to UT Health Science Center to UT Martin [and potentially start heading back towards UTK if your team is ahead of the game!] This will be a team-based challenge, so grab your colleagues or sign-up to be put on a team to join the competition.

Challenge Rules/Guidelines

  • Create a team of five UTK employees and fill out the form below to register. Don’t have a team, but still want to participate? Sign up and mark the “Searching for Teammates” box.
  • Identify a team captain who will be responsible for making sure everyone is submitting their steps weekly.
  • Each individual will track their steps every day for the duration of the challenge and send their weekly totals to the team captain to update your team’s progress in the tracking document.
  • The tracking document will convert steps to miles and teams will be able to determine how far along the route they are.
  • Teams will be sent milestone emails right around the time they should be reaching a new campus.
  • If teams reach UT Martin before the challenge is up, they will turn back around and starting making their way back home to Rocky Top.

How to Win?

  • The goal of the challenge is to get as many steps as possible by December 13th .
  • Teams are competing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.


  • By participating in the entirety of the challenge, every participant will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. *Unless you are in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.
  • The team members who come in 1st place will all receive $30 Amazon gift cards.
  • The team members who come in 2nd place will all receive $25 Amazon gift cards.
  • The team members who come in 3rd place will all receive $20 Amazon gift cards.