CommuteFit Challenge

The final results are in! Check out the amazing amount of activity these 9 participants tracked just during the month of September. Congratulations to our finalists, ad also to the many other participants who pushed themselves this month.

Top Miles Walked:

  1. Joao P. from Harvard Medical School: 488.9
  2. Marlene G. from Dana-Farber: 412
  3. Rebekah W. from Boston Children’s Hospital: 405.03

Top Miles Ran:

  1. Nelson K. from Harvard School of Public Health: 203.6
  2. Matthew M. from Harvard School of Public Health: 200.63
  3. Joy S. from Harvard School of Public Health: 184.9

Top Miles Biked:

  1. Shawn G. from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: 687.9
  2. Prudence C. from Harvard Medical School: 640.25
  3. Gurol T. from Harvard School of Public Health: 418.7

Please note that in order for miles to count towards your eligibility for the top mileage list, you must log your miles by Tuesday, 11:59 pm for the previous week. Any back-logged miles cannot count towards your total because we want this to be an accurate representation of the competition. Questions about this list? Please email commuteworks@masco.harvard.edu.

 

Join the CommuteFit Challenge today!

For the month of September, 2016, log the miles you walk, bike and run each week and you'll be entered to win weekly raffle prizes. There will also be prizes for the top competitors in each category.

Do you have an active commuting tip or photo? Submit it to commuteworks@masco.harvard.edu, and you could win a $50 gift card. The winner will be chosen by the number of votes it gets on the CommuteWorks Facebook photo album page, so like your favorite entry!

Register here to be alerted when the Challenge goes live!

FAQs

Who can participate?

All MASCO member institutions' and MASCO company employees and students are eligible to participate and can win prizes.

Which miles count?

Any miles you walk, run or bike during the weeks of September, 2016 count, whether recreational or commuting. Track them all!

How do I track my miles?

You can use a free app like Google Fit (android), Runkeeper (iOS and android), Strava, a Fitbit, or manually determine your miles using milermeter.com.

When should I log my miles?

You should log your miles for the week, which runs Sunday to Saturday, between Sunday and Tuesday, 11:59 PM. The top three competitors in each category and their mileage will be posted to our website by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Can I still log my miles if I miss the Tuesday night deadline?

Any miles that you log after Tuesday at 11:59 PM for the previous week will not count towards your eligibility for the top competitors prizes. But since the point is to challenge yourself, go for it!

The top three participants in each category will be posted by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

How can I increase my mileage?

  • Try getting of the bus a stop or two earlier than you do usually, and walk the remaining distance.
  • For some bus routes during rush hour, walking the full way can be nearly as quick.
  • If you live too far away to bike the full distance, park for free a little ways from work and bike the remaining distance.
  • Walk to Ruggles instead of taking the MASCO shuttle.
  • Join a social walking group, or explore a new area of the LMA on your lunch hour.
  • The weather isn't good? Explore a new building.
  • Walk or bike to do your errands this month.
  • Meeting someone for lunch? See if you can do a walking meetup instead.

Who should I contact with questions about or suggestions for the Challenge?

Rachel Minto at commuteworks@masco.harvard.edu or call 617-632-2796.

Please note that it is a good idea to check with your Doctor before engaging in a vigorous exercise program.