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Walk Challenge & 5K

Step Challenge

Are you working or going to school from home this fall? No problem! You can walk anywhere anytime, but it will be more fun if you do it virtually with the University of Houston Campus Recreation.

UH Rec Sports and Fitness have teamed up to create a Step Challenge for you to motivate yourself and compete with the UH community. We want to encourage you to stay active so that you can spring into our Fall Step Challenge. If you are active in other ways please see our conversion chart so that your steps still count for your team total steps.

Who is eligible: All UH students, faculty, and staff members.

Race Dates: Sept. 14th - Oct. 9th, 2020
Registration: Ends September 11th you must register through myrec.uh.edu. You will be redirected to our IMLeagues.com portal.

Requirements: Individuals are strongly encouraged to utilize an activity tracker that counts your steps and active time (Nike Run Club, Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Strava, Map My Run, etc.). Each participant will have to submit a weekly updated activity tracker form

Virtual 5K

UH Rec Sports and Fitness have teamed up to create a Virtual 5K for you to challenge yourself and compete with the UH community. We want to encourage you to stay active so that you can spring into our Summer Virtual 5K challenge.

Race: Individuals will have six days to run a 5K (3.1 miles) and submit their fastest time.

Who is eligible: All UH students, faculty, and staff members.

Race Dates: September 15 - 20 and October 6 - 11 

Registration: Register by September 4 and October 2, respectively, through myrec.uh.edu​. You will be redirected to our IMleagues.com​ portal.

Requirements: All individuals must utilize an activity tracker that maps your run (Nike Run Club, Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Strava, Map My Run, etc.). Each racer will have to produce a screenshot of their run during the race dates to validate their time.

Prize: The fastest time for both Male and Female UH student, and Male and Female UH Faculty/Staff will be awarded. To be eligible for a Campus Recreation t-shirt, you must post the screenshot of your run on Facebook or Instagram and tag/mention UH Recreation OR you may email your screenshot to imsports@uh.edu.

To Win: Screenshot must include the date, miles ran, and overall time to be eligible to win. In the case of a tie, the highest overall elevation in feet will be utilized. Racers may submit multiple submissions. All submissions must be made by 11:59 pm on the last day.

Social Media Challenge: If you post your results on Facebook or Instagram and tag/mention UH Recreation, you will be entered into a drawing for a Campus Recreation prize. Overall fastest times will not be eligible for the drawing.  

Questions or Concerns: Please contact Jon Janis, Assistant Director of Rec Sports & Family Programs or Katie Geter, Coordinator of Rec Sports & Family Programs at imsports@uh.edu

 

Thank you so much for those who participated in our Virtual 5K this month! You endured rain and Saharan Dust to get your 3.1 miles in last week. We would like to recognize our fastest runners and our raffle winner below: 

Faculty/Staff - Female:             Allison Milner  

Faculty/Staff - Male:                 Scott Taylor, Jr.  

Student – Female:                     Lourdes Moreno  

Student – Male:                         Cale Lewis 

Social Media Raffle:                  Kristan Perello