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Autumn Fitness Team Challenge

Walk, jog, run or roll to boost your physical and mental wellbeing

Page updated 12 December 2022


Together with Healthy UCD, we mixed things up this time around and shifted the focus from a personal to a team challenge. The Autumn Fitness Team Challenge focussed on getting everyone moving regularly while also introducing an element of good-natured competition.

For 4 weeks across October and November we challenged teams from across UCD to clock up the KM's on campus or off campus to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.

End of challenge social event

Thank you to all the teams who joined us for a healthy lunch in the UCD Village to mark the end of the challenge.

Autumn Challenge Montage

On this occasion, we are focussing on walking, running or jogging. Cycling KMs can not be included on the challenge tracker.

However...if you are interested in a cycling challenge then let us know and we will look at how we can run one in the future.

On this occasion we are just keeping to running, jogging, walking or rolling.

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This is a challenge for employees and makes extensive use of Google sheets within the @ucd.ie domain. Access to the system requires participants to have a @ucd.ie email address.

For more on activities aimed at students, visit the Healthy UCD website.

Of course! If there aren't enough people in your area to complete a team then email (opens in a new window)engage@ucd.ie and we'll do our best to place you in another team that hasn't used all its slots.

It's true there are lots of APPs out there that can provide a similar service. However, we have chosen to go with an in-house version for the following reasons:

  • Better for GDPR - Names and emails are retained within UCD.
  • Better for the Charity - Using an in-house system means costs are greatly reduced and there is more money for the charity (when challenges are run in conjunction with a charity).

Contact Culture & Engagement

Culture & Engagement, UCD HR 3rd Floor, Roebuck Offices University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: engage@ucd.ie | Location Map(opens in a new window)