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walktober

Walktober is a fun and inspiring way to take advantage of autumn’s cool temperatures and spectacular views as you step out and step up to better health. Log your steps or exercise minutes through the mobile app or manually to tour vibrant landscapes and earn colorful leaves.

Register individually or as a team starting on Monday, September 21. Walktober will span from Thursday, October 1 to Saturday, October 31. Three institutions--one small, one medium, and one large-sized institution--will be awarded the Living Well Traveling Trophy on Wednesday, November 4.

Walktober Demos

Questions about how to participate? Join us for a quick demo of Walktober! Learn all about the features and how to track your steps and exercise. Walktober Demos > 

Dates

  • Registration: Sept. 21 – Oct. 9
  • Challenge: Oct. 1-31
  • Last day to log: Nov. 3
  • Winners announced: Nov. 4

Goal

  • Overall Goal = 20 leaves

Activity

  • Physical activity: steps and exercise minutes

Leaves

  • 30-44 minutes/6000-7999 steps = Red leaf
  • 45-59 minutes/8000-9999 steps = Orange leaf
  • 60+ minutes/10,000+ steps = Gold leaf

Thrive Thursday

  • For teams, there will be the option of earning an extra point on Thrive Thursdays.

NOTE: You don’t have to wear a tracking device to record steps — link the Apple or Google Health app or plug in your activity and exercise minutes, then the Step Converter automatically adjusts them.

Traveling Trophy

The traveling trophies are back! Walktober has the institution leaderboards. We will be competing in the categories of small, medium and large categories.

 


Past Traveling Trophy Winners:

The UT System Physical Activity Challenge has been a Living Well tradition since 2008. The winner of each challenge has earned the “Traveling Trophy” that is passed on to the new winner in the following year. Beginning in 2015, we award three Traveling Trophies—one each for the small, medium, and large-sized winning institutions.

Fall 2019 Winners, Keep UT Active:

Small Institution:  UT System Administration  
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth Houston

Spring 2019 Winners, Spring into Motion:

Small Institution:  UT System Administration  
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Fall 2018 Winners, Yo Ho Ho:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Spring 2018 Winners, Keep UT Active:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Fall 2017 Winners, Health Trails:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health San Antonio
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston

Spring 2017 Winners:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Dallas
Large Institution:  UTHealth at Houston  

2016 Winners, Walktober:

Small Institution:  UT Permian Basin 
Medium Institution:  UT Health Science Center Houston  
Large Institution:  UT Austin

2015 Winners:

Small Institution: UT System Administration
Medium Institution: UT Health Science Center Houston
Large Institution: UT Medical Branch Galveston

2014: UT Pan American
2013: UT Pan American
2012: UT System Administration
2010: UT San Antonio
2009: UT Tyler 
2008: UT Health Science Center San Antonio