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Fall 2018 #GETACTIVE Challenge

The #GETACTIVE Challenge will begin Fall 2018.

UMBC is committed to the wellness of the overall campus. We understand the importance of making healthy choices that lead to a healthy lifestyle. As part of this commitment, we seek to create wellness programming, activities and resource that support and sustain emotional, environmental, financial, nutritional, physical health and wellness of the UMBC community. The #GETACTIVE campaign works in conjunction with Healthy Campus 2020 Framework, The Wellness Initiative and various campus wellness groups are collaborating to become more intentional about our mission to create a campus-wide wellness movement.

The #GETACTIVE Challenge encourages the UMBC community to engage in physical activities that promote the dimensions of wellness with rewards and incentives.
The #GETACTIVE Challenge card can be picked up  at the RAC Front Desk, UHS Heath Promotions Office (Erickson Residence Hall), or the Recreation Office (RAC 321). Challenge Cards must be redeemed in RAC321. Details and FAQs regarding the challenge can be found below.

What activities do I need to complete to redeem the card?

To participate in the challenge completely, you must complete eight activities: two special RAC events, a fitness class, UHS tabling, two special UHS events, one post using the hashtag on an eligible social media platform, and a fun run.

Can faculty and staff participate in the challenge?

Yes, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the challenge. Wellness Initiative events are eligible for stamps.

What prizes are available for redeeming the card?

Those that complete the card will receive an exclusive #GETACTIVE Challenge t-shirt.

What events are eligible for a Recreation Special Event?

Wellbeing Event on Erickson Field, Wellness Kickback, Health Fair

Can I receive two stamps for attending the same Group Fitness class twice?

No, you must complete two different group fitness classes to receive two stamps.


When are the Fun Runs this semester?

October 24th – Monster Dash;  November 14th -Turkey Trot

Can I post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the #GETACTIVE for a stamp?

Yes, these social media platforms are eligible for stamps.

Can I post on Pinterest, Snapchat, YouTube, or myUMBC with the #GETACTIVE for a stamp?

No, these social media platforms are not eligible for stamps.

Who should I contact with questions regarding the challenge?

Contact the Supervisor of Fitness and Wellness, Lindsay Pisanic with questions and comments regarding this campaign.