BE(E) AMAZING RACE 2017- RACE THROUGH TIME
It’s the 50th anniversary of the University of Lethbridge and to honour 50 years of academics, you will be racing through time and honouring the fitness crazes of the decades!
The BEE Amazing Race will take you through time back to the founding of the University of Lethbridge. As you turn the clock back, you will participate in the fitness crazes of each decade.
Each week, time travelers can earn points by logging activities such as biking, walking, and playing basketball for example. Points are accumulated throughout any physical activity. Each step you take all day, every day counts towards your points accumulating, however the goal is to increase your step count. Every 10,000 steps you take will get you closer to 1957 and 50,000 points. Additionally, you can earn unique badges for completing health challenges that will help earn you bonus points.
Read all about each decade on your journey through time with these handy time travel guides!
- Week 1 (May 1-7): Tae Bo
- Week 2 (May 8-14): Aerobics
- Week 3 (May 15-21): Weight Lifting
- Week 4 (May 22-28): Yoga & Meditation
- Week 5 (May 29-June 4): Dance
- Week 6 (June 5-June 11): Boot camp
- Bonus: Running
BONUS: May 31st- Amazing Race on Campus - Are you ready to race? Physically race?
A special year means a special event. As part of the 50th celebration, the Be(e) Amazing Race will be hosting a special on-campus Amazing Race on May 31st from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.!
Teams of four will follow clues and complete challenges on campus with the goal of winning the Amazing Race U of L!
The race coincides with the May 31st Halfway Celebration.
If the fun of racing isn't enough to entice you, ALL participants will get 25,000 points just for trying. The top three teams will win the following amount of points (per person on team):
NOTE: The Calgary campus will also be running their own version on-campus race to win more team points as well!
Get your team of four together and email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. The amount of teams permitted to race is limited, so register right away!
1. 25,000 for participating in the on campus Amazing Race
2. Desktop Yoga- take 5 minutes a day for 5 days to do a little desktop yoga
Heart Smart is an initiative to encourage wellness and increased physical activity among staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. You can count the steps from your car in the parking lot to your office. The Physical Activity Guidelines indicate that adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more (including brisk walking!) So let’s get moving!
Earn 10,000 bonus points this year by telling us how YOU Stay Well at the U of L. Submit a photo of something you do to maintain your physical and/or mental well-being using this form. Please note your photo and info may be displayed on the Wellness website and/or Facebook.
Beat Point Description
What are Beat Points?
Beat Points are the Heart Smart Currency that allows participants to compete head to head with others regardless of the activity you choose.
How are Beat Points Calculated?
Points are calculated based on estimated numbers of calories that are burned during an activity that you participate in. The calculations are based from the amount of time a participant exercises multiplied by the level of intensity an activity is. Essentially, the more vigorous an activity you choose, the higher amount of Beat Points will be over the same time period as a lighter intensity activity.
Example: 15 minutes of running will earn higher points when compared against 15 minutes of walking.
Bee careful not to double up on your points when logging activity! For example, if you wear a personal fitness monitor or use an app on your phone, and you are golfing for 4 hours (walking), log either the total steps per day on your device or the 4 hours of Moderate Other Activity – but not both! If you want to log the Moderate Other Activity, then you will need to subtract the steps for that 4 hour golfing period from your total steps on your personal fitness device.