On the Road with the Cardinals

On the Road with the Cardinals

On the Road with the Cardinals - 2017 logo

Three reasons to participate in On the Road with the Cardinals:

  1. Join your co-workers across campus for a fun wellness challenge this fall.
  2. Enjoy some friendly competition or work towards your personal goal.
  3. Cheer on our Ball State Cardinals athletic teams to Go, Fight, Win!

Important Dates:

  • Kickoff: Wednesday, Aug. 30
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, Sept. 1
  • Challenge Starts: Saturday, Sept. 2

Ball State employees and their benefit-enrolled spouses have 68 days to “walk” the distance to Ball State’s Cardinals away football games during the 2017 season.

Start putting your six member teams together! 

 

REGISTER NOW! 

 

 

Create Your Team of 6

  • Teams consist of 6 people. Ball State employees and spouses are eligible to participate.

Select Your Team Captain

  • OPTIONAL Team Captain Meeting (time and location TBA)

Decide How Your Team Will Report Activity

Each Team Member Sets Personal Goals

  • Set a goal for the average number of steps you want to get each day

Choose Between Competitive or Non-Competitive

  • Competitive (Teams compete in a division against teams with similar goals) 
  • Non-Competitive

Turn in Registration Form

  • Must be received by Working Well office (HC 004) by Friday, September 1st  

Participate and HAVE FUN with your team! Encourage each other to reach your goals! Each person will track their daily physical activity using a Fitbit, pedometer or similar device. Any activity counts but should be converted to steps. All members of the team must report steps the same way (through LifeWorks or Paper Tracker). Steps accumulate each week.

Whether you choose to compete against other teams or “play just for fun”, teams will work towards traveling the distance to and from Ball State’s away football games for a total of 5,672,000 steps!    Don’t worry.  We’ve added a lot more bonus step opportunities to help you get there.    

Non-Competitive Teams

  • One (1) randomly selected team will receive a BSU Athletics prize package at the end of the challenge
  • All participates will receive a Working Well lunch bag at the end of challenge. 

Competitive Teams

  • Teams compete in a division against teams with similar goals.
  • Highest ranked teams in each division will receive a BSU Athletics prize package at the end of the challenge
  • All participants will receive a Working Well lunch bag at the end of the challenge

Throughout On the Road with the Cardinals challenge, participants will have opportunities to earn "bonus steps" which will be added to the individual's total steps and contribute to the team total. Bonus step activities are optional but encouraged! 

  • Participate in the Kickoff with President Mearns - Wednesday, August 30th - worth 2000 steps
  • Participate in the United Way of Action - Thursday, September 7th  worth 2,000 steps
  • Participate in the Walk Indiana event - Saturday, September 9th. Must check-in at Working Well tent before your walk to confirm attendance.  worth 2,000 steps
  • Participate in a BSU Walk and Talk event on campus on any of the dates below. Must check-in with Working Well staff at start of walk to confirm attendance.  worth 2,000 steps each
    • Sept. 20th, in front of Arts Terrace at 1:00 p.m. 
    • Sept. 26th, Alumni Center at 1:00 p.m.
    • Oct. 17th, Frog Baby at 3:30 p.m.
    • Oct. 31st, steps of Student Rec Center at 11:15 a.m.
  • Support your favorite Ball State Cardinals Athletic Team! Attend any Ball State Cardinal home athletic game to earn additional bonus steps. Visit Ball State Athletics for schedules . Attendance at game is worth 2,000 steps. 

Reporting Bonus Steps

  • If you are reporting steps via Lifeworks, record your bonus steps in LifeWorks or HealhyNow+ mobile app and send an email to Working Well indicating the event you attend. You must report your bonus steps within the same reporting week you earned them. 
  • If you are reporting steps via Paper Tracker, write down on your paper tracker the event you attended and add your bonus steps to your total. You must report your bonus steps within the same reporting week you earned them. 

 

The seventh annual Walk Indiana event is a community collaboration aimed toward making Delaware County a healthier, happier community.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 (various start times)

Where: Wysor Depot on the Cardinal Greenway

What: Non-competitive half-marathon,10K, and a Family Fun 5K walking event for the whole family! Kids 12 and under walk free with a paid adult registration. 

*Be sure to register your kids as well and use your Ball State email address

REGISTER NOW
Ball State employees who complete the walk will get $12.50 back in their October 2017 paycheck.

*Be sure to use your Ball State email when registering. Employees must check-in at the Ball State tent on event day.

All proceeds from Walk Indiana go to the Cardinal Greenway, to be used at their discretion. Cardinal Greenway is a private, non-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization that constructs, operates and maintains the Cardinal and White River Greenways and Cardinal equestrian trail.