As a Walk More Connect More partner we are promoting the local Beat the Blues Winter Marathon challenge, a winter-long outdoor challenge, with a chance at double the prizes.
Visit the challenge site or see the information below to get instructions on the challenge in general, AND read the below instructions about how to double your chance at winning the prizes available to you as a Luther College employee, spouse, or student.
Challenge Instructions (scroll down for additional Luther Instructions to earn more chances at prizes)
Complete a full marathon (or more!)—26 miles!—between January 7th and March 3rd. Run, walk, ski, snowshoe (did you know you could checkout snowshoes from Recreational Services?), or bike 26 miles outdoors at your own pace, when it works for you and your family. Or play outside for 30 minutes to equal one mile. Record your mileage on the Mileage Log OR keep track of your miles on your own and submit them online at the WalkNEIowa challenge site after each marathon you complete.
Raffle Prizes: Complete one or more marathons for a chance to win some great prizes! The more marathons you complete, the more chances you have to win! At least one raffle prize in each NE Iowa County!
Prizes include Free Admission Punch Passes to the following: Calmar Public Swimming Pool, Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Cresco Fitness Center, Decorah Public Swimming Pool, Elkader Public Swimming Pool, Northeast Iowa YMCA (Postville), Waukon Wellness Center, West Union Swimming Pool, and Williams Wellness Center (Oelwein).
Grand Prizes: $80 rental gift card (Decorah Bicycles), Free Camping AND Canoe Rental (Hutchinson Family Farm Campground).
We LOVE Winter Marathon Special: Turn in one (or more) marathon mileage logs online by noon on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14th) for your chance to win a BONUS $80 rental gift card (Decorah Bicycles) that you can use to rent skis, ice skates, snowshoes, or bikes!
Winter Marathon Closing Ceremonies: Will take place throughout the region in early/mid-March. FREE activities, snacks, raffle prizes, awards and more...celebrate the coming of spring with family and friends at a Winter Marathon Closing Ceremony! Everyone is invited, even if you didn’t participate in the Winter Marathon challenge. More information can be found at WalkNEIowa challenge site by late-February.
Mileage Log Pick-up:
Download or submit your mileage log online at the WalkNEIowa challenge site
Or pick up your mileage log at one of these locations: Chickasaw Wellness Complex, Cresco Fitness Center, Decorah Bicycles, Northeast Iowa YMCA, Waukon Wellness Center, Williams Wellness Center
Mileage Log Return:
Online: WalkNEIowa challenge site
Email: [email protected]
Mail: April Bril UERPC
325 Washington St., Suite A, Decorah, IA 52101
*Mailed logs must be received by March 3rd to be considered for prizes*
Turn in one (or more) marathon mileage logs as a hard copy to Vicky Jaeger (Union 104) or Chandra Jennings (Union 266A) by noon on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14th) for your chance to win a pair of snowshoes. Hard copies of the mileage logs are available to print on the challenge site.
Turn in one (or more) marathon mileage logs as a hard copy to Vikcy Jaeger (Union 104) or Chandra Jennings (Union 266A) by noon on the last day of the challenge (Mar. 3rd) for your chance to win a pair of athletic shoes to get ready for those spring walks! Hard copies of the mileage logs are available to print on the challenge site.
Email wellness with any questions, bundle up, and have fun!