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CLA WELLNESS WALKING CHALLENGE

June 18 @ 8:00 am June 20 @ 5:00 pm

Presented by the CLA Health and Wellness Committee

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Join us this summer for a free six-week virtual walking challenge starting on June 18, 2022. 

Teams of five will complete a virtual route starting in Edinburgh, Scotland and going all the way to Paris, France (no passport required!).  Active challenge participants will receive a complimentary CLA visor and will have an opportunity to win weekly and grand prizes. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHALLENGE 

Deadlines

  • The challenge will formally begin on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 12:00 a.m. (Pacific)
  • The deadline to register and form your teams is June 20, 2022.  After this date, no additional registrants will be accepted.  Anyone who has not formed or joined a team by August 3rd at noon will be assigned a team.
  • The challenge will end on July 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Accessing the Challenge Platform/App

You can access the challenge platform on your web browser or through the iOS or Android mobile apps.  
If using one of the mobile apps, you will be prompted to enter our challenge domain which is calawyers – the full domain address is calawyers.bigteamchallenge.com.

Using the Challenge App

Check out these helpful and quick resources from the app provider, Big Team Challenge.  Tutorial videos provided address both the desktop and mobile apps.  

Information and Tutorials for New Users

Frequently Asked Questions

Once the challenge has begun all features of the app platform will become available.  You will be able to monitor your personal activities, your team’s activities, and keep tabs on the team leader board.  There are also challenge and distance achievements to keep you motivated.  The challenge administrator will intermittently send communications to participants – these messages will be visible via email and on the app platform under “Challenge Updates”. 

Your Activity & Logging It

Challenge participants will be able to log their step activities via FitBit, Garmin Connect, or manually via the app (manual tracking could be made easier with the use of any pedometer).  You can walk, jog, or run whenever and wherever is most convenient for you.  If you have synced your FitBit or Garmin Connect with the challenge app, your activity will be automatically updated each time you visit the challenge app.  Please note that once the challenge has begun on June 18th, you must join a team in order to begin logging your step activity– see the “TEAMS” section below for more details. 

The route is a total of 803 miles, so for teams of five, an equal share per team member would be about 161 miles over the six weeks.  A good goal for individuals is to walk at least 27 miles each week or 4.5 miles per day with one rest day per week.  On average, a mile is about 2,000 steps.  With a daily goal of 4.5 miles, we challenge participants to walk 8,000 steps each day.  While that might sound like a lot, remember all of your steps count.  Here are some ideas from the Mayo Clinic to conveniently incorporate more steps into your day: 

  • Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Or combine your activity with social time by joining a friend to walk his or her dog.
  • Try music. A bouncy tune or something with a strong beat can make activity more enjoyable and help motivate you to walk farther or faster.
  • Include the family. Instead of an afternoon movie, go for a walk or hike together.
  • Walk while waiting. Take a walk instead of sitting when you’re early for an appointment or waiting for a flight.
  • Schedule workday walks. Put reminders in your calendar for short walking breaks to ramp up your energy throughout the day. Have a one-on-one meeting? Plan to walk and talk.
  • Park farther away. Choose parking spots farther away from the entrance. If you take the bus, get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way.
  • Take the stairs. Even going down the stairs counts as steps and burns calories.

Teams

This challenge is designed to be completed by teams of five in five weeks.  Smaller teams are technically permitted, but strongly discouraged.  The parameters to win or complete the challenge will not vary based on team size – in the end, the first three teams to complete the full route (or get the farthest on the route) win – see the challenge rules for more details.  

Anyone of or over the age of 18 years may participate in this challenge. Challenge participants do not need to be members of CLA nor the legal community to be eligible.

You can watch this two-minute video for some guidance on how to join or form a team.  Feel free to use the Facebook group to connect with others and form a team.  If you have not joined a team by June 20th at noon, you will be assigned to a team by the challenge administrator. Please note that participants will not be able to begin logging their daily activity until they have joined a team.  If you find yourself without a team until the 06/20 deadline, you can retroactively log your activity from 06/18 – 20 (if any) using the manual entry tool on the app platform. 

Prizes & Incentives

All challenge participants are eligible to receive a CLA visor to help keep you protected from the outdoor elements throughout the challenge.  In the registration process you will be prompted to provide your mailing address for this purpose.  Visors will be distributed via mail in late June / early July to those who have provided full mailing addresses and have logged steps. 

The first three eligible teams who complete the entire challenge route will receive the prizes noted below – all members of the team will receive one of each item noted.  Please note that if a winner has already purchased registration to the CLA Annual Meeting, they will be eligible to receive a refund.  Please see the challenge rules for more details.

  • 1st Place 
    • CLA T-shirt
    • $50 Amazon Gift Card 
    • Complimentary Registration to CLA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego
  • 2nd Place 
    • $25 Amazon Gift Card 
    • Complimentary Registration to CLA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego
  • 3rd Place
    • Complimentary Registration to CLA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in San Diego

The individual who walks the furthest distance by the end of the six week challenge time frame will win a FitBit Luxe (TM).

The individual who walks the furthest distance each week of the challenge will win a CamelBak Eco-Arete 18L Backpack. There will be one winner per each of the six weeks. A challenge participant may not win this prize more than once during the challenge.
The weekly prizes are made possible by our generous sponsor, Khamoushian Law Group.

Rules & Waiver

All challenge participants will need to register online.  The final phase of the registration process will be to accept both the rules of the challenge and a waiver and release of liability.  The full text of each are provided to you at the time of acknowledgement, but are also available here for reference. 

Challenge Rules 

CLA Waiver and Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement

Questions & Assistance

If you have any questions about the app platform, please reach out to the app provider, Big Team Challenge, directly.  To contact Big Team Challenge, visit the challenge app and click the blue and white circular icon in the lower right corner of your screen.

If you have questions about the challenge rules, logistics, prizes, etc., you can contact CLA’s Health and Wellness Committee at Wellness@calawyers.org.

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