The first 150 to register will receive an Employee Health & Wellbeing reusable tote!

How it works

Walktober is back! This online physical activity challenge will encourage you to get out there and MOVE! During this 6-week challenge, you will record your steps or your dedicated exercise minutes. As you accumulate steps/minutes, you will virtually travel the world to visit scenic fall locations. You will learn about each location, get to browse through beautiful fall images, receive regular wellness tips, and have access to a library of healthy recipes. If you are tracking your steps, you can sync your Fitbit of Jawbone device with Walktober. You also have the ability to enter your steps manually if using a fitness tracker not supported by Walktober.

As you are accumulating steps/minutes, you will acquire leaves, which will allow you to earn points for both yourself and your team. The leaves are as follows:

  • Red Leaf: 6,000-7,999 steps/30-44 minutes – Worth 3 points
  • Orange Leaf: 8,000-9,999 steps/45-60 minutes – Worth 4 points
  • Gold Leaf: 10,000+ steps/60+ minutes – Worth 5 points

You can choose to participate as an individual or on a team of 4-5 members. Whether going at it solo or as part of a team, you have the option whether or not your points are displayed on the leader board. Prizes will be given out to the top 3 individuals and the top 3 teams at the end of the program.

Additional Features:

  • Sole Mates- a friend feature that allows you to encourage and keep one another on track
  • The Walking Wall- an interactive message board to post your successes, photos, or read tips from the experts
  • Wellness tips (emailed daily or weekly based on your preference)
  • Over 250 healthy recipes
  • The mobile app to make syncing & tracking your steps even easier

Program Dates

Registration: September 17- October 7th

Walktober Program: October 1st – November 11th

Walktober Awards Ceremony: December 4th 11:30am – 1pm, Bacchus Theatre (Perkins)


The Walktober program is part of the All Access Membership. With this annual $75 membership, you can participate in both the fall and spring program (Spring into Motion), the full year of fitness classes, plus all workshops and Lifestyle Improvement Programs.

Weekly Activities and Raffle Prizes

Each week, Employee Health & Wellbeing will be challenging participants to engage with one another and the community. You may be challenged to take a lap around the green, visit your local state park, or make a healthy recipe with your family. Details will be provided in the weekly emails from Employee Health & Wellbeing.  At the end of each week, all challenge participants will be entered into random drawing. The raffle winner will be able to choose one (1) of the prize options listed below.


     Prize Details
Nutribullet Pro  Nutribullet Pro 13-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer. Learn more.
FitBit Flex2  Choose the FitBit Flex 2 (Learn more).
Swell Water Bottle  Choose from 17oz or 25oz from a selection of various patterns.
Bluetooth Earbud Headphones  Learn more. 
Theracane Massager  Release trigger points in your muscles with this self massage tool. Learn more. 
UD Hoodie/Jacket  Select a UD hoodie or zip jacket of your choice from the UD Bookstore or 5 & 10 up to $100 value.
Food Prep Containers  18-piece glasslock food storage containers (Learn more) and lunch containers (Learn more).
3 Pack Personal Training  Receive a 3-pack UD personal training session

Walking Groups

Plan to have a recurring walking group on campus? Let us know so others can join! Complete this form and we will post it below.

Interested in joining an existing walking group? View the walking groups around campus below. (If blank, there are no walking groups at this time)


College Cup Competition –  Which college or administrative unit can log the most activity? The Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics will be looking to repeat their title after their win lat Walktober. To compete, be sure to note which college you are a part of during program registration. If you are not part of a college, please select the Non-College option. Your total activity points will count towards your designated college or administrative units total points.

Top 3 Teams – At the end of the program, the top 3 teams will be awarded. Points are based on the team’s average leaf points as reflected on the Walktober team leaderboard. Each member of the first place team will receive a prize!

Top 3 Individuals – At the end of the program, the top 3 individuals will be awarded based on total points earned as reflected by the Walktober individual leaderboard. The top finisher will receive a prize!

Golden Leafers – At the end of the program, all individuals who earned the maximum amount of golden leaves (42) will be recognized.

Fall Into Fitness