General Rules

This year’s SUNY Adirondack Wellness Challenge will be an 8-week competition that runs from Monday, September 23, 2019, through Sunday, November 17, 2019.

Have any Questions? Contact Julie Clark in Warren Hall – Student Success Center – 107D or email her at

A Point System has been developed to calculate how many points a person can earn each day. Players participating in the Wellness Challenge will track the following on a daily basis:

Players track their daily total steps using a pedometer. Also each day, players will keep track of their non-step activities in the form of physical exercise. Their steps and physical activity earn POINTS for each day.

Players should “strive for five” and earn points by eating five or more fruits and veggies! You should also be drinking 8 cups (8 oz. each) of water each day.

Players can also earn points by losing weight at the end of the Challenge. A player enters in their initial weigh-in at the beginning of the Wellness Challenge, and then at the end of the 7-weeks, the player then weights-out. Points are earned for losing a percentage of your body weight (not total weight).

Activity Sheets will be provided to record your steps and exercises. These Activity Sheets are for your records only to help you remember and record your activities each day.

Team Captains

It is the Team Captain’s responsibility to get everyone ready and excited to participate! The Team Captain should be the first to sign up and to create the team. After that, the other individuals can sign up and join that team.

How much does it cost?

The cost to participate in this year’s SUNY Adirondack Wellness Challenge is $5.00 per person. CASH ONLY please – no personal checks will be taken. You can contact Julie Clark at or drop by Warren Hall – Student Success Center – 107D.

How do you play?

Each player has two goals. The first is to strive for at least 10,000 steps each day (2,000 steps is approximately one mile). The second is to track any physical activity and exercise routines that you normally would do. There are also points if you choose to participate in the Weight Loss Challenge and earn bonus points.

Each player will need a pedometer at the beginning of the competition, and each player will be asked to keep track of their total steps and physical activity and enter them on their Activity Worksheet (sheets are optional). Make sure you purchase a pedometer before the competition starts!

Each day (or at least each week) log into this website and record your steps and activities to score points. The website will automatically calculate your score and combine the points for your total team points.

To track the weight-loss aspect of the competition, there will an initial weigh-in.
You will be expected to weigh yourself on September 23. Preferably, first thing in the morning. We are using the honor system. If you do not have a scale, please contact Julie. Total privacy will be provided and no one will know your weight. It will NOT be shown to anyone. There is nothing to worry about 🙂

You can also earn bonus points by eating servings of fruits and vegetables every day, participating in events, and more. For more information, please see our section on Bonus Points.

How many winners are there?

By keeping track of each player’s points, they are recorded and added to their teammate’s points. Each team will compete only against those in their League Division (optional). Your team will only compete against the other teams in their League. In general, the following would be recognized:

  • League Division Winners
  • Overall Wellness Challenge Team Winner
  • The Team with the most points
  • The Individual with the most points
  • The Individual who loses the highest % of body weight
  • The Individual with most total steps

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