RebelWell Walking Challenge kicks off Wednesday

Five participants and one department will receive prizes

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss CommunicationsAthletics Director Ross Bjork will lead a walk on campus Wednesday morning as part of National Walking Day. The walk, which begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Lyceum, kicks off a six-week RebelWell Walking Challenge for UM employees.

RebelWell is a new program designed to help position the university as a leader in programs and initiatives that will improve health, nutrition, exercise and individual wellness. It is funded by a $250,000 grant from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation.

The RebelWell Walking Challenge encourages UM faculty and staff to walk for 30 minutes each day beginning April 2 through May 13.

Each day that you reach the 30-minute goal, your name will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards and prizes, and five winners will be selected. One winning department (based on the highest percentage of people from the same department who participate) will receive a healthy catered lunch.

In the event of rain, Wednesday’s walk will take place in the Tad Smith Coliseum.

Click here to download the log, and turn it in by noon on May 15 to be entered to win.  Winners will be announced May 16.