Walktober Challenge!

Clark College is the Walktober 2019 champion!

Clark College has won the Walktober 2019 challenge, a 31-day walking challenge between Clark College, Lower Columbia College, and Washington State University-Vancouver. Check out this news article for the full scoop. 

Also, a departmental congratulations to Environmental Science with an average daily total of 27,218 logged steps!

Clark College Walktober Champions (2019)

1st  Place:

Sydney Brahmavar

843,756 Logged Steps

2nd Place:

Aaron McPherson

826,264 Logged Steps

3rd Place:

Travis Kibota

720,732 Logged Steps


National Walking Month (October 1-31)  

With 68 participants in 2019, Clark College brought home the Walktober trophy by logging 20,435,605 total steps! Way to go, Penguin Nation!

In 2018, 111 Penguins participated in the Walktober Challenge and logged 30,983,800 total steps earning 3rd place in the 2018 Challenge.

In 2017, Thirty-Seven Penguins entered to the Walktober Challenge (the final participant count ended as Forty-Two). Collectively, Clark College logged 12,615,043 steps earning 2nd place in the 2017 Walktober Challenge.

In 2016, Thirty-Eighty Penguins got moving during the month of October for the second Walktober Challenge against the WSU Vancouver Cougs and the Lower Columbia College Red Devils.  Collectively, Clark logged in 12,412,963 steps earning 2nd place in the college challenge.

Check out everybodywalk.org for information and inspiration. 

Join your fellow penguins and walk your way to better health and a Clark College victory!

Walktober is a 31-day walking challenge between Clark College, Lower Columbia College and Washington State University Vancouver. The challenge begins October 1st, so make sure to track your steps from October 1-31.   

Track your steps (on and off campus) during the month of October and help Clark earn the title, "Walktober College Champion!"  You are sure to have some fun, release some stress, and find more energy! Note, you may join the challenge at any point in the month of October.

Individual prizes awarded to the top three Clark employees with the highest step count. We will also announce the department with the most steps!

Walktober FAQs

Who is eligible to participate?

All Clark College faculty and employees are able to participate in the challenge.

How do I track my steps?

Participants can use a fitness tracker (if you have one) or a mobile app to track steps. Make sure to use the Walktober log daily and indicate how many steps you take each day.
The Walktober log will need to be turned in after the challenge ends.

Download a fillable Walktober log

Do other types of physical activity count?

Yes, all types of physical activity can be converted to steps. See the step equivalency chart for more information.

Important Dates (2019 Challenge):

Tuesday, October 1st

The 31-day challenge begins. Start logging your activity on the Walktober log.

Thursday, October 31st

Finish logging your activity on the Walktober log.

Friday, November 8th

Walktober logs are due to Human Resources, Employee Development.

With varying employee populations between the colleges, how will it be a fair challenge?

For each college, we will find the total number of steps per school (sum of steps for those that submit the Walktober log) and divide by the number of participants to get each college’s average. The college with the highest step average will be the winning college. The winner (Clark College, of course!) will be the recipient of the Walktober trophy as well as bragging rights.

What about individual employee achievements? 

Three Clark winners will be awarded prizes for taking the most steps! The department with the most steps will also be highlighted.

What are the prizes?

1st prize: Complete Fitness Assessment through the Clark College Thompson Fitness Center 

2nd prize: A BODPOD - Body Composition Test 

3rd prize: Six-month membership at the Thompson Fitness Center 

What do I do with the log?

Logs must be submitted to Human Resources via email (vneal@clark.edu), campus mail (BRD 133), or dropped off (Baird Administration Building). All Walktober logs are due by 11/08/19.

Who do I contact for more information?

Contact Vanessa Neal at vneal@clark.edu, or the Thompson Fitness Center at fitnesscenter@clark.edu. You may also view Frequently Asked Questions.

If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to participate in this program please contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901 (VP), or visit Penguin Union Building room 013.