Spring Semester Step Challenge Kicks Off

23 March 2021 Comments Off on Spring Semester Step Challenge Kicks Off

Spring is here, and it’s time for another Step Challenge, held as part of the Physical Education and Sports Center’s “Sports as a Way of Life” program. The four-week challenge just kicked off this Monday and will run through Sunday, April 18, so there’s still time to get involved.

Designed to take place outdoors on the Bilkent campus, the event is open to all Bilkenters, and challenges everyone to take at least 12,500 steps on the days they’ve chosen to make walking or running their exercise activity.

You’ll need to record the number of steps you take by using your smartphone’s health app, and then, if you’ve taken at least 12,500 steps that day, send an image of the total to the email address spor@bilkent.edu.tr. One of the great things about this event is that you can participate on the days and at the times most convenient for your schedule.Participants are to walk/run at least three times and at most five times per week; they need to take at least 12,500 steps on each day they choose to exercise, and will get 5 points each time this is done.

Students taking GE250/1 who collect points in the challenge will also receive points for the course: 30 points for 75,000 steps, 40 GE points for 112,500 steps, and 60 points for 150,000 steps.

The first 50 people to indicate (by emailing the image of their step totals) that they are participating in the activity will receive a T-shirt; the second 50 people will receive a mask.

For more information, please call the Sports Center at ext. 1993 or email spor@bilkent.edu.tr.