VIRTUAL RUN-WALK CHALLENGE
VIRTUAL RUN-WALK CHALLENGE
About the Wartburg Virtual Run-Walk Challenge
As part of our new programming from the Alumni and Parent Relations Office, Wartburg’s VIrtual Run-Walk Challenge is meant to help the Wartburg community stay connected while also staying active! And we’ve designed our challenges to also benefit something meaningful at the college… your entry fee actually helps students and the campus in concrete ways. Win-win!
All ages and abilities are welcome to participate. At the end, every registered participant will receive a custom-made medal and finisher’s certificate/bib! Click below to see our current and past challenges.
May Term at Wartburg is a special time! Students and faculty focus on immersion learning, Study Away and special in-depth opportunities on campus. For those who stay on campus, the spring weather also lends itself to local outdoor activities that can be enjoyed after class. So in the spirit of May Term, we’re calling alumni and friends to something a little different than our typical “track your miles” kind of challenge! We have a special bingo-style card full of activities that will help you stay active and enjoy the season. You decide which activities you want to complete (cross them off in a row like bingo, or fill in the corners, or go for a total “blackout”) and share what you’re doing in our Facebook group.
All ages and abilities are welcome. At the end, every participant will receive a medal and finisher’s bib/certificate. Sign up individually or complete the challenge as a family/group. If you’d rather do your own thing, you’ll get a blank bingo card to complete with your personal favorite activities.
Support student activities in May
All proceeds from this challenge go directly to the Vogel Library at Wartburg College, which provides equipment for students to borrow free of charge when it’s warm outside. Think bikes, hammocks, yard games, and more! This is the first May Term since its inception that ALL students will be on campus at the same time, so the library is looking to purchase more activities for our students. For each $30 registration, $15 will be given directly to Vogel Library to provide activities for students during May Term and throughout the year; each registrant has the opportunity to forego their medal and designate the full $30 to the Vogel Library.
Dates: May 1 to June 12
Goal: You’ll get a bingo-style grid full of 24 activities inspired by the May Term experience on campus. You complete the activities you want; either fill out five in a row, two rows, or go for a total “blackout.” If you’d rather do your own thing or track running/walking/biking miles, you’ll get a blank bingo card to fill in.
Entry fee: $30, of which $15 goes to the Vogel Library to purchase more items that students can borrow for free, like yard games and hammocks. Invite your family and friends to join you in staying active and supporting a good cause!
Gear up with The Wartburg Store
In celebration of this extraordinary May Term, the Wartburg Store is offering a couple May Term-themed items! Click here to order your 2021 May Term T-shirt today, then check out the May Term tabletop sign that would be a great addition to your home or office. The Wartburg Store also has you covered if you need to update your activewear, get a new water bottle or add some Wartburg flair to your look!
Kick off the winter season by Walking (or running, biking, or a host of other activities) in a Wartburg Wonderland and provide dollars for the Department of Social Work’s annual Holiday Shoppe. Knights across the world are challenged to complete 200 miles between Nov. 18, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021 – that’s roughly 2 miles each day. All ages and abilities are welcome. At the end, every participant will receive a medal and finisher’s bib/certificate. Sign up individually or complete the challenge as a family/group.
Holiday Shoppe, a Wartburg College Department of Social Work tradition since 1988, joins students and faculty from Wartburg with the Waverly-Shell Rock United Way, local faith organizations and area businesses to help families provide gifts for their kids during the Christmas season. This year Holiday Shoppe will serve an estimated 650 children from 250 families in Bremer County and the city of Shell Rock.
Dates: Nov. 18 to Feb. 28
Distance: 200 miles
Entry fee: $30, of which $15 goes to the Holiday Shoppe. Invite your family and friends to join you in staying active and supporting a good cause!
Race your way to Homecoming & Family Weekend with Sir Victor’s Shuffle and provide for a student scholarship! This challenge is for 185.2 miles to be completed between July 19 and Oct. 18 — that’s about two miles each day of walking, running, or another comparable activity (see the FAQ section below). All ages and abilities are welcome. At the end, every participant will receive a medal and finisher’s certificate/bib!
Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship
All proceeds from this race go directly to the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship, an annual scholarship that supports students of diversity in need of financial aid. Cost for the race is $30. The medals, shipping, and other facilitation total $10 per registrant, and the remaining $20 will be put directly into the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship.
Dates: July 19 to Oct. 18
Distance: 185.2 miles (Wartburg was founded in 1852… get it?)
Entry fee: $30, of which $20 goes to the Orange Opportunity Diversity Scholarship Fund
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