Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

September 14, 2017

Dean Denton Campus Community,

Please join me on Monday, September 18 as we kick off the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge with a “walkout” at 12:20 pm. We’ll meet in front of Fitness and Recreation for a 30-minute walk around our beautiful campus. Fit and Rec staff will be on hand to assist you with logging your first activity and answer any questions regarding the challenge. T-shirts will be awarded to the first 100 "walkout" participants who log activity.

The Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge is a Mother-Nature-meets-March-Madness competition with 100 schools from across the country going head-to-head for four weeks—September 18 to October 15—to see who can get the most people outside and active. The university with the most points at the end of the competition will be crowned National Outdoor Champion. You can earn individual points and also accrue points for the Texas Woman’s team as you get active in the outdoors walking, biking, relaxing in a hammock, and other outdoor activities for at least 30 minutes. A maximum of five (5) activities per day can count towards the challenge.

The past two years, Texas Woman’s has placed third competing against the likes of Arizona State, University of Maryland, and Ohio State University—to name a few. This year, I want us to win! I expect the "walkout" on the Denton campus to start us out leading the challenge—but everyone, even your family members, can help the university earn points. Fitness and Recreation and various units from the Division of Student Life will be organizing events throughout the challenge on all three campuses to help keep up our momentum, and they will be awarding prizes throughout the four-week challenge for points logged, participation, event door prizes, and other fun contests. Beyond these incentives, I also encourage you to participate for your own personal benefit—healthy mind, body, and spirit.

The first thing to do is to download the Outdoor Nation app and register for the Texas Woman’s team beginning now or anytime throughout the challenge. Encourage your friends and family to join our team. For more information read the ON Campus Challenge FAQs. You can follow Texas Woman’s Fit and Rec on social media for all the latest events.

Let’s show the "outdoor nation" what the #campuswithaheart can do when we care about our mind, body, and spirit as we learn to thrive! I’ll see you outside!

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.

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