Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month
HKU Virtual Walking Challenge
Challenge yourself, your friends, your colleagues and your family members and be into win prizes with a total estimated prize pool of approximately $20,000! During our previous challenge in 2018, over 1400 people from 18 countries and regions participated and together we completed 463,447,412 steps in one month, which was equivalent to walking 7 times around the world. We are taking it literally "one step" further and are aiming, with your help, to walk to the moon! That's approximately 557,101,500 steps! A lofty goal but with your help we can do it!
The HKU Virtual Walking Challenge encourages the HKU community (students, staff, retirees and alumni) to come together with the common goal of virtually walking together. With this, the challenge aims to promote fitness and a healthy body and mind as well as to create a sense of community on campus and around the world through healthy competition.
This time we have been working hard together with the Computer Science department in developing a HKU Walking Challenge App to use our smartphones (iphone and android included) to keep track of your daily steps, show your own and your teams performance as well as the rankings of the Walking Challenge.