The Go To Good Commuter Challenge is a weeklong event designed to encourage health living and promote the use of sustainable transportation instead of driving alone. The Challenge is a friendly competition between workplaces for the highest employee participation rate and between individuals, teams, groups and organizations to see who can tally the most miles. During the week, participants track and report their commutes online. Public transit, walking, bicycling, car sharing, carpooling, vanpooling, and telecommuting all count for the competition.
The annual challenge is the third week of May (May 11-17, 2013). It's open to anyone who lives, works, goes to school, or regularly commutes in, to or from McLean County. Get started now to save money and earn bragging rights! Everyone who registers gets a free Good To Go collapsible shopping bag, a certificate for a free Carl's ice cream cone and a card good for one free bus ride from Connect Transit. Log at least one sustainable commute during the week and you're eligible to win a $200 Visa gift card!
By driving less, we can all save money on gas and vehicle maintenance as well as reduce the vehicle emissions that cause air pollution. Walking and biking also are good exercise, and carpooling and riding the bus are great ways to build community. Registration is now open for the Commuter Challenge May 11-17, 2013, so begin thinking about how you'll spend your dollars that otherwise would have been pumped into the gas tank.
Every participatant provides a little basic information about their commute and then during the challenge will log their commutes online. Commuters will be able to track:
At the end of the week the results are tallied to determine the winners in each category.
A "commute" means any trip you would have otherwise driven in a car by yourself. In addition to work and school trips, examples include: shopping, running errands, dentist visit, going to a place of worship, etc.
Fitness miles or recreational walking or biking do not count toward the challenge.
Everyone can participate and compete as an individual. You can also choose to participate on a team or as part of your workplace. There are three ways to win:
Workplaces compete for the highest participation rate in their division. (The participation rate is the percentage of employees taking part in the challenge as compared to the total number of employees in the workplace)
Every team member tracks all of the miles from their qualifying commutes each day. The team with the most miles traveled at the end of the week is the winner.
Individuals can win by logging the most miles traveled using alternative modes of transportation.
When registering, you'll be able to indicate your workplace or group/team/organization.
To compete as individual, choose "individual competitor."
Create an account and join the Challenge!
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