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Commuter Challenge: May 10-16, 2014

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 10-16, 2014). 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!

Why the Challenge

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 10-16, 2014, so begin thinking about how you'll spend your dollars that otherwise would have been pumped into the gas tank.

How to Participate

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:

  • Mode of transit used
  • Number of miles traveled
  • Calories burned
  • Avoided emissions

At the end of the week the results are tallied to determine the winners in each category.

What is a qualifying commute?

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.

How do I compete (and win) the Good to Go Commuter 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:

Workplace

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)

Divisions:

  • 1 Employee
  • 2-10 Employees
  • 11-25 Employees
  • 26-50 Employees
  • 51-100 Employees
  • 101-499 Employees
  • 500+ Employees

Teams/Groups/Organizations

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

Individuals can win by logging the most miles traveled using alternative modes of transportation.

Sign up

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!

2012 Good to Go Commuter Challenge Participants and Partners

 

  • Advocate Bromenn Medical Center
  • Bloomington Cycle & Fitness
  • Bloomington Normal Water Reclamation District
  • Bloomington School District 87
  • Calvary United Methodist Church
  • City of Bloomington
  • Common Action Free School
  • COUNTRY Financial
  • Ecology Action Center
  • Entré Computer Solutions
  • Federal Express
  • Friends of the Constitution Trail (a Commuter Challenge Sponsor!)
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
  • Heartland Community College
  • Heartland Veterans
  • Hile Group
  • Illinois Central College
  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • ISU Facilities
  • ISU Institutional Web Support Services
  • McLean County Government Employees
  • McLean County MissFits
  • McLean County Unit District #5
  • Mennonite Church of Normal
  • Mulberry School
  • Northside Church of Christ
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
  • State Farm
  • Thomas Metcalf School
  • Town of Normal
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington Normal
  • Vitesse Cycle Shop (a Good To Go Sponsor!)
  • WGLT
  • YWCA McLean County

 

2011 Good to Go Commuter Challenge Participants and Partners

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