Walking Works Employee Challenge

Memorable Moments from the Spring 2017 Walking Works Challenge

Employees enjoy a walk around the City Center fountains during the Walking Works closing reception

Victory Lap with the Golden Sneaker

What is WalkingWorks?

As part of the City's wellness program, the “WalkingWorks” challenge encourages employees to get and stay active! Prizes were awarded weekly through random drawings. Our top 3 teams each one prizes; as well as our Golden Sneaker award for the department with the most participation.

Participation was voluntary, and participants walked or exercised on their own time. However, employees were advised to wear a pedometer or other device all day long to count steps including at home (morning/evening) and during the lunch hour.

First Place Team! Team 7 with members of our Fire and Police Department

First Place Team-Team 7
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Our Team names were so creative this year, here are just a few:
  • Red Light Runners
  • Lean Mean 13
  • Between a Walk and a Hard Pace
  • Basement Dwellers
  • Trekking for Tourism
  • It’s Accrual World
  • Main Street Movers, and 
  • It Pays to Walk.

An opportunity to get moving, and maybe win a prize! As part of the City's wellness program, the “Walking Works” challenge encourages employees to get and stay active!

Participation is voluntary, and participants walk or exercise on their own time. However, employees are advised to wear a pedometer or other device all day long to count steps including at home (morning/evening) and during the lunch hour.

The more you move, the more you might win!

Look at what you could win!

The following prizes are available;
  • $25.00 Newport News Parks, Recreation and Tourism Instructional Class Gift Certificates
  • Delta Dental Lunch Bag with lots of goodies
  • Electric Toothbrushes ( dental health is important too)
  • Fitbits
  • Nine West Sunglasses
  • OCCUMED Gym Bags with lots of goodies
  • Prepaid VISA gift Cards ( value varies)
  • 18 Hole Round of Golf for 4 with cart!

How can you win???

Prizes are awarded as follows:
  • Top 1st , 2nd and 3rd place teams ( awarded at the end of the challenge)
  • Random weekly drawings. Must log activity during the week to be eligible.
Weekly Drawing Winners
  1. Week 5 
  2. Week 6 
  3. Final Week
Name Team Department Prize
Catherine Mills Walk it Out Human Resources $10 Visa Giftcard
Gloria Johnson Swift Justice Sheriff Occumed Bag
Wendy Bright Soul Sliders Libraries Sonic Toothbrush
Mona Wallace Step It Up! Information Technology PRT $25 Gift Certificate
Dominique Murray PWKS Public Works One City Nautical Mile Entry
Maria Tisdale Mega Walkers Engineering One City Maritime 8k Entry
Sheryl Edwards Its Accrual World Finance One City Maritime 8k Entry
**Prizes are available to pick up in Human Resources.  Questions??  Email us:  wellness@nnva.gov
New this Year!
Golden Sneaker Department Challenge!

Calling all departments!  Earn bragging rights all year long!!  The department that has the highest participation rate will earn the right to display the Golden Sneakers in their department!  

*Participation rate is calculated by dividing total number of active participants to the total number of employees in your department
Walking Works Prizes are provided by:
Anthem Inc.
Bon Secours Occumed
Delta Dental
Vision Service Plan (VSP)
Newport News Parks Recreation and Tourism
Once City Marathon
Golden Sneakers