Take a Journey to Rio

To celebrate the Olympic Games being held in Rio de Janeiro this summer, the County is hosting its own competition—Journey to Rio. The six-week contest challenges County employees to go the distance with a step challenge or reach new heights in a step challenge. So go for bronze, silver or gold!

Whether you are an elite athlete or just getting started, the Journey to Rio is for you. Employee Wellness Director William Erese, an Olympian himself, said making small changes to everyday habits makes a big difference.

“Journey to Rio is an opportunity to set a personal goal, keep track of progress and strive for success,” said Erese.

So lace up your sneakers and get ready to move. Sign up for the healthy competition in LMS. Search for “Stairwell Campaign” or “Walking Campaign” and click on “register.”  If you’re really in it to win it, try both! Registration is open through Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Pedometers will be mailed out to participants who sign up for the walking campaign.

The campaign runs for six weeks. It starts Feb. 8 and goes through March 18.

Participants will record their daily steps and/or stairs on log sheets. There are separate log sheets for steps and stairs.

Prizes include T-shirts, picnic blankets and camping chairs. These awards will be given at the end of the campaign based upon level completion.

Anyone who completes all three levels before the end of the campaign is encouraged to keep tracking their progress.

The last day to turn in your log sheet/s to DHRWellness.FGG@sdcounty.ca.gov is March 25.