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Race from Winnipeg to The Pas with Recreation Services!

Race from Winnipeg to The Pas with Recreation Services!



Race from Winnipeg to The Pas with Recreation Services!


  • What is the challenge?
    • Be the fastest to walk, run, ride or roll 626 km (equivalent to 782,500 steps) to win this individual challenge.
    • Join the UW Recreation Services Walking Club and enter your steps and activity minutes at
    • The challenge starts Wednesday July 1st, 2020 (participants can still join the challenge after this date).
    • Staff, faculty, students, family, and friends are all welcome.
  • How do I participate?
    • Click here for instructions on joining the “UW Recreation Services” UWALK community and entering steps/activity minutes.
    • Staying active while physically distancing ourselves can be difficult, here are some ideas to stay active:
      • Try an online fitness class - Recreation Services is offering free virtual fitness classes
      • Check-out some easy-to-follow exercise programs offered by the UWinnipeg Athletic Therapy Centre.
      • Dance to your favourite music
      • Do lunges, crunches, or your favourite exercise while watching TV
      • While working from home, take a 3 minute walking break around your house every half hour
      • Do chores and cleaning around the house
      • Walk up and down the stairs if you have them
      • Go for a walk (remember to follow all Manitoba Health guidelines if walking outside, including not leaving your home if you are self-isolating or symptomatic, maintaining a 2 meter distance from other people, and staying close to home)
  • Are there prizes? 
    • Yes, the first to achieve 782,500 steps will win a $25 Skip the Dishes gift card and all participants who enter steps during the challenge will be entered in a draw to win a $25 Skip the Dishes gift card.


Any questions that can't be answered using our FAQ can be directed to


Happy Walking!



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