Registration Deadline: May 26th

The registration deadline is coming up quick. May 26th is the last day to register for the 2017 Amazing Illinois Race.  Now is the time to sign up if you haven’t yet. If you have already registered, please encourage your colleagues do likewise.

Don’t miss out on the fun this summer!

Business, Education, FAA, PRI, and Tech Services register here

Applied Health Sciences register here

Graduate College register here

The 2017 Amazing Illinois Race

Welcome to the 2017 Amazing Illinois Race! Over the course of 7 weeks we will attempt to walk around the world on our version of the Amazing Race. It’s not a literal walk around the world obviously, we will be counting our steps.

Last year the Colleges of Education, Business, and Fine and Applied Arts teamed together on this very same trek and collectively 212 people walked the equivalent of over 114 million steps, approximately 1 1/2 times around the Earth! We are pleased to announce that Technology Services and the Prairie Research Institute will also be joining the adventure this summer. Welcome!

Teams of six will be formed to make the trip around the world together. Along the way we will have a series of events to enhance your trip to wellness this summer, such as a scavenger hunt, health and wellness workshops, and other college-wide activity challenges. (psst, bonus steps will be awarded to those who participate in these extras)

Please note that you do NOT have to be on campus to participate in this initiative; you can be away and still record your steps. You can count other activities through the use of the conversion chart which will convert your activity into steps.

We invite and encourage you to register today. Please click here to sign up. The 2017 Amazing Illinois Race will officially begin June 5 and conclude July 23. The committee will form teams the last week of May, so please register prior to the start date to participate, however you can join at any time.

Two years ago, Art + Design Professor, Stephen Cartwright, designed a traveling trophy that will go to the college with the most steps per capita for the duration of the trip (this adjusts for different size colleges). Bragging rights are at stake on multiple fronts!

This is a great way to get to meet new colleagues and represent your college in a fun and healthy way. We hope you will join us this summer.