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WINTER 2024 MOC WALK CHALLENGE

About the Challenge

Mushkegowuk Health is excited to announce the Winter 2024 Moc Walk Challenge! The Moc Walk Challenge is a free-to-join initiative that aims to increase diabetes awareness and support regular physical activity amongst Mushkegowuk community members and their families. This event is an opportunity for you to get active and have fun, while taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle. We hope you'll join us! 

Why should I participate? 

Moving more, eating healthier, and smoking less are proven ways to lower your risk for diabetes. For many people, type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, and if you're already living with diabetes, these same changes can make managing your condition easier. 

Over the course of the Moc Walk Challenge, participants will be required to record and submit their weekly steps. Keeping track of your activity will allow you to look back on your progress over time, and it gives us the opportunity to hold you accountable. You will also have the chance of winning some great prizes! 

How do I participate? 

To participate in the Winter 2024 Moc Walk Challenge, please complete the registration form by 11:59 PM January 14th, 2024. 

The Winter 2024 Moc Walk Challenge will run for six (6) weeks, from Monday, January 15th - Sunday, February 25th. Participants will be required to submit their steps weekly to qualify for the final prize draws. To accommodate varying activity levels, there WILL NOT be a weekly step requirement, but there will be a minimum total step requirement for the entire challenge. We will tally your steps over the course of the Moc Walk Challenge, and prizes will be drawn according to a tiered system. The more steps completed, the bigger the prize available to be won. The tiers are as follows: 

TIER THREE: a minimum of 210,000 cumulative steps (an average of 5,000 steps per day) 
TIER TWO: a minimum of 315,000 cumulative steps (an average of 7,500 steps per day) 
TIER ONE: a minimum of 420,000 cumulative steps (an average of 10,000 steps per day) 

S
et a goal that is realistic for yourself and work up from there.
 

How else can I win? 

Every week during the Moc Walk, you will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly challenge. At the end of each week, a winner will be drawn from the participants of that week's challenge. 

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Submit Your Weekly Steps
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: January 14, 2024. Register here.

Submissions for weekly activities must be sent to mocwalk@mushkegowuk.ca before the deadline.

Week 1

(January 15 - January 21)

Weekly Challenge:

Journal Entry

Download the exercise

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM Sunday, Jan. 21st

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 4PM

Week 5

(February 12 - February 18)

Weekly Challenge:

Strength Building

Download the exercise

(available Monday, Feb. 12th)

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM, Sunday, Feb. 18th

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 23, 2023 at 4PM

Week 2

(January 22 - January 28)

Weekly Challenge: 

Healthy Eating

Download the exercise

(available Monday, Jan. 22nd)

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM Sunday, Jan. 28th

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 4PM

Week 6

(February 19 - February 25)

Weekly Challenge:

Journal Entry

Download the exercise

(available Monday, Feb. 19th)

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM Sunday, Feb. 25th

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 23, 2023 at 4PM

Week 3

(January 29 - February 4)

Weekly Challenge: 

Health & Wellness Bingo

Download the exercise

(available Monday, Jan. 29th)

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM Sunday, Feb. 4th

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 9, 2023 at 4PM

Week 4

(February 5 - February 11)

Weekly Challenge:

Mental Health 

Download the exercise

(available Monday, Feb. 5th)

 

Deadline to submit activity:

11:59 PM Sunday, Feb. 11th

Deadline to submit weekly steps:

Friday, June 16, 2023 at 4PM

Submissions for weekly activities must be sent to mocwalk@mushkegowuk.ca before the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How old do you have to be to participate?

You must be 10 years of age or older to participate.

Is the Moc Walk Challenge only open to Mushkegowuk members?

The Moc Walk Challenge is open to all Mushkegowuk community members, including Weenusk, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Moose Cree, Chapleau Cree, Taykwa Tagamou Nation, and Missanabie Cree. The challenge is open to residents of the Northern communities and the Timmins Area. Mushkegowuk employees are also eligible to participate. 

How do you register?

You can submit your registration form here. The deadline for registration is 11:59 PM Sunday, January 14, 2024.   

How do you record your steps?

You can use any personal tracking device of your choosing (Apple Watch, Smart Watch, FitBit, Pedometer, any cellphone device).

 

Are steps only counted when going for walks?

No. You can begin recording your steps from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. The aim of this challenge is to get you moving more - choose a form of activity that is enjoyable to you and see what you can accomplish throughout the day.

Will we receive a device to record our steps?

No.

When do we submit our steps?

Submit your steps by 11:59 PM on Sunday of each week. Please see the Moc Walk Calendar page for the deadlines.

Where do we submit our steps?

Submit your steps online using our weekly submission forms. If you have trouble accessing these forms for any reason, please submit your steps by email to mocwalk@mushkegowuk.ca

How else can I win?

Every week during the Moc Walk, you will have the opportunity to participate in a weekly challenge. At the end of each week, a winner will be drawn from the participants of that week's challenge. 

I couldn’t upload or submit my steps because… “I have no internet.” “I was busy.” “I was travelling.” Etc.,

You are required to submit your steps weekly to remain eligible for the final prize draws. If you are unable to submit yourself, you can have someone submit on your behalf. Submitting your steps is YOUR responsibility.

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