In support of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery
In support of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Recovery
The second leg in our Triple Challenge For Recovery is the Minutes For Recovery Virtual Challenge. After so many months of quarantines, full and partial lockdowns, and not being able to see our friends and family, we thought a virtual challenge event is just what we need to get our spirits up! In this event we're racking up minutes of activity, so whether you're cycling, hiking, running, or rowing, OR doing a Pilates, yoga, boxing, barre, HIIT, or whatever other workout you enjoy, add up all those minutes and challenge all of your friends to join you in being active!
While individual participation is always available, we'd like to highly encourage people to invite a team of friends, co-workers, family members or even perfect strangers to join them on a team and challenge other groups of friends! We've been isolated for so long, let’s all enjoy this challenge with our friends (in a safe, smart way of course!).
There’s a lot of details and a few different team types so read on for all the information you could ever need!
The individual grand prize is a $100 Amazon gift card! ALL ENTRIES, wether signed up as a team or as an individual, will be eligible for this grand prize!
With a maximum of 5 participants, this can be any group of friends, family, co-workers, random strangers, whatever you want! Compete against other social teams for a chance to win lunch on us (individual $15 Subway gift cards will be given to all team members, for you to enjoy as a group or individually, however the current COVID regulations allow).
Show off that workplace pride by joining together with other members of the same occupation! There's no limit on participants in these groups, and we encourage you to invite all of your co-workers, near and far, to join you and prove which occupation is the most active! Healthcare workers, small business owners, warehouse workers, casino workers, insurance agents, lawyers, police, fire, EMS, whatever industry you work in can have a team!
As a non-profit ourselves, we know how hard this Covid world we live in has been on our local and national non-profits. Fundraising has changed, how we interact with our communities has changed, and even the funds available to us have changed. We’d like to offer this challenge as an opportunity for our non-profit friends to get a team of staff and/or volunteers together and get out there and get active! Teams are limited in size to 5 members, and the prize will be an organizational boost for the non-profit (we'll be announcing the prize soon!).
There's a wide range of non-profits out there, and in this particular case we'd like to focus on the smaller ones which are probably feeling the impacts of the past year more heavily than the larger ones. Any non-profit with a staff of less than 50 is welcomed to sign up and and create a team! The winning team will get that organizational boost, but each non-profit team that signs up will also get a shoutout and introduction on our Facebook group page to get the word out about who you are and what you do! Everyones a winner just for signing up!
As a way to encourage even more participation, we've set up referrals for this event! This means when you sign up, a link will be generated for you with a code in it. You share this link anywhere you want (social media, email, text, whatever!), and when 5 people sign up by using your link you will get $5 refunded from your entry! When 10 people sign up, you get another $5 back for a total of $10 off your entry! It doesn't matter what team they sign up for or if they sign up as an individual, as long as they sign up you get a discount!
Once you sign up for a team, you will have the opportunity to pre-purchase entries for others at a discounted price! You can buy two entries discounted $5 each, or 3 or more entries discounted $10 each. Pre-purchase options are an excellent way for employers or business owners to buy entries for their employees, or a great way for friends and family to pre-pay for their social teams!
For all those who participate in the entire Triple Challenge For Recovery, we will present them with a challenge coin commemorating the event! This is our first of hopefully many Triple Challenges, so if you missed out on our September event, never fear! There will be another opportunity to complete a Triple Challenge and get your Challenge Coin!
First things first, go be active! Use whatever tracking device you usually use (or even just a clock!) and go do what you love to do! (For example, I did a half hour video workout, a 15 minute walk, and an hour horseback ride)
Once you've logged in, you'll want to go to your profile. You can do this by clicking on your image icon in the upper right hand corner, and selecting "Profile" as circled in red in the photo above.
Scroll down in your profile section and you'll find a list of all you're events. Find Minutes For Recovery and click Submit Virtual Results, as seen circled in red in the photo above.
Note: This is also the area where you can manage your team settings!
Now just fill out the form, hit submit, and you're all set!
You can fill these out by activity (so I can log my 30 minute morning workout, my 15 minute lunch walk, and my 60 minute ride separately). Or you can log by day, so I would just log in 105 minutes for the day and write out what I did in the comment section. Logging is entirely up to you! But keep in mind if there's a typo or an outrageous number input we will ask for verification/clarification so those comments are more a reminder for you!
Our Facebook group is to promote camaraderie and cheer each other on, so come join us and let us know how your month is going!