For the entire month of February, Red River College staff and students are meeting the challenge of reaching 7,000 steps per day! This month long challenge encourages you to be active and reduce sedentary behavior in your life. Need more incentive? No problem! We have some great prizes lined up for participants. The more days you reach 7000 steps, the better the prizes! Think reaching 7000 steps in one day is too difficult? Think again…Here are some simple ways you can do it: Walking, running, sports, fitness class, have a walking meeting, working out, take the stairs, park further away, walking lunch hour…

Weekly Prizes

During the challenge, we encourage participants to send in a pic of you and/or your co-workers, fellow students, friends and family being active and achieving your daily 7,000 steps to along with a brief synopsis and be entered to win a weekly prize! Your pic may make the blog and inspire other participants to Get Movin!

Week 1 Prize Winner: Monica Morin

From Monica: “Here is a pic after I shoveled some heavy and some soft snow, it’s a bit of a trail for my small dogs and also to get to the fire pit of course. It took me about 45 minutes which translates into 8775 steps. It’a great way to keep moving!”





Week 2 Prize Winners: Carrie Schaepe, Taryn Presley and Chris Snell

From Carrie: ” Taryn Presley and I are taking the RRC Rec Services Self Defense Class led by RRC’s Security Officer Chris Snell. We took some photos this week, as you can see we are taking the Get Movin Challenge seriously and are also learning how to be personally safe at the same time! Win, Win!”





Week 3 Prize Winner: Lindsay Rowan

From Lindsay: ” Last weekend I shot my longest wedding; 16 and half hours, from 8 am to 11:30 pm. I lost count of the amount of squats, lunges and weird yoga possess I did to get the prefect shot. By the end of the time my feet were swollen and my shooting hand was inflamed and had to be iced when I got home.  Here are a few photos of me testing light and being excited there was only 4 more hours to go!

Week 4 Prize Winner: Debbie Donato

From Debbie: ” After a busy day at the office, my walking buddy, Cooper, was more than happy to help me get my steps in – a total of 9514 for the day. With all the energy that this 110 lb pupper needs to burn off, he’s quite a reliable source of motivation to Get Movin’!”

If you have questions in regards to the challenge, please send an email to