Bee Amazing Race 2018

2018 Be(e) Amazing Race

Be(e) A Fitness Fanatic!

This year, racers will do their best to become U of L Fitness Fanatic - engaged in a struggle to improve their health and motivate their co-workers to do the same. Each week, you will be given inspiration and challenges related to a different type of wellness activity or physical activity.

The Be(e) Amazing Race also known as Heart Smart is an initiative to encourage wellness and increased physical activity among staff and faculty at the University of Lethbridge. You can count the steps from your car in the parking lot to your office, and/or your daily run.  The Physical Activity Guidelines indicate that adults should accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity per week in bouts of 10 minutes or more (including brisk walking!)  So let’s get moving!   

Earn 10,000 bonus points by telling us how YOU Stay Well at the U of L. Submit a photo of something you do to maintain your physical and/or mental well-being to Please note your photo and info will be displayed on the Wellness website and/or Social Media.   

Early bird registration opens April 23, 2018. For more information and to register, visit Heart Smart 2018

Walk for 30 minutes on April 25 (Wellness Walk Day) and earn 1000 early bird points. Email wellness if you do so and we'll make sure to log your points. 

The Supporting our Students committee is proud to announce another opportunity to Support Our Students. We have partnered with the Students’ Union and organized a food drive as part of the upcoming 2018 Heart Smart Challenge. Help us fill the shelves of the SU’s food bank for fall and earn points towards your Heart Smart score!

SU Food Bank Challenge 

Beginning Monday, April 23, non-perishable food donations to the SU Food Bank will earn you up to 10,000 additional points towards your Heart Smart score. Most donations will earn 500 points, but the following high-demand items will earn 1,000 points each:

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • 1+ litre juice
  • Unopened package of juice boxes
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Unopened box of granola bars
  • Canned meat, excluding tuna

Donations can be dropped off at the Students’ Union office (SU180) or Karen Ogilvie's office (Calgary Campus) during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) where you will need to complete the donation form to track your Heart Smart points. So start shopping and get ready for the 2018 Heart Smart Challenge.