Three DHHS teams placed in the top two divisions in the fall of 2013 Miles for Wellness Challenge, Trail to Four Corners. Two winning DHHS teams were from Central Regional Hospital and the other was from the Division of Information Resource Management.
The virtual trail, co-sponsored by the N.C. Office of State Human Resources and WeSave.com, started on Sept. 30 with 168 teams registered and concluded on Nov. 24 with 154 teams completing the eight-week challenge. The journey took participants through nine states, beginning in Wilmington, N.C., and winding to the Four Corners Monument in New Mexico. The trail was studded with 44 points of interest to see along the way and giveaways to eligible winners, including restaurant gift cars and an Apple iPad Mini.
On Sept. 30, 168 teams were registered to participate and on Nov. 24, 154 teams completed the eight week challenge, for a 91.6 per cent completion rate. Those teams in the running for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their division found the competition stiff. In some cases, it was the difference of 250 extra steps per day per team member.
DHHS teams placed in the two top divisions as follows:
1st Place: Wilmington Wahoos; Division of Water Resources; DENR
2nd Place: Footloose; Central Regional Hospital; DHHS
3rd Place: Rockin’ Record Techs; Central Regional Hospital; DHHS
1st Place: Got the Runs; Transportation Planning Branch; NCDOT
2nd Place: Hough’s Hoppin’ Hares; William A Hough High School; NCDPI
3rd Place: The Holy Walkamolies; Division of Information Resource Management; DHHS
Congratulations to our DHHS walkers!
2nd Place Super Hare Division: Footloose
Kneeling: Alison Prevost. Standing, left to right: Katherine Hilliard, Statewide Wellness Coordinator, Emily Cox, Team Co-Captain, Ashley Nazworth, William Clemmons, Jr., Lindsay Fought, Team Co-Captain, LeJay Parker, Olivier Goust, Team High Stepper, and Terrance Adams.
Not pictured Stoney Bowman and Nealie Tebb.
3rd Place Super Hare Division: Rockin’ Record Techs
Kneeling, left to right: Kevin Smoak, Team Captain, Crystal Wood, Mike Holt. Standing, left to right: Elva Elliott, Stanley Sanford, Katrina Williams, Kathy Lloyd, Team High Stepper, Diane Oakley. Not pictured Katrina Harris and Frances Pettiford.
3rd Place Hare Division: The Holy Walkamolies
Left to right, seated front row: Jim Golden, Team Captain and Team High Stepper, and Felicia Davis, DHHS Wellness Leader. Left to right, Back row: Arun Kumar, Danielle Brady, Tom Reeher, Jennifer Braley, Lucy Cornelius, Gary Lapio, and Clinton Morrow.
Not pictured: Anita Sundaram and Karen Guy.