SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k

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SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k Race Description

 

Presented by SMU Human Resources in partnership with MS Health Promotion Management 

 

Race Anytime between April 10th and April 17th

 

How do I participate in the SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k? 

The SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k allows SMU faculty, staff, students, family and friends to complete the race on their own, any time during the week of April 10th to April 17th, 2021. You will run or walk your own 5K at your own pace, and at a time and location of your choosing. Select a safe route in your neighborhood, through parks, on off-road trails or even on a treadmill. Complete the distance, upload your results and share your accomplishments on social media using #SMUWellpower5k (follow us on Facebook and Twitter)! If you choose to complete the 5k with family and friends please make sure to mask up and pony up!

 

How much does it cost to participate in the SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k? 

5k registration: $10 and includes a free race t-shirt and a swag bag!

1 Mile Fun Run (12 and under): FREE but does NOT include t-shirt or swag bag! 

 

What are the steps to completing your SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k?

 

Before You Start Your 5K:

  1. Decide that you are going to participate and REGISTER HERELook out for confirmation email with links to the results upload page.
    • SMU faculty, staff and graduate students are welcome to invite family and friends to register!
  2. Encourage your departmental co-workers to also register for the 5k, to help your department win the first annual Pacesetter Award given to the SMU department with the greatest percentage of faculty and staff 5k participants.
  3. Start training with the SMU Applied Physiology Virtual Run Club on Strava.
    • If you are SMU Faculty or Staff, make sure to submit logged runs/walks for 50 Wellpower points each, for up to 1000 points!
  4. Pick up your packet at Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall during designated packet pick up times between April 5th and April 9th. Look out for email with specific times and place the weeks leading up to the race.
    • If you are an SMU faculty, staff or graduate student and invited family and friends to register, you must pick up the packet for your invited guests.
  5. Once your packet is picked up, select and map out a 5K route that is safe and COVID-19 friendly.

Completing Your 5K Between April 10th- April 17th:

  1. Choose a time between April 10th and April 17th to complete your 5K.
  2. Hydrate, warm up and put your race t-shirt on!
  3. Accurately record the distance and duration of your run by using a smart watch, tracking device or mobile app, such as Garmin, Strava, Apple, FitBit or GoogleFit. Take a screenshot or photo of your watch or app for proof of completion. We also accept non-GPS photo uploads, such as tired dogs and sweaty selfies. However, your upload must include GPS evidence to be eligible for individual awards.  
  4. Take a photo and add to the fun on social media! Share your photos with #SMUWellpower5k so the SMU community can celebrate with you!
  5. Officially submit your results via the special link provided on the participant self management page. Through this link, results will be posted and tabulated to determine the 5k champions.
  6. SMU Faculty and Staff, don't forget to submit your participation via the online Wellpower portal for 1000 points! 

I have kid(s) under the age of 12 that want to participate?

  • Kids under the age of 12 are invited to participate in the 1 mile Fun Run for no cost, just make sure to register your kid(s) when completing your registration.
  • The Fun Run will have the exact same results upload process as the adult 5k.
  • Please note that a t-shirt and packet are NOT included with the Fun Run registration, however some extra goodies will be included in the parent/guardian's swag bag.

 

                    SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k Award Categories 

 

   Overall               Masters (45+)       

SMU Faculty/Staff 

Pacesetter Award

Male and Female 1st  Male and Female 1st  1st place awarded to 
Male and Female 2nd Male and Female 2nd  department with the greatest %
Male and Female 3rd Male and Female 3rd  of faculty/staff participants

 

Disclaimer: Must upload photo of GPS result evidence to be eligible for individual awards. 



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    SMU Virtual Wellpower 5k

  • Location: Anywhere
  • Categories:
    • SMU Undergraduate and Graduate Student
    • SMU Faculty/Staff
    • SMU Faculty/Staff/Graduate Student Family or Friend
    • 1 Mile Fun Run (12 and under)


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