Marchathon 2018

Marchathon  – The Campus 10,000 Step Challenge

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. It is open to all Third Level Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. The 2018 Challenge ran from 26th February to 23rd March.

1817 people from 20 3rd level campuses took part in this year’s Marchathon, walking 345,142,698 steps. That’s approximately 281,714 kilometres (based on the estimation that 10,000 steps = 8km) 

 

Marchathon 2018 Leaderboard Winners!

Congratulations to the teams who finished at the top of the leaderboards and well done to EVERYONE who took part. 

There have been prize giving events across campuses, you can see events in Athlone IT, NUI Galway and IT Sligo below.

 

Tips from the Winners

Ever wondered what it takes to get to the top of the Average Steps Leaderboard? We grabbed 3 of the 6 team members of Simply The Best (Nora, John and Joe) from Athlone IT who shared how they managed to collectively get 3,256,050 steps over the length of the challenge.

Marchathon 2018 Average Step Leaderboard winners

Ever wondered what it takes to get to the top of the Average Steps Leaderboard? We grabbed 3 of the 6 team members of Simply The Best (Nora, John and Joe) from Athlone IT who shared how they managed to collectively get 3,256,050 steps over the length of the challenge. We're tired just saying 3,256,050!!!

Posted by Smarter Travel Campus on Thursday, 19 April 2018

 

The Winners of the Best Improvers Leaderboard, team White Walkers (Le, Zeeshan and Sameh) from NUI Galway told us what they did to go from 2nd last in their internal department Marchathon competition to finishing 1st place in it and the national challenge.

Marchathon 2018 – Best Improvers Leaderboard Winners

The Winners of the Best Improvers Leaderboard, team White Walkers (Le, Zeeshan and Sameh) from NUI Galway told us what they did to go from 2nd last in their internal department Marchathon competition to finishing 1st place in it and the national challenge.

Posted by Smarter Travel Campus on Friday, 20 April 2018

 

 

Competitions and Prizes

There are TWO leaderboards – Average Steps and Best Improvers.

Average Steps – Pretty simple, whichever team walks the most wins!

Best Improvers – for the teams that consistently walk throughout the challenge, building up their steps. 

Prizes – FitBits, Bluetooth headphones and Marchathon Goodie Bags.

But this truly is a challenge about taking part. There are team photo competitions, story competitions, prizes for best captains/team members, weekly prize draws.   

You can see the winners of those competitions on our social media pages:

Instagram/Facebook:  smartertravelcampus Twitter@Stcampus

 

 

Participating Campuses

– Athlone Institute of Technology
– Cork Institute of Technology
– Dublin City University
– Dublin Institute of Technology
– Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology
– Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
– Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
– Institute of Technology Sligo
– Institute of Technology, Tralee
– Letterkenny Institute of Technology
– Limerick College of Further Education
– Limerick Institute of Technology
– Mary Immaculate College
– Maynooth University
– National University of Ireland Galway
– Trinity College Dublin
– University College Cork
– University College Dublin
– University of Limerick
– Waterford Institute of Technology

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