Smart Travel Workplaces Date of issue - 10 April 2015

Dear Marcher,
We hope that you had fun during Marchathon 2015 and you're enjoying getting out walking in the lovely sunshine, long may it continue!! This year over 130 teams from 16 campuses all around the country got out walking during the 10 days of Marchathon. Together we walked for just under 350,000 minutes which is the equivalent of walking almost 30,000 km!!
We're signing off for Marchathon 2015 now but before we do we would like to say a final THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to you and your team for taking part. If you'd like to stay in touch we will continue to update the Marchathon Facebook page so feel free to continue posting your comments and photos!
Happy Walking!!
Sharon & Ken
Smarter Travel Campus
PS The Student Cycle Challenge 2015 will run in October/November!
  Prize Giving
Prize Giving in Limerick with LIT, UL and Mary Immaculate Collge (in conjunction with Limerick Smarter Travel)
Marchathon 2015 Winners

1st place – SWIERSZCZYKI, Trinity College Dublin

2nd place – The Fungal Growths, NUI Galway

3rd place – REC UCD, University College Dublin


The Best Campus Award was won by the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and the Best On-Campus Implementation Team Award was awarded to Anne Cooney, Mairead Victory and their colleagues in Athlone Institute of Technology.

There are also a huge number of Spot Prize Winners including Best Team Photo, Team Member, Team Captain, Marchathon Story and many more. To see if you're on the list of winners check out the winners page on our website. Prize giving events are being held in campuses all around the country, we will be in touch with details as they are confirmed.


Congratulations to all prize winners and to everyone who took part and got out walking during Marchathon!

  1st Place Winners: SWIERSZCZYKI, Trinity College Dublin  
  1st Place Winners: SWIERSZCZYKI, Trinity College  

Get Up + Get Out + Get Walking = Fun Happy Hormones!


Every Little Helps - Try to Move Your Body More Today Than You Did Yesterday...


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Ziyanda tells her Marchathon Story...

I participated in Marchathon and the Cycle Challenge last year but Marchathon 2015 was different. I felt more involved!! Being the team captain of uptown funk group, I made daily plans of where we would walk. This year we incorporated fitness (by walking) and site seeing in moderate paces. We went walking to places that we’ve never been to in Sligo and also outside of Sligo. In a way Marchathon also made us adventurous!!

I also noticed that I lost weight, which was a hard thing to do, but it happened in a way that a never thought it would. It happened without me over thinking or making a huge amount of effort. It was really fun incorporating fitness while walking with friends!! I wish we were able to document it better with photos but when you get into it ( the walking) you forget about the challenge!!!  I’m sad that this is my last year of college and may not be able to participate in Marchathon but I know no matter how cheesy this may sound but Marchathon is part of my daily living now. So thanks to you guys I’m fit as a fiddle now!!!!!!! Bring on the summer lol

Ziyanda, Team Uptown Funk, IT Sligo

Q. I won a prize how can I collect it?

A. Prizes have now been sent to each campus. Some on campus coordinators are in the process of organising prize giving events on campus. We will send you these details or details of where you can collect your prizes as soon as we have this information from your Marchathon On-Campus Team.

Q. How can I get involved in promoting the Student Walking Challenge in my campus?

A. If you would like to get involved in helping to promote future Student Walking or Cycle Challenges in your campus please email

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No. Campus   Team Name   Minutes
1. Trinity College Dublin   SWIERSZCZYKI   9,570
2. National University of Ireland Galway   The Fungal Growths NUIG   8,710
3. University College Dublin   REC UCD   8,680
4. National University of Ireland Galway   Tirellan hoomies   8,160
5. Institute of Technology Blanchardstown   EAC@ITB   8,000
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