The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Human Resources in partnership with Student Health Services and the Department of Employee Trust Funds is gearing up for the 8th Annual 10,000 Steps Challenge:

Stepping into the
next 150 years!

We have many exciting new events planned for UW-Platteville employees, students and retirees to help them in their quest to be fit: in mind, body and spirit.  Please see the Events Calendar below to learn all about the many free events on campus.   The Latest News About 10,000 Steps will be updated weekly.  Check this out to find out about weekly team and drawing winners as well as upcoming events.

We invite all UW-Platteville employees, students, and retirees to participate in a 10,000 Steps Walking Challenge - Stepping Into the Next 150 Years!  Any five individuals can create a team.  You can even challenge other teams to some friendly competition!

    What do you need?

  •     A device for tracking steps (phone app., fitbit, pedometer, etc.)
  •     Comfortable walking/running shoes
  •     A team which consists of five people, a team name, and designate a team captain
  •     Team Captain to register your team

We hope you are all looking forward to striving for 10,000 steps a day with Kickoff on Monday, February 29!  Please sign up your team below.  Register your team by 4 p.m. on Friday,
February 19.   We will have the t-shirts in time for Kickoff, so please send in your team photos so we can post them on our webpage (see link on the right).

This resource is available through funding offered by the Department of Employee Trust Funds to support employee wellness and the Well Wisconsin Incentive program.  Healthier starts with you.

We would like to thank the following sponsors:

  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)
  • Dean Health Plan
  • TASC
  • Health Choice
  • EPIC Specialty Benefits
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • Trinity Healing Arts
  • Medical Associates

Welcome to the wonderful world of walking!

Walking is quickly becoming the exercise of choice for millions. It is a lifetime activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The positive benefits are undeniable. Not only is it one of the safest and most effective ways to meet your health and fitness goals, but it is fun, easy, and rewarding, both mentally and physically.

The goals of this program are:

  • Promote good health
  • Increase daily activity level
  • Build teamwork
  • Have fun


  • Team Captains:  Team fees are $40 (includes a t-shirt) and are due at Human Resources office, 2300 Ullsvik Hall by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 19.  T-shirts will be ordered and here by the 10,000 Steps Kickoff on February 29. 
  • Only count the steps that appear on your tracking device or use the conversion chart for other activities.  Please see the 10,000 Steps Resources on the right.
  • Team and individual tracking chart/steps conversion chart
  • 10,000 Steps Challenge Event Calendar
  • The goal is to be active and contribute whatever steps you can to your team.

Benefits of Walking

Walking has countless benefits ... whether you know it or not.  It is so enjoyable and easy,
and it does so many good things for you:
- Cardiovascular Benefits
- Disease Prevention
- Longevity and Aging
- Psychological Benefits
- Increased Energy
- Muscle Toning
- Calorie Burning and Weight Control

NOTE: If you have a chronic illness or joint problems or any exercise restrictions you need to check with your health care provider before starting any exercise program.


Gallery of Photos from Past Events

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