Celebrating 150 Years ~ 1867-2017

150 Walking Challenge - March Events

March 1st, 2017

Calling all Dayton VA Medical Center staff and volunteers, Veterans and community members! 2017 is a historical year for the Dayton VA Medical Center as it celebrates servicing Veterans for 150 years. The 150 Walking Challenge was established to encourage health and wellness in those who directly impact the Dayton VA Medical Center. In celebration of 150 years the 150 Walking Challenge was developed. The challenge consists of, an individual walking (or rolling) 150 miles over the course of 2017 at Dayton VA Medical Center sponsored and/or approved walks. Teams of up to 10 members are also encouraged, to accomplish the most miles possible! Walk over 150 miles and you will be in the running to win the grand prize for the most mileage completed!!!!  1st, 2nd and 3rd place individual and Team finishers (for most miles walked; TEAM competition based on average miles walked by each Team member) and those who complete the 150 Walking Challenge will receive prizes, too. This challenge will begin January 1, 2017 and conclude on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 at the Veterans Day Ceremony at Dayton VA Medical Center. Let's get walking!

For details about the 150 Walking Challenge, please visit: http://daytonva150.com/events/event.html?event_id=55 .

If you are interested in registering, please contact : Betsey.striebel@va.gov. If you would like a walk approved to be included in the 150 Walking Challenge, please contact Betsey.striebel@va.gov, no less than 30 days prior to event. Any events submitted less than 30 days in advance will not be considered.

 Dayton VA Medical Center Sponsored Walks for March 2017:

  • Walk n' Roll:
    • Monday and Friday (every week)
    • Location: Currently, due to cold weather: Walk participants will meet in the basement of Building 330 and walk in the basement.
    • TIME: 12:15
    • Duration: 45 minutes 

 

  • Walk n' Roll:
    • Tuesdays and Wednesday (every week)
    • Location: Currently, due to cold weather: Walk participants will meet in the basement of Building 330 and walk in the basement.
    • TIME: 12:10
    • Duration: 30 minutes 
  • Walk n' Roll:
    • Thursday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 
    • Location: Currently, due to cold weather: Walk participants will meet in the basement of Building 330 and walk in the basement.
    • TIME: 12:15 PM
    • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Walk n' Roll:
    • Tuesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
    • Location: Currently, due to cold weather: Walk participants will meet in the basement of Building 330 and walk in the basement.
    • TIME: 8:00 AM
    • Duration: 60 minutes
  • World Kidney Day Walk n' Roll #1:
    • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    • Location: Meet in Building 330, Main Lobby (Weather permitting, walk will be outside, otherwise walk will be in basement.)
    • TIME: 11:55 AM (Leave to walk around 12:00 PM
    • Duration: 60 minutes
  • World Kidney Day Walk n' Roll #2:
    • Thursday, March 9, 2017
    • Location: Building 330, Basement
    • TIME: 4:15 PM

Dayton VA Medical Center Approved Walks for March 2017:

Walking Strides Group:

  • Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Location: Location: Dayton Mall, inside the mall in front of Macy's, 1st floor.
  • TIME: 2:00 PM
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Warrior 150 Challenge Hike #1:

Join the Dayton Hikers and the Dayton VA Medical Center for Hike #1 of the Warrior 150 Challenge. This is a non-competitive hiking event; results are not being tracked and will not be posted. Hikers will need to sign-in at the start of the hike, in order to participate in the Warrior 150 Challenge. Please hike at your own risk.

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 18-19, 2017

  • START TIME:     7:00 AM to 8:00 AM (Both Saturday and Sunday; Hikers need to sign in both days).

  • WHERE:             Buckeye Trail, from Downtown Troy to Downtown Dayton (Deeds Point)

  • START POINT DAY 1:   Downtown Troy; Troy Map Point 14: Adams Street Bridge

  • END POINT DAY 1:  Taylorsville MetroPark
  • START POINT DAY 2: Taylorsville MetroPark
  • END POINTDAY 2:       Downtown Dayton; Troy Map Point 5: Deeds Point

  • DISTANCE:        24.9 miles; 39.84 kilometers

Please come out and hike as much or as little as you like, 150 Walking Challenge Participants will be given credit for miles walked. 

HIKE DETAILS:  Hikers will hike 24.9 miles from Downtown Troy on mainly paved bicycle path along the Great Miami River. Hike passes through Troy, Tipp City, Eastwood Metro Park and Island MetroPark. This route begins at the registration area (located in Troy City Park next to Adams Street Bridge). Hikers will follow the Blue Blazes and the Buckeye Trail Troy Map from Point 14 to Point 5. See map for details http://buckeyetrail.org/sections/sections.php?section=troy

Please visit: http://warrior150challenge.com/ for more information.

Attention, DVAMC, CBOC's, 3rd shift and Weekend employees:

Interested in walking or rolling after you complete your work day?  Or do you want to walk or roll prior to starting your work day but the 12:10 PM regularly scheduled “Walk n' Roll” is not a good time for you?  If you are interested in being a leader for a "Walk n' Roll" after work, during an alternative TOD to the day shift or are at a CBOC, please contact betsey.striebel@va.gov. Or maybe you walk on a regular basis at DVAMC and would be interested in making it a group walk, where others can join please contact betsey.striebel@va.gov.

Weather permitting, walk will be outside, otherwise walk will be in basemen