Celebrating 150 Years ~ 1867-2017

150 Walking Challenge - May Events

May 1st, 2017

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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 May 2017:

Walk n' Roll:

Monday:          12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

Tuesday:          8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Tuesday:          12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Wednesday:    12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Thursday:        12:10 PM to 12:45 PM

Friday:             12:15 PM to 1:00 PM

***Be sure to sign-in for the W&R to have miles count. Sign-in sheet is located in th elobby of Building 330,to the left of the  information desk near the volunteer sign-in.***

Dayton VA Medical Center Approved Walks for May 2017:

2017 Strides for Mental Health 5K:

             Saturday, May 6, 2017

    • Location: Dayton VA Medical Center
    • TIME: TBA
    • Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

           Presented by: National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Montgomery County Ohio

The 19th Flying Pig Marathon

    • Sunday, May 7, 2017
    • http://flyingpigmarathon.com
    • “The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon is a beautiful course, which “flies” along the streets of Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, Mariemont, Fairfax and Columbia Township. Our course presents a well-balanced, diverse tour of some the best neighborhoods in the area.
    • Various distances available.

Walking Strides Group:

    • Sunday, May 7, 2017
    • TIME: 2:00 PM
    • Duration: 60 minutes

Walk & Run in Color:

    • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • Location:      Patricia Allyn Park

                          7256 St Route 48

                          Springboro, OH

VA2K Walk & Roll – “Raise Awareness of Homeless Veterans.”

    • Wednesday, May 17, 2017
    • Distance: 1.2 miles

Armed Forces Day 5K

    • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    • Location: Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio 45428.  Take the Gettysburg Avenue or Liscum Drive exit via Route 35.
    • Distance: 3.1 miles

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.