Go for the Gold with UW’s Summer Olympics Challenge!

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The Summer Olympics are a time of unity, celebration, and extraordinary athletic achievement. At the University of Washington, we’re bringing that same spirit to our campus community with a fun and engaging UW Summer Olympics Challenge. This is your chance to challenge yourself, support your colleagues and celebrate the joy of the games together!

How to earn your UW rings

From Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 11, your challenge is to complete each of the following well-being tasks DAILY. Just like the Olympics, this challenge is no small feat!

  • Exercise: Engage in 30 minutes of exercise.
  • Nutrition: Consume 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables.
  • Hydration: Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water.
  • Mindfulness: Spend 10 minutes practicing mindfulness.
  • Connection: Connect with a colleague or family member for at least 15 minutes.
  • Kindness: Perform one act of kindness. Teams should also participate in one volunteer activity during the two-week program.

Events & activities to reach your goals

The Whole U will host a variety of events and activities throughout the two weeks to help you reach your daily goals, including:

Daily 15-minute Movement Break – Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Daily 10-minute Mindfulness Break – Monday through Friday, 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Weight Training – Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:15 a.m and 7:15 a.m.

Wetlands tour at UW Bothell – Jul 30, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Smartphone Photography 101 – Jul 31, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Restorative Yoga Class – Aug 01, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Mindfulness Walk with Danny Arguetty – Aug 07, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Creative Sketching: A Non-Traditional Art Class – Aug 08, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Attend our Opening Ceremony!

All who register for the challenge will be invited to join us for a special Opening Ceremony on Thursday, July 25 at noon. You’ll hear from UW Softball and Olympic coach Heather Tarr, and UW Rowing and Olympic Coach Michael Callahan! Tune in for a fun video, and more information to get everyone excited for the challenge to begin on Friday, July 26.

Celebrate unity and excellence

The UW Summer Olympics rings represent the unity of Seattle campus, UW Bothell, UW Tacoma, UW Medicine and our UW retirees. By earning your UW rings, you’ll embody the spirit of unity and excellence that defines the Olympics and our UW community.

Additionally, this signature program is benefitting Special Olympics Washington. If you are able, we encourage a donation of $5 to support their life-changing programming.

Why join the Summer Olympics Challenge?

Fun and Engaging: Compete in a variety of fun tasks that promote well-being and camaraderie.

Support a Great Cause: Help support Special Olympics Washington with your participation and optional donation.

Stay Connected: Strengthen your bonds with colleagues and family members through meaningful activities.

Personal Growth: Enhance your physical, mental and emotional well-being with daily challenges.


Register Today!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to go for the gold with UW! Whether you participate as a team or an individual, you’re sure to have a blast while making a positive impact on your health and community. Register today and get ready to embark on a journey of unity, health and excellence. Let’s make the UW Summer Olympics Challenge one to remember!

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