Virtual Challenges

Spice up your exercise (distance based) routine by completing one of our virtual fitness challenges this semester! Connect your favourite fitness apps or manually log your running, walking, cycling etc distances and submit your results to be entered to win prizes and claim your spot on the challenge leaderboard.

Winter 2021 Douglas College Virtual Challenge

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Are you ready to tackle some of the world’s most beautiful hikes? Back by demand, the Winter 2021 Douglas College Virtual Challenge will take you around the world covering a roughly 120km journey through some of the world’s most beautiful terrain. Walk, run, bike, swim, or simply track your activities and log them in our Strava group to add up the km’s and complete the 120km challenge (avg. 20km/week or a little less than 3km per day).

Who can join? Registration is open to all students and employees of Douglas College

When does it start? Feb. 1- March 14 2021. Registrations open January 18 and close January 31.

Where are these virtual hikes? Hikes from across the world will be featured. We will have an average weekly goal of 20km to cover our 120km goal over the 6-week timeframe. Virtual hikes will be released at the beginning of the week to serve as motivation.

How can I join? It's a simple two step process:

  1. Sign up on our registration form
  2. Join the Douglas College Recreation Strava group and each time you walk, run, jog, bike, use the app to track your distance.

Are there prizes? Absolutely! Complete a minimum of 20km of the challenge and you will receive an event t-shirt. Complete the entire 120km of the challenge and you will receive a Virtual Challenge "Finisher" t-shirt. Additionally, for every 10km that you complete (maximum of 12 ballots per person), you will earn a ballot to be entered into a draw for our prize pack which includes a FITBIT Charge 4 and some Douglas College Royals swag.

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Are you a staff or employee of the college? Sign up and represent your department to earn virtual badges and flex your fitness clout among your colleagues. Simply enter your department in the registration form and we will track your progress towards the virtual badges below. You can track your departments progress via our weekly updates on DC Connect.

On the Rise

Improve your department average of km’s gained over the past week. Average is taken as the total km's gained by participants in your department during the week over the number of participants registered to your department.

Exercise Buffet As a department, log 3 different activities for the week, ie. run, bike, swim or any other combination of 3 different activities.
Say Cheese Submit a photo on behalf of your department during your weekly activity for us to feature

*We will be developing more virtual badges as the event progresses to help keep you motivated.

Have questions or need more info? Reach out to Sean Velasco at