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.

5 peaks challenge


5 Peaks Challenge

Do you think you have what it takes to climb to the tops of some of BC’s finest mountains? Join us as we climb (in distance) Grouse Mountain, Seymour Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Stawamus Chief 3rd peak, and the Lions. All you need is a fitness tracking app and a little motivation to get started!

Who can participate? This challenge is open to all Douglas College students, staff, and faculty. A valid DC ID will be required to claim any swag or prizes.

When does it happen? Tracking begins October 13- November 3

How does it work? Join the Douglas College Recreation Strava group and use the app to track your distance each time you walk, run, jog, bike, or swim. This is a virtual challenge that will roughly span the distance (not elevation) of the following 5 peaks:

  • Grouse Grind (2.9km)
  • Mt. Seymour (9km)
  • Cypress Mountain (10.5km)
  • Stawamus Chief 3rd peak (12km)
  • The Lions (16km)

Total distance of the challenge is 50.4km. Over the 3 week challenge roughly equals an average of 2.4km/day.

What do I get if I accept this challenge? Aside from the life changing benefits of a regular exercise routine, the first 20 people to register for the challenge will receive a 5 Peaks Challenge T-shirt and a Royals water bottle (distributed during the first week of the challenge). Register early as the offer is only valid while supplies last!

Additionally, for each 10km completed, you will receive a single ballot entry into a grand prize draw for a Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker (if you complete the 50km challenge, you will receive 5 ballots for the draw). The grand prize will be awarded at the completion of the challenge.

Sounds like fun! How do I register? *REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED* 

  1. Register via this 5 Peaks Challenge registration form. You will need to enter your Strava ID on the form, so make sure you have that handy.
  2. Join the Douglas College Recreation group on Strava to log your distance each time you walk, run, bike, or swim and watch the km’s add up to summit these peaks. We will monitor your weekly progress and track your results on our leaderboard for some added bragging rights.