Global Corporate Challenge 2014

In 2014 I can....

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There are strong links between your health and wellbeing and your physical activity. If you are more active you will also be healthier and happier, so start to think about the things that you can do to get moving in 2014.

The GCC 2014 is a team based walking challenge to help improve the health and wellbeing of workers through regular physical activity, and the University is encouraging staff to participate in the challenge this year.

The challenge officially starts on 28 May and you have until 20 May to register your teams. It costs just $685.30 (including GST) to register a team of seven.

Click here to check out last year's end of challenge highlights.

GCC Fast Facts

University GCC statistics, how we finished up in 2013
Total distance covered: 484,748 km – this equates with walking around the world 12 times
Total energy burnt: 127,246,400 kj – this equates with 188,234 glasses of red wine or 121,767 slices of cake

For 2014's fast facts keep coming back to this page as the challenge progresses.

Register your team now

Get Moving

If you have any questions about registering, or would like some communication resources to help spread the word within your area, please contact Ellym@gettheworldmoving.com or call 03 9536 8117

FAQs

Question Answer
Are the teams being funded this year? In 2013 Work Health and Safety and faculties/PSU's covered the cost for a number of University teams to participate. This year the costs are not being funded centrally through Safety, Health and Wellbeing and we have requested faculties/PSU's cover the cost.

Some teams may need to self-fund. Entry is $97.90 per person and you will need a team of seven to enter.
Can I still register for the GCC? Team registrations are now open for the 2014 challenge. Use the link above to register your team now.
What are the responsibilities of the team captain? The team captain registers their team, receives and distributes the Pulse accelerometers to their fellow team members, and hopefully provides inspiring team leadership and motivation.
I can’t find my GCC login details. What should I do? Your team captain should be able to login and re-send your GCC welcome email. If that doesn't work, contact Safety, Health and Wellbeing on x15555 or whs.information@sydney.edu.au
Are my daily steps uploaded automatically from the GCC Pulse to the website, or is it manual entry? You will need to manually enter your daily steps online using your GCC website login details. Go to the STEP ENTRY tab at the top of the GCC home page.
How often should I reset my GCC Pulse accelerometer? The GCC Pulse accelerometer only needs to be reset once per day ie. last thing at night when you take it off, or first thing in the morning when you put it on. That's when you record your steps for the day. The device will snooze while you are seated or stationary (to save battery power), but will wake-up again when you start moving.
Does my swimming count towards my GCC steps? Yes. As long as you count the number of laps you do (and know the length of the pool), then all of this effort will count via the swim to step converter on the GCC step entry page. For example, four laps of a 25m pool would mean you add 100m to the swim converter. This equates to 475 well deserved steps.
Does my cycling count towards my GCC steps? Yes. Just enter your cycling distance (kilometres or miles) into the cycling to step converter on the GCC step entry page. This will automatically convert and credit your step entry with the extra ‘steps’ you earned on the bike. Please ensure that you still wear your GCC Pulse when cycling as the small movement detected while riding also counts towards your daily activity.
What happens if a member of my GCC team withdraws from the competition? The team member can be replaced.
Does workers compensation insurance cover an injury caused as a result of participating in the GCC? Workers compensation insurance covers injuries incurred as a result of someone’s normal course of employment.  If someone is injured during a work sanctioned event, they may be covered for that injury but.  If an injury does occur as a result of participating in the GCC please contact Injury Management immediately.