The WellPower 100 Challenge, a free web-based activity-tracking program conducted by the Nebraska Sports Council, begins Monday, Jan. 17. Officials reported that more than 7,800 individuals are enrolled, and those interested can still register at WellPowerMovement.com.
The WellPower 100 Challenge encourages participants to log activity-miles for six weeks, earning virtual badges and qualifying for actual prize-drawings as they improve their health and wellbeing.
“We know that most of us need more physical activity, and most of us need a little help. The WellPower 100 Challenge provides a way to keep score and earn rewards over a time frame that turns occasional workouts into a daily routine,” Nebraska Sports Council Executive Director Dave Mlnarik said.
Mlnarik said those who log at least 100 miles will earn the WellPower 100 badge and qualify for the top-prize drawing. Top prizes, sponsored by Scheels, include a bike, a kayak, several modern fitness devices and several $100 gift cards. Mlnarik said there are also more than 200 lower-tier prizes and 500 virtual badges.
The WellPower Movement also offers a group function for companies and organizations to implement into their wellness program. Mlnarik said more than 300 companies have used the platform since it was created in 2017.
The WellPower 100 Challenge is the first of three prize challenges within the WellPower Movement, which allows enrollees free year-round access to the activity tracker. The program is operated by the Nebraska Sports Council and funded by corporate partners, including Aquafina, Black Hills Energy, CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Farmers Mutual of Nebraska, Liberty First Credit Union, Nebraska Medical Association, Nebraska Orthopaedic Center, Sandhills Global, Scheels, Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, Unanimous, Medica, Tree Rush Adventures and CiShirts.