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Miles for Wellness Challenge 18

Past Miles for Wellness challenges have taken participants on virtual hikes across our state to experience the splendor of natural marvels. This Move More initiative, Miles for Wellness Challenge 18 took us indoors to enjoy entertaining exhibits at several museums.

Beginning on September 24 and continuing for eight weeks, Miles for Wellness Challenge 18: The Trail of Amusing Museums highlighted amusing and/or unusual aspects from one museum to the next.

Employees started in downtown Raleigh at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. After exploring the towering globe on West Jones Street, keeping an eye out for Bigfoot as they headed north toward the world’s only Cryptozoology Museum. Next, they ventured west for some musical and magical entertainment. Team members were warned not to be surprised if their heart rate quickens as they make “virtual” stops to explore the unlawful and the mysterious.

The “virtual trail” finished with the most lighthearted museums of the bunch, exploring some unconventional art, and getting a blast from the past at the final stop, Asheville’s Pinball Museum.

The entertaining Challenge 18 provided employees with some unforgettable places and sights across our great state and nation. 

Bionic Hare Division

First Place:

The “A” Team; NC DOT, Anson County Maintenance

Left to right front row: Mark Hildreth, Michael Harrison, Jeff Davis, Team Captain Susan Thuleen, Team High Stepper Kevin Gathings, and Statewide Wellness Coordinator Katherine Hilliard. Back Row: Carlos Melton, Josh Hatok, and Brett Hildreth. Not pictured: Joel Gatewood and Corey Ricketts.

Second Place:

Quads of Fury; NC School of the Arts

Left to right: Team High Stepper Sesan Oladele, Team Captain Nick Gawlik, Erin Miller, Susan Mecum, Natascha Romeo, Arnold Lane, Debby Pyatt, Tim Greving, and Statewide Wellness Coordinator Katherine Hilliard. Not pictured: Andrea Clemmer and Bobby Lange.

Third Place:

Bionic Steppers; Lenoir Community College