Miles for Wellness Challenge 21 Miles for Wellness Challenge 21: The Trail to Go Green, ran from March 16 to May 10, 2020 and celebrated the Earth Day 50th Anniversary, Participants were able to log any form of physical activity to move along the virtual trail, which highlighted a variety of events, including opportunities for environmental stewardship, festivals and educational sessions. Earth Day was formally launched in April 1970 and the movement brought about fundamental environmental laws across the United States and recognition worldwide of the need to protect the environment. The creation of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts and the formation of the Environmental Protection Agency were the first by-products of this historic movement. The Challenge 21 virtual trail took participants from Kings Mountain, N.C., to our nation’s West Coast and back to Bald Head Island. The goal was increase your physical activity without ever having to leave your work/home/play environment! Challenge 21 Final Team Standings Bionic Hare Division 1st Place: All Accounted 4 Department of Public Safety Total Steps: 13,407,806 Total Miles: 6,704 Top row (L-R): Darcy Williams, Mark Wilson, Latoya Thomas.Bottom row (L-R): Juanita James, Team High Stepper Chuck Thrift, Team Captain Angela Melvin.Not pictured: Junie Jacobs, Monique Hall. 2nd Place: Walking Warriors Department of Health and Human Services Total Steps: 13,146,767 Total Miles: 6,573 Team Members: Team Captain Julie Hall, Team High Stepper Dennis Liles, Susan Bryant, Nick Harris, Anne Smith, Kenny McNeese, Alan Cuddington, Roxann Ferguson, Kimberly Stallings, and Debi Artis 3rd Place: Mountain Fit Department of Transportation Total Steps: 12,845,218 Total Miles: 6,423 Top row (L-R): Karen Duckett, Ben Williams, Ted Adams.Bottom row (L-R): Roger Ayers, Wanda Austin, Berry MostellerNot pictured: Team High Stepper John Holland, Team Captain Sarah Holland. Super Hare Division 1st Place: Walky Talkys Department of Health and Human Services Total Steps: 8,304,246 Total Miles: 4,152 Top row (L-R):: Team Captain Mark Stewart, Karina Hernandez, Susan ListerBottom row (L-R): Christina Powell and Stephanie MossNot pictured: Laura Anderson, Michelle Barrett, Daniel Facer, Team High Stepper Erin Piechocinski, Doris Ybarra-Salinas 2nd Place: Globe Trotters Department of Transportation Total Steps: 8,260,484 Total Miles: 4,130 Top row (L-R): Karen Duckett, Ben Williams, Ted AdamsBottom row (L-R): Roger Ayers, Wanda Austin, Berry MostellerNot pictured: Team Captain Sarah Holland, Brian Burch, Hillary Chastain, Team High Stepper Jason Chastian, Gregory Connor, Adam Cross, Michele Hall, Michael Jones, Spencer McDonald, Jeremy Bailey, Will Murajda, Michele Noel-LaQuatra, Brad Pyle 3rd Place: I'm Not Using PEDs Department of Transportation Total Steps: 8,3096,128 Total Miles: 4,048 Top row (L-R): Team Captain/High Stepper Al Inman, Amanda VanDerBroek, Katie Trout, James PearceBottom row (L-R): Casey McKelvy, Lauren Haviland, Billy BarrierNot pictured: Aaron Moody, Caroletta Daniels, Sazia Bashar Hare Division 1st Place: UNC Charlotte R&ED UNC Charlotte Total Steps: 5,550,354 Total Miles: 2,775 Top row (L-R): Nikki Simmons, Valerie Crickard, Team High Stepper Shawnee HaneyMiddle row (L-R): Debbie Bolick, Team Captain Leslie Jenkins, John JacobsBottom row (L-R): Hector Henry, Zack Tarlton, Kathy EdwardsNot pictured: Cathy Moore 2nd Place: BTRM+Finance Department of Health and Human Services Total Steps: 5,545,607 Total Miles: 2,773 Top row (L-R): Zaye Brewer, Alice Saunders, and Kristin TrouttMiddle row (L-R): Team Captain Jackie Holloway, Krystal Hilton, Michelle CountsBottom row (L-R): Team High Stepper Stephanie Gibbs, Stephanie Nmashie, Brandy McMillianNot pictured: Deirdre Brown, Lisa Mitchell 3rd Place: EcoTerrestrials Department of Commerce Total Steps: 5,521,759 Total Miles: 2,761 Team Members: Joanne Engberg, Tim Fenn, Team Captain Jackie Gallion, Regina Graham, Taryn Madden, Team High Stepper Tammy Moore, Marcy Paucke, Elizabeth Rouse, Jeff Smith, and Anne Solomon Tortoise Division 1st Place: TRANSFORMers Department of Health and Human Services Total Steps: 4,459,595 Total Miles: 2,230 Top row (L-R): Jean Holliday, Cathy PaceBottom row (L-R): Susan Bryan, Team Captain Emma Sandoe, Tabitha BryantNot pictured: Kimberly Kilpatrick, Debi King, Amanda Van Vleet, Sarah Gregosky, Madhu Vulimiri 2nd Place: Environmental Science Rulz Department of Commerce Total Steps: 4,441,292 Total Miles: 2,221 Team Members: Ann Grant, Sarah Gymburch, Brandon Warburton, Bernard Barrameda, Team Captain Bonnie Forbes, Kathy Schnizler, Cille Tutherow, Marc Komlos, Team High Stepper Chris Goforth, Larry Leathers 3rd Place: The Transporters Department of Transportation Total Steps: 4,409,073 Total Miles: 2,205 Top row (L-R): Brian Radakovic, Andrew McDaniel, Hannah Mann, Team High Stepper Walter HuntBottom row (L-R): Erin Cheely, Team Captain Michelle Berry, Suzana MattaNot pictured: Jacquelyn Bowles, Misty Bowman, Samuel Megahed.