UI Stride

Welcome to UI Stride!

Ready to get moving toward better health and well-being?

UI Stride is designed for University of Illinois System Office departments and units to help employees get active and healthy. This self-paced challenge is a fun, easy way to have friendly competition with other departments. This challenge also helps departments and units to bond and enables employees to meet one another and create an inclusive and active community.

In this six-week challenge, your UI Stride goal is to achieve 859,500 steps as a team by recording your steps and activity levels. The goal of 859,500 steps comes from the approximate amount of steps it would take to walk directly from the University of Illinois at Chicago to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to the University of Illinois at Springfield and back to the University of Illinois at Chicago! All participants in UI Stride will receive a t-shirt with the UI Stride logo.

For more information, see the Participant Guide.

And the winners are...

1st Place ~ OTM Chicago
2nd Place ~ Office of University Audits
3rd Place ~ Alumni Alliance

Way to go UI Striders! We would like to thank everyone who participated. While this challenge was organized as a friendly competition, the goal was to inspire each of us to engage in more activity. We hope the challenge has succeeded and you will continue to stay active!

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 14: Registration begins! Get registered for the challenge at https://go.uillinois.edu/UIStride
  • Monday, October 21: UI Stride begins! Start recording your steps and activity to help your team reach or surpass the goal of 859,500 steps!
  • Friday, October 25 at 12:00 PM: Registration deadline. We hope you will join before the program starts, but you may register as late as one week into the program.
  • Saturday, November 30: UI Stride challenge ends.
  • Monday, December 2 at 11:59 pm: Last day you can log your steps and activities completed during the six week challenge.