Trek to the North Pole

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The AU Wellness Committee is excited to announce this year's "Trek to the North Pole Challenge"! This challenge will begin on December 1st and run until December 21st.

Get yourself and your colleagues (up to 10 per team) signed up for this fun activity as we walk to the North Pole for a peek at Kris Kringle and then head back home!

Remember the trek includes weekend activities, so get out there and get active! With the recent dumps of snow, this year's trek could be done by ski, snowshoe or sled (reindeer optional :)

Register Now!

So dust off your winter gear and get your teams registered (maximum of 8 participants)! Registration opens November 30th and the challenge begins on December 1st.

One person per team needs to:

  • Click Enroll.
  • Fill in the form and click Register.
  • In the Select Challenge Team pop-up window, click Create New Team. You will automatically be added to the team.

Once the team is created, other team members can then enroll and join the team.

Don't have a team to sign up with? No worries, we've already created a team that you can sign up to:  Rudolph's Squad

Fitness Trackers 

For those who use fitness trackers, click the Trackers button and follow the instructions to automatically download your steps from your device. 

For those of you who don't have a fitness tracker/pedometer, here is some good information on conversion:


Absolutely! There will be prizes for the first team to arrive at Yellowknife and for the first team to arrive at Santa's workshop, along with weekly prizes for the best enroute-photo and random draws for participation.


Contact one of these Wellness Committee members:

Darren Schmidtke

Gerry Annand

Sherri Byrtus

Andrea Kocher

Happy trekking!!!