2020

On this page, the winners from Marchathon Step Challenge 2020 are announced.

Final

The Marchathon 2020 Final Leaderboard can be viewed here. Congratulations to all of you for taking part and we hope you felt and will continue to feel the benefits, no matter where you started out from. You can download your Certificate of Achievement here.

The winners of this year’s Marchathon are listed below and well done to all!

The top teams on the Overall Leaderboard are:

  1. The Usual Suspects – Galway Mayo IT
  2. Innit to winnit – Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
  3. The School of Walk – IADT

The top teams on the Deskbased Leaderboard are:

  1. AIT Lightwalkers – Athlone Institute of Technology
  2. Tiocfaidh Ár Walk – Mary Immaculate College
  3. Stepexit – Dublin City Council

The winners of the other Leaderboard prize draws are:

  • 4th – 10th place draw: The Footloose Four – Rabobank Dublin
  • 11th – 20th place draw: Red Hot Chili Steppers – NUI Galway
  • 21st – 30th place draw: The Great Pretenders – Cook Medical
  • 31st – 40th place draw: Happy Feet – Dept. Of Transport, Tourism & Sport
  • 41st– 50th place draw: Sexy Boys – Tallaght University Hospital

The Organisational Winners based on participation rates are:

  • Best Campus: Mary Immaculate College
  • Best Large Workplace: Jacobs
  • Best Small Workplace: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

We are absolutely delighted to have won Marchathon 2020. This is third time lucky for us as we have all participated in previous challenges and really enjoyed it. We were really motivated this year after coming close previously, team morale was high and we formed a great team bond over the last month. Marchathon has been a great source of fun not only among our own team but also with other colleagues at GMIT who have enjoyed competing against each other. The banter spurred us on and encouraged us to improve our step count each week. It has inspired us to get healthier and it has really helped to de-stress and improve our mental health, especially in the current crisis. We would certainly recommend all organisations to take part, to enjoy the fun and feel the health benefits too!  The Usual Suspects – Galway Mayo IT

A big thank you goes to all the Coordinators for organising Marchathon within their organisations.  After careful consideration, the Best Coordinator prizes go to the following Coordinators:

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific – Ryan Prendergast
  • HPRA – Liz Giltrap
  • GMIT – Jayne Cooley
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland – Shane Prendergast
  • Cook Medical – Ciara Brosnan

Thanks to those of you who filled out our evaluation survey and we do value your feedback. After a random draw, Goody Packs will be going to:

  • Laois County Council – Mary Brady
  • University of Limerick – Sarah Keane
  • SEAI – Emma Zubia

Thanks to those of you who nominated your Team Captain and the following Captains will receive a €20 gift voucher:

  • GMIT – Aimee O’Malley
  • Mayo County Council – Bernie Ford
  • Maynooth University – David O’Loughlin
  • Arup – Emma Blouin
  • University of Limerick – Hasher Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Solarwinds Software – Jonathan Kenneally

Week 4

Thank you for sharing your In My Shoes stories with us. It was very difficult to choose the winners listed below. The stories can be read below:

The Week 4 Limerick competition has been won by the following participants.

– IADT – Annie Doona
– Laois County Council – Tom Curran
– Mayo County Council – Anne McCarthy
– DCU – Jonathan Farrelly
– DCU – Sarah Dillon

 

Week 3

Hello Steppers,

The Week 3 Leaderboard can be viewed here!

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for the team who reached at least 10,000 steps daily on average as part of the Week 3 Virtual Challenge is:

  • Laois County Council – The 4%s

Thanks for all your Best of Ireland photos – the competition was fierce! The winning photos can be viewed on our website and the winners of this week’s Goody Packs are:

ARUP – Pooky Mitchell                                    BioMarin – Sinead King

Cork City Council – Carissa Murphy              Cork County Council – Michelle McCarthy

Cook Medical – Rocio Bautista Perez      Trinity College Dublin – Patricia Boyle

DCU – Roberta Angioi                                   Fineos – Dagmara Bartus de Souza

Limerick County Council – Michelle Cottam        Limerick IT – Michael Gavin

Letterkenny IT – Robert Queen              Mayo County Council – Paula Leavy McCarthy

Maynooth University – Angela McGInn      NUI Galway – Fiona Drayne

Ronan Daly Jermyn – Sinead O’Mahony    SEAI – Helena Hughes

TE Connectivity – Birte Irmer-Leins            Three – Amber Short

TU Dublin – Peter May                       UCC – Andreea Le Cam

Congratulations and your Goody Packs will be sent out soon.

Week 2

The Week 2 Leaderboard can be viewed here.

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for all teams who reached at least 8,500 steps daily on average as part of the Week 2 Virtual Challenge is:

  • Cork University Hospital – the heavy wheezers

It took a long time to decide on the winners of last week’s Limerick Competition. Well done to all and we enjoyed reading each one. This week’s Goody Packs go to:

Dublin City Council – Antonia Martin
ALD Automotive – Patricia Evenden
Mayo County Council – Ann McCarthy
Mayo County Council – Celine King
LIT – Claire Frawley
Higher Education Authority – Felicity Maxwell
Laois County Council – Mags Flynn

Congratulations and your Goody Packs will be sent out.

Week 1

The Week 1 Leaderboards are live! To view the Leaderboards:

  1. Log into activetravellogger.ie
  2. Select ‘View Leaderboards’ from the home screen
  3. From here you can change the view to display the Overall Team Leaderboard, the Desk Based Team Leaderboard, and the Leaderboard for your organisation only.

Congratulations to everyone taking part and below are the winners from all Week 1 Competitions.

Finally, for this week, the winning team of the draw for the teams whose members reached at least 7,000 steps daily as part of the Week 1 Virtual Challenge is:

  • Cork County Council – Motor Mouths

It was really hard to decide on the winners of the Team Photo Competition. This week’s Goody Packs will be going to:

AECOM – AECOMplete Trek                            UCD – The March Hares

AECOM - AECOMplete TrekUCD - The March Hares

IDA Ireland – Feets On Fire                             NUI Galway – Children’s Studies

IDA - Feets On FireNUIG - ChildrensStudies

RPS Group – Siul na Circe

RPS - Siul na Circe

Useful Resources

There are also a number of self-standing banners available to promote Marchathon at your organisation.  If you wish to borrow them, just email stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie

Useful Links

Visit the Smarter Travel social media channels page for regular updates and tips on the challenge, and of course to see who’s in the lead!

2019

What is the WALKTOBER Step Challenge?

WALKTOBER is a fun, free walking challenge where teams of 3-6 people aim to increase their daily step counts, to have fun and to win prizes!

WALKTOBER ran from the 1st October to 31th October 2019.

Is My Workplace/Campus Participating?

Participating workplaces will be added to the list below as they sign up.  If your organisation is not listed below, please contact stepchallenge@nationaltransport.ie

  • Accenture
  • AECOM
  • An Bord Pleanála
  • Analog Devices
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Atkins
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BD Medical
  • CHI at Crumlin
  • CHI at Temple Street
  • Clearstream Global Securities Services Ltd
  • Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates
  • Cook Medical
  • Cork City Council
  • Cork County Council
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Cork University Hospital
  • DBFL Consulting Engineers
  • DCU
  • Deloitte Ireland
  • Dept. of Transport Tourism and Sport
  • DLRCC
  • Dublin City Council
  • ESB
  • Europcar
  • FINEOS Corporation
  • FlowForma Limited
  • FREE NOW
  • GMIT
  • Galway City Council
  • Galway University Hospital
  • Henry J Lyons
  • HSA Cork
  • IADT
  • IT Tralee
  • Institiute of Technology Sligo
  • Jacobs
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Vistakon)
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board
  • Limerick City and County Council
  • Limerick IT
  • Local Link
  • LYIT
  • Mary Immaculate College
  • Maynooth University
  • Mayo County Council
  • Meath County Council
  • National Software Centre
  • Northern Trust
  • NTA
  • Openet
  • Oracle Emea Ltd
  • PayPal
  • PPD Development Ireland
  • RDJ
  • Roughan & O’Donovan
  • Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
  • RPS
  • South Dublin County Council
  • SSE Airtricity
  • St. Michael’s Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s University Hosptial
  • St. James’s Hospital
  • St. John of God Hospital
  • Symantec Dublin Limited
  • Systra
  • Takeda Ireland Ltd
  • The National Maternity Hospital
  • Trinity college
  • TU Dublin
  • UCC
  • UCD
  • University of Limerick
  • Verizon
  • Waterford IT

Final

The Final Leaderboard can be viewed here.

Congratulations to all of you for taking part and we hope you felt and will continue to feel the benefits no matter where you started out from.

The organisational winners are:

  • Best Campus – Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Best Small Workplace – Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates
  • Best Large Workplace – Jacobs

The top teams on the Overall Leaderboard are:

  1. Silence of The Limps – ESB Group
  2. The Walkaholics – GMIT
  3. Steps Project Group – Jacobs

The top teams on the Deskbased Leaderboard are:

  1. The Baciannicchi – Athlone IT
  2. Síos an Bóthar – CHI Temple Street
  3. The Baywatch Babes – Dept. Of Transport, Tourism & Sport

Thanks to those of you who filled out our evaluation survey, we value your feedback. A goody bag and a €10 gift voucher will be going to:

  • Pauline Lauwers – Trinity College Dublin
  • Sharon Wynne – Johnson & Johnson Vision Care
  • Katarzyna Kazmierska – AECOM

Thanks to those who nominated their Team Captains and the following captains will receive a €20 gift voucher.

  • Sarah Graham – South Dublin County Council
  • Aneta Smietana – DBFL
  • Claire Robinson – Europcar
  • Hasher Mohamed – University of Limerick
  • Eimear Ni Aonghusa – St. Vincent Hospital
  • Helen Barrett – Analog devices
  • Jenny Buckley – CHI Crumlin
  • Khaoula Morchid – AECOM
  • Laura Seawright – Limerick City and County Council
  • Chris Fogarty – Dublin City University

Finally, thanks for sharing your WALKTOBER experiences with us. It was very difficult to choose the winners. VIP Goody Bags will be sent to:

  • Ali Coyle – Dublin City University
  • Mary Laffan – Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Anna Swiniarska – RPS Group

Thanks again for taking part and we hope to see you for Marchathon early next year.

CUH WinnersESB winnersWALKTOBER winners

Week 4

The Week 4 Leaderboard can be viewed here! We had great fun again reading the entries to the Limerick competition and below are the winners of all Week 4 competitions.

The Team Photo Competition this week was of a very high standard and we appreciate the efforts made for Halloween.  The winners are:

  • Hit the Streets. Not fast, just furious! – AECOM
  • Sole Sistas – Athlone IT
  • Walkie Talkies – CHI Crumlin
  • The Walkovers – CHI Crumlin
  • Walk this Way – FINEOS
  • Team Solution Provided – National Software Centre Cork
  • No Street Cred for walking – National Software Centre Cork

The Limerick Competition proved very popular again and this week the winners are:

  • John Fitzgerald – Jacobs
  • Pauline Mooney – CHI Crumlin
  • Edel Keegan – BD Medical
  • Noeleen Brady – UCC

Top 25 draw

The winning team drawn at random among the Top 25 teams for the final full week is No More Steps Please! from Dublin City Council and goody bags will be on their way soon.

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for everyone who reached at least 12,000 steps daily as part of the Week 4 Virtual Challenge are:

  • Marie O Driscoll – Cork County Council
  • Stuart CUSHION – Roughan & O’Donovan
  • Dererca Nolan – Trinity College Dublin

Week 3

The Week 3 Leaderboard can be viewed here!

Team Photo Competition Winners this week are all from Cork and two from the same organisation!

  • National Software Centre – No Street Cred for walking
  • National Software Centre – TEam Solution Provided
  • UCC – Ambulator-gators

Top 25 draw The winning team drawn at random among the Top 25 teams is the Road Warriors! from the ESB and and goody bags will be on their way soon.

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for everyone who reached at least 10,000 steps daily as part of the Week 3 Virtual Challenge are:

  • Lyndsey O’ Kane – Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Silvia Rodrigo-Herrero – Trinity College Dublin
  • Emmanouil Kakouris – Roughan & O’Donovan

Week 2

The Week 2 Leaderboard can be viewed here! We had great fun reading the entries to the Limerick competition and below are the winners of all Week 2 competitions.

It was really hard to decide on the winners of the Team Photo Competition. You can review the photo’s here. Don’t forget this week’s theme is old building related and you can enter the competition every week to be in with a chance to win Smarter Travel Goody Bags for your team.  This week’s goody bags will be going to:

  • Hit the Streets. Not fast, just furious! – AECOM
  • Walkie Talkies – CHI Crumlin
  • This is the Sea – Limerick City and County Council
  • Rathkeale Movers – Limerick City and County Council
  • Solution Provided – TE Connectivity / National Software Centre Cork

This week there were over 30 entries for the Limerick Competition which made it very hard to decide on the winners. The winners are:

  • Claire  French – Dublin City Council
  • EPP – PPD
  • Steve McNulthy – Galway University Hospital
  • Naomi Baldwin – Trinity College
  • Maura O’Leary – University College Cork

Top 25 draw The winning team drawn at random among the Top 25 teams is RODIStance from Roughan & O’Donovan and goody bags will be on their way soon.

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for everyone who reached at least 8,500 steps daily as part of the Week 2 Virtual Challenge are:

  • Robert Plawski – FINEOS
  • Lucia Muldoon – Meath County Council
  • Jennifer Ward – Deloitte

Week 1

WALKTOBER Week 1 Leaderboards are live on activetravelogger.ie

Congratulations to everyone taking part and below are the winners from all Week 1 Competitions

Top 25 Draw

The winning team drawn at random among the Top 25 teams is Ransell y Gretels from UCC and goody bags will be on their way soon. This draw takes place every week so keep on stepping to be in with a chance to win.

Team Photo Competition

We had over 50 entries and it was really hard to decide on the winners listed below. Thanks to all entrants and you can view most of them here.

  • Sole Sistas – AIT
  • Jiggly Wiggly Toes – Cook Medical
  • TE Connectivity – NSC
  • Baby Got Track – UL
  • Road Thrills – UL

Virtual challenge

Finally for this week, the winners of the draw for everyone who reached at least 7,000 steps daily as part of the Week 1 Virtual Challenge are:

  • Denise Cronin – Cork University Hospital
  • Neil Lydon – Clearstream
  • Sara Cullen -Children’s Health Ireland Crumlin

 Congratulations to all Week 1 winners.

The Marchathon Challenge 2019 –  Participant Stories – In My Shoes

Well where do we start – here at GMIT we had great entertainment during the Marchathon.  There was friendly banter between Mary Russell and Mike Creaven.  If you asked how many steps they had in any given day it was like FBI questioning – you had to swear never to repeat what you were told…..  or your life wasn’t safe. Mike is one of our Caretakers here on Dublin Road Campus and when Mary was walking to work she would have walked the long way round the campus to “build up the steps”  oh boy but if Mike was opening up and spotted her he would keep her company – no flies on him.  Friends for life and onsite entertainment for the rest of us, their fan club.” Catherine Arnold, Galway Mayo IT

This challenge helped me in many ways. I was used to of coming by bicycle to my work place. But for this competition I tried to walk some times to my office, I really liked the morning walk beside the river. Now even the challenge is finished, I usually walk to office. Everyone in my team was so enthusiastic by the end of the challenge. The most important thing is it gave me a chance to interact more friendly with the people in my team. As I am not very talkative so before this challenge it was quite difficult for me to interact with the people who sits close to me. It gave me common topic to discuss with many people in the group. I like this challenge. I will participate in this challenge next year as well. “ Anonymous participant

I had gotten out of the habit of walking as regularly as I would have in the past.  In preparation for the Marchathon I bought myself a pedometer.  I walked as often as possible but realised that I had become more sedentary than was good for me.  While in Spain, I walked along the Mar Menor for 5km at 8am each morning.  For 10 days that was wonderful.  I found by the end of March, the habit had returned.  Yesterday’s steps – 10774! “Treasa Kenny, Maynooth University

I really enjoyed participating in the challenge, I think it’s a great idea and look forward to participating next time its on!! Organising walks during work is great, and we picked different team members from different sections! “ Alison Somerville, South Dublin County Council

I am a mature student in DCU St Patrick’s campus and also a mother of two small kids. My decision to try and increase my physical activity began back in Jan 2018, I was very overweight, very unfit and had very high cholesterol of 7.3. I began by making small changes in my diet and increasing my walking as part of my commute to college and in the evenings. In April 2018 I joined a local running group as part of a couch to 5K programme. This brought me back to doing parkrun most Saturday mornings which I had done in the past on and off. By 22nd Dec 2018 I reached by milestone 50th parkrun run!!  After reaching my fully jogged 5k, after the 8 weeks of a mixture of walking and jogging, I then moved on to tackle 10k and then 10 mile and completed two half marathons in August and Sept of 2018. For my birthday in Sept my husband got me a fitbit ionic and my life of counting steps began and I aim to do at least 10,000 per day.  On my mind during 2018 and part of my motivation during my struggle to regain some fitness was my sister in law in Ohio who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in March 2018. She had 12 chemo sessions and 2 major surgeries during 2018 and was thankfully deemed to be cancer free during the final weeks of last year. Molly is a positive and inspiring person who faced her illness head on with dignity, grace and more than a hint of humour. She also wears a fitbit and in fact following her final surgery had it attached to her dressing gown while finding her feet in the hospital corridors due to her wrists still having wires I believe!! She shocked me over Christmas when she announced that she was aiming for 2019 miles in 2019 and wanted me to take up the challenge also. I tried to talk her down to 2019km which would still be challenging but no she was all about the miles. Even with some long distance races booked included the Dublin half marathon and Dublin city marathon this challenge is HUGE!!!! Jan I did 130 miles, Feb dropped to only 100 miles and thanks to being in the MARCHATHON challenge for March I managed 162 miles. These are below where I need to be for 2019 miles but as I am lucky as a student that I will have almost 4 months off for summer holidays and so plan a very active summer with my children. When the email came in for Marchathon I felt it fit very well with my existing challenge of #2019in2019. I am the chair person this year of DCU’s mature student society so I challenge the other ladies on the committee with me to form a team! I was delighted when they did and Anna even had to buy a device to track her steps! We really did make a greater effort around college to use the stairs instead of the lifts and to have coffee breaks on the move instead of sitting on our bums! Audrey our third member walked one day from DCU Glasnevin to DCU St Pat’s in Drumcondra rather than moving the car up! I also used the ‘workweek hustle’ and ‘weekend warrior’ challenges on my fitbit app for the first time and challenged a number of my running group friends to that. This was all inspired by marathon. In one weekend warrior between 10 ladies we did over a 1/4 million steps over the 2 days that weekend!!! During March I also took up personal training sessions at a local gym. I do two strength and conditioning sessions and a spin session with the instructor per week and started on 4th March. Spinning is not a good one for steps of course but is a whole lot more fun than I expected and a great calorie burner and a good warm up before a run I found!!  Anna, Audrey and I (Aine) missed the opportunity to name our team the A TEAM!! We really enjoyed the challenge and felt the benefit of it. We felt the 297th place out of over 900 and 9th place out of 36 in DCU. We already have a target for top 5 in DCU for Marathon 2020 if there is one!! I just got my cholesterol results last week and its now down to 5.3 and I weigh 23lbs less than in the beginning of 2018. Much done, more to do!!!! Thank you so much for reading and thank you for the well run challenge. I enjoyed reading the weekly emails and leader boards etc. “Aine Reville, Dublin City University

Thanks for organising the Marchathon. I really enjoyed myself. I even went and got myself a new fitbit during the course of the month. It has  improved my motivation overall. I also realised that all the steps add up and it has encouraged me to get out and walk when I can. All those steps add up. “ Mary

Because I was a part of the Marchathon, my fiancé wanted to help me keep up with it so he started counting his steps as well! He even created an entire date for us that relied on me earning points for how many steps I took on the date. I had great fun with my teammates from the university stepping together! During the month we went to the Postgraduate ball and a Ceili together.” NUI Galway student

I decided to form a team to take part in the Marchathon as I had hit the point in my pregnancy when I could no longer run. I was used to running three times a week at lunchtime but in mid-February I hit my third trimester and it stopped feeling comfortable. I had a few weeks of feeling lost and not getting much exercise. As soon as I saw the signs around the office advertising the Marchathon, I knew I had to take part. My team might not have been in the top 10 within Symantec and I think my step count was the lowest out of the four of us but tracking my steps daily helped me to focus on walking as much as I could. I felt a lot better getting more steps in and trying to improve as the weeks went on. Thanks for giving me a great focus while I worked on keeping me and my baby active and healthy!” Ciara, Symantec

I would like to note that I was delighted to be part of a great team. We really got in to the spirit of things. Set up a wats app group to keep in touch and motivate each other with a small degree of competitiveness between us all.:) When we saw each others steps then there was a sense of achieving higher on the next day. This kept us stepping it out but also brought great fun to our team which we shared on the walks and during work with other colleagues within our work place. We are looking forward to it next year.  Great idea for March after the Xmas , to get us all back to exercise.” Anonymous participant

When I first looked for volunteers for this Marchaton I over counted and I had had asked my boss to join the team but then had to boot him off.  He quickly set up a rival team and then the hilarity set in.  I didn’t have a competitive bone in my body until I formed this team.  Suddenly we became super-competitive, whispering in offices, strategizing, trying to beat each other and outsmart each other every day.  He would wind us up with how many steps he had done at different points during the day and we were increasing our walking steps when possible (the furthest loo!).  He then went on the Camino (pre planned) for a couple of days and had the cheek to send me his steps for one day which were over 37000 steps.  It was then our job to neutralise his steps that week, so an extra half day to do some walking was taken by one member, a half day to do some more rounds of golf by another team member, and one getting up at 6.00am and marching up and down the village early in the morning and late in the  evening of  the last night to surpass his walking as we couldn’t let their team win.  One of the husbands became our lucky mascot as he marched his wife out again in the evening if she didn’t have enough steps done.  One of the team worked out some lunch time distances from work that could be utilised. Two of the team became stepfabulousstupendous. On the last day while our boss was flying home we wanted to ring Aer Lingus and ask them to leave the “safety belt” sign on so that he couldn’t be taking additional steps on the plane.  That’s how crafty our thinking became.   We did have both teams walking together at lunch time when possible, it became a great talking point and contributed to great camadarie and we will be having our “awards” ceremony this week for The most steps, The most improved , The least steps and The one great idea to neutralise our competitors.” Anonymous participant

 “My experience was terrific – back in 2016 (due to medical reasons) I wasn’t able to drive for a year and during that period I walked to work most days.  Of course once I got the car back I stopped that.  As part of the marchathon I started walking in to work again and realised how much I enjoy it.  It doesn’t take me much longer but I felt much more awake and refreshed when I reached the office.  In terms of ‘normal’ walking, I head out twice a week with  my neighbours but now this combined with my ‘work’ walks my steps have significantly upped due .  It has encouraged me to be more active and for that I am grateful.” Anonymous participant

Marchathon Step Challenge

Marchathon is the annual Smarter Travel Workplaces & Campus Walking Challenge that runs in March each year. It is open to Workplaces & Third Level Campuses who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Campus Programme. The 2019 Challenge ran from Monday the 4th to Friday the 29th of March.

 

2019 Winners

Winning Teams

Best Team Average:  The Spring Walkers, Dublin City Council

Best Team Average (Desk Based): Mary and her Minions, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology*

Best Improved Team: Steps for Humanity, University College Dublin

Winning Organisations

Best Workplace (Large): Health Products Regulatory Authority

Best Workplace (Small): Clifton Scannel Emerson Associates

Best Campus: Cork Institute of Technology

 

End of Challenge Winners

Best Coordinator Winners

  • Liz Giltrap, HPRA – Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • Carolina Dominguez , Accenture
  • Shane Gubbins, Arup
  • Anita Mahony, GMIT
  • Jennifer Mullins, Cook Medical

There were lots of people across the country nominated by their fellow team mates for motivating and inspiring them throughout the challenge. Check out the full list of TEAM CAPTAIN Nominations and TEAM MEMBER Nominations.

Best Team Captain – Winner: Lydia Fowley, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Best Team Captain -Runners up:

  • Mary Russell, Galway Mayo IT
  • David McGlynn, Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • Ahmad Tariq, University College Cork
  • Bernie Lehane, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Gautam Shanbhag, Dublin City University

Best Team Member – Winner: John Tierney, Eir

Best Team Member – Runners Up:

  • Miriam Deasy, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Ricarda Steinmayr, NUI Galway
  • Kathleen Williamson, University College Cork
  • Bruna Seabra, Oracle
  • Guillaume Virolle, Paypal

Participant Evaluation Prize Draw Winner: Aitana Fernandez, LinkedIn

Marchathon ‘In My Shoes’ Winner: Pauline Mooney , Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin

Marchathon ‘In My Shoes’ Runners Up:

    • Alison Somerville, South Dublin County Council
    • Treasa Kenny, Maynooth University
    • Aine Reville, Dublin City University
    • Catherine Arnold, Galway Mayo IT
    • Siddra Maryam, Tyndall
    • Mary O’Shaughnessy, Dublin City Council
    • Ciara Mc Nelis, Symantec
    • Heidi Schoenenberger, NUI Galway
    • Martina Hogan, Dublin City Council
    • Moynihan, Noreen Moynihan, University College Cork
    • Terry Crotty, Cook Medical
    • Rose Cullen, PayPal
    • Peter Muller, Dublin City Council
    • Celine Reichembach, PayPal
    • Anne Thompson, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin
  • Stephen Cull, Dublin City Council
  • Alison Somerville, South Dublin City Council
  • Belinda Clarke, PayPal

To check out the spot prize competition winners and lots of photos from steppers throughout the challenge visit www.facebook.com/stworkplaces

 

Competitions and Prizes

There are Three leaderboards – Average Steps, Best Improvers and a Desk Based leaderboard.

Average Steps – Pretty simple, whichever team walks the most wins!

Best Improvers – for the teams that consistently walk throughout the challenge, building up their steps.

Desk Based – for teams who are mainly desk based throughout the week.

Prizes – Lots of Marchathon Goodies

But this truly is a challenge about taking part. There are team photo competitions, story competitions, prizes for best captains/team members, weekly prize draws.

You can see the winners of those competitions on our social media pages:

Instagram/Facebook:  smartertravelcampus Twitter@Stcampus

 

2019 Participating Workplaces and Campuses

  • Accenture
  • AECOM
  • Analog Devices International
  • Arup
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BDP
  • Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates
  • Cook Medical
  • Cork City Council
  • Cork County Council
  • Cork Institute of Technology
  • Cork University Hospital
  • Deloitte
  • Dublin City Council
  • Dublin City University
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • eir
  • FINEOS Corporation
  • Galway City Council
  • GMIT
  • Health Products Regulatory Authority
  • IADT
  • Johnson and Johnson Vision Care
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board
  • Limerick City and County Council
  • Limerick IT
  • LinkedIn
  • Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
  • Maynooth University
  • Medtronic Mervue Galway
  • National Transport Authority
  • Northern Trust
  • NUI Galway
  • Oracle Emea Ltd
  • Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital
  • Paypal
  • Rabobank Dublin
  • South Dublin County Council
  • St Vincent’s University Hospital
  • Symantec
  • Three Ireland
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland
  • Transport Insights
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Trinity Biotech
  • TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus
  • TU Dublin – City Campus
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Limerick
  • Waterford Institute of Technology