2021

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Participating organisations

Workplaces

Accenture eir OBW Technologies
AECOM Eli Lilly Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan
AIB Burlington ESB Group PepsiCo
ALD Automotive Europcar PPD
Analog Devices FREE NOW Rabobank Dublin
An Bord Pleanála Galway University Hospitals Ronan Daly Jermyn
Arup Ireland Henry J Lyons Roscommon University Hospital
Atlantic Therapeutics Higher Education Authority Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
BD Medical IBM Technology Campus Sodexo
BAE Systems Ireland IDA Ireland Solar Winds
BioMarin Irish Research Council South Dublin County Council
Cook Medical Jacobs Engineering Southern Regional Assembly
Clifton Scannell Emerson Associates Johnson and Johnson Visioncare Special Olympics Ireland
Cork City Council Laois County Council SSE Airtricity
Cork County Council Limerick City and County Council St. John’s Hospital
Cork University Hospital Local Link LWR Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
DBFL Consulting Engineers Mayo County Council Tallaght University Hospital
Deloitte Ireland LLP Medtronic Mervue TE Connectivity
Department of Transport Munster Rugby The National Maternity Hospital
DePuy Synthes J&J National Transport Authority Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Nikon Precision Europe Toast
Dublin City Council Northern Trust Transport Infrastructure Ireland
eBay Ireland Norton LifeLock Verizon Services Ireland
Oberstown Children Detention Campus

Campuses

Athlone Institute of Technology Munster Technological University – Cork Campuses
Dublin City University NUI Galway
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Trinity College Dublin
Institute of Art, Design and Technology TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus
Institute of Technology Sligo TU Dublin – City Campus
Letterkenny Institute of Technology University College Cork
Limerick Institute of Technology University College Dublin
Mary Immaculate College University of Limerick
Maynooth University Waterford Institute of Technology

Week 1 Competition Winners

Well done to all who participated in Week 1 of Marchathon. It has been a record-breaking week with the highest number of participants and teams taking part, the number of organisations represented nationwide and of course, the competition entries. Week 1 Winners are listed below and your Marchathon Goodie Bags will be with you all shortly.

Weekly Photo Competition

With over 230 entries, the competition was extremely tough and all the Teams who entered really showed their cheese and creative side. The winners are:

Team Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Stephenless 2.0!  Jacobs Engineering Winning Photo
The French Co-ops Analog Devices Winning Photo
Sole Mates SSE Airtricity Winning Photo
OT Trekkers Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan Winning Photo
Skinny Queens Dublin City University Winning Photo
Le Cirque du Sore Legs Dublin City University Winning Photo

 

Congratulations to the winners of our Week 1 Prize Draws. The winners are:

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 50,000 steps): ñam ñam ñam – Trinity College Dublin

Top 25: Who’s idea was this?! – Cork University Hospital

Top 150: Step it up BD DL – BD Medical

Week 2 Competition Winners

Well done to all who participated in the Week 2 Marchathon Competitions. It was another busy week of photo’s entries, Limerick entries and steps. Week 2 Winners are listed below and your Marchathon Goodie Bags will be with you all shortly.

Weekly Photo Competition

Team Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Walkaholics  Trinity College Dublin Winning Photo
City Architectors Dublin City Council Winning Photo
Lazy Walkers Accenture Winning Photo
Walkie Talkies MTU – Cork Campus Winning Photo
ACFN Marchers TU Dublin Blanchardstown Winning Photo
Walker Texas Rangers Special Olympics Ireland Winning Photo

 

Limerick Competition

Winner Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Leigh Power  ESB Group Winning Entry 
Mairead Morrisey Cork County Council Winning Entry
Tom Swift Dublin City University Winning Entry 
Naoise Friel Department of Transport Winning Entry
Isabel Rossiter MTU – Cork Campus Winning Entry

 

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 60,000 steps): Catch Us If You Can – Laois County Council

Top 25: Paw Patrollers – University College Cork

Top 150: Camus Steppers – Analog Devices

Week 3 Competition Winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Week 3 Competitions. It was great to see so many Teams get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit. The Week 3 Winners are listed below and your Marchathon Goodie Bags will be with you all shortly.

Weekly Photo Competition

Team Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Smart Steppers Dublin City Council Winning Photo
Diversity University of Limerick Winning Photo
Coronary Care Unit 1 GUH Galway University Hospitals Winning Photo
Powoli I Spokojnie  Analog Devices Winning Photo
Beating the pandemic one step at a time University of Limerick Winning Photo

 

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 70,000 steps) – NotAnotherTeamsMeeting – Limerick I.T

Top 25 – Jacobs Winners – Jacobs Engineering

Top 150 – Drive for 5x Steps – Medtronic

 

Week 4 Competitions

Well done to all who participated in the Week 4 Marchathon Competitions. It was a great week of Competitions to bring Marchathon to a close. The winners for the Week 4 Competitions are:

Weekly Photo Competition

Team Name Organisation Link to winning entry
The Niners Cork University Hospital Winning Photo
Texas Walker Rangers Special Olympics Ireland Winning Photo
Team Sole Train SSE Airtricity Winning Photo
INFANT Lockdown Motivation University College Cork Winning Photo
The Hot Steppers Dublin City University Winning Photo
The Rhinestone Cowgirls +1 Limerick City & County Council Winning Photo

 

Limerick Competition

Winner Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Geraldine Fahy  Eli Lilly Winning Entry
Cora Needham Mayo County Council Winning Entry
Deborah Seddon IT Sligo Winning Entry
Emily Dunne Maynooth University Winning Entry
Josephine Maguire Sustainability Energy Authority of Ireland Winning Entry

 

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 85,000 steps): Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk – DePuy Synthes

Top 25: March Hares – Oberstown Children Detention Campus

Top 150: Sensor Superstars – TE Connectivity

‘My Marchathon’ Story

Winner Name Organisation Link to winning entry
Luke O’Brien Cook Medical Winning Entry
Cathrine Jane Dequito Cork University Hospital Winning Entry
Treasa Kenny Maynooth University Winning Entry

Overall Prize Winners

We can confirm that a record-breaking 7,668 participants took part from 89 Smarter Travel partners from around the country, and together stepped a total of 2.3billion steps!

The Final Marchathon Leaderboard is now LIVE!  You can log onto your Active Travel Logger account by clicking the link to see where your Team placed on the Final Leaderboards. You can also download your Marchathon Certificate here.

Overall Prize Winners

Congratulations to the following winners. The remaining winners will be announced y Thursday 1st April.

Overall Organisation Winners

Best Small Workplace Best Large Workplace Best Campus
Toast Eli Lilly Munster Technological University – Cork Campus

 

Organisational Leaderboard Winners – Special Olympics Ireland

Non Desk-Based Leaderboard – Top 3

Final Position Team Name Organisation
1st Place The Rockers Return BD Medical
2nd Place The Usual Suspects Galway-Mayo IT
3rd Place March Hares Oberstown Children Detention Campus

 

Desk-based Leaderboard – Top 3

Final Position Team Name Organisation
1st Place Girls Allowed Analog Devices
2nd Place AIT Lightwalkers Athlone Institute of Technology
3rd Place Walker Texas Rangers Special Olympics Ireland

 

Overall Leaderboard Top 50 Prize Draw

Prize Draw Team Name Organisation
4th – 10th The Paw Patrollers University College Cork
11th – 20th Medtronic Caters Medtronic Mervue
21st – 30th The Walking FOMO’s Munster Technological University – Cork Campus
31st – 40th Ministry of Silly Walks Dublin City Council
41st – 50th Holywalkamolies Europcar

 

Top 5 Coordinators

Coordinator Name Organisation
Anita O Mahony Galway-Mayo IT
Deirdre Kelly Dublin City Council
Deirdre Mullen-McGuinness Trinity College Dublin
Jennifer Egan & Anna Goss Jacobs Engineering
Sayed Ahmad Saeed DBFL Consulting Engineers

 

Evaluation Survey Prize Draw

Winner Name Organisation
Conor Murray Nikon Precision
Kelly-Leigh Butler TU Dublin
Kenny Dosu Medtronic Mervue
Ransell Dsouza University College Cork
Jackie Cosgrove Galway University Hospitals
Derval O Rourke Laois County Council

Welcome to The Walktober Step Challenge 2021 Competition and Winners Page.

Early Registration Prize Draw

Congratulations to the Winners of the Walktober Early Registration Prize Draw. Your Walktober Welcome Goodie Bag will be with you shortly.

Name Organisation
Chris Hearn TE Connectivity
Claire OConnell Thermo Fisher Scientific
Clodagh Leahy Dublin City University
Jennie Rothwell Maynooth University
Michelle Cottam Limerick City and County Council

 

Early Bird Coordinator Prize Draw

Coordinator Name Organisation
Anthony Buckley Cork County Council
Brian Gray ESB Group
Joanna Brophy NUI Galway
Cara Kelly & Pearse O Flynn Toast
Jamie Harnett Sigmar Recruitment

 

Week 1 Competitions

Well done to all who participated in Week 1 of Walktober. It has been a fantastic week of walking with over 1,100 Teams taking part and 90 organisations represented. Week 1 Winners are listed below and your Walktober Goodie Bags will be with you all shortly.

Weekly Photo Competition

With over 100, the competition was extremely tough and all the Teams who entered really showed their cheese with both individual and Team photos.

Team Name Organisation Link to Winning Photo
Road Runner St. Michael’s Hospital Winning Photo
New Stride Earthlings Deloitte Winning Photo
Walking Druggies University of Limerick Winning Photo
Quality Regulators TE Connectivity Winning Photo
Slainte Sole Sisters Thermo Fisher Scientific Winning Photo

 

Congratulations to the winners of our Week 1 Prize Draws. The winners are:

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 35,000 steps): No Time To Rest – Deloitte

Top 50: The Trotters – Cork University Hospital

Top 100: dlr Bay Walkers – Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

Top 200: Roaming Rebels 2.0 – Verizon Ireland

Top 300: Free Range Chickens – Galway-Mayo IT

Week 2 Competitions

Well done to all who participated in Week 2 of Walktober. Week 2 Winners are listed below and your Walktober Goodie Bags will be with you all shortly.

Weekly Photo Competition

Team Name Organisation Link to Winning Photo
The EAAMZ Team IT Sligo Winning Photo
Team Karabagh Trinity College Dublin Winning Photo
TEam Energy TE Connectivity Winning Photo
The Nutri Bullets The National Maternity Hospital Winning Photo
Step away from the cookie jar! ESB Group Winning Photo
Stomping Signers Dublin City University

 

Name Organisations Link to Winning Limerick
Conor LaMere Jacobs Winning Limerick
Lorcan Glennon Deloitte Ireland Winning Limerick
Billy Crowley ESB Group Winning Limerick
Joanne Lane Cork University Hospital Winning Limerick
Isabel Rossiter Munster Technological University – Cork Winning Limerick
Victoria Doyle Tallaght University Hospital Winning Limerick

 

Congratulations to the winners of our Week 2 Prize Draws. The winners are:

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 40,000 steps): Lo Stretto Necessario – Roughan & O’Donovan

Top 50: Kevin’s Army – An Bord Pleanála

Top 100: Pitter Patter Steppers – Cork University Hospital

Top 200: Human Dynamos – Limerick City and County Council

Top 300: HRSteppers – Mary Immaculate College

Week 3 Competitions

Walktober Quiz

Well done to everyone who took part in the Walktober Quiz. The Winners of the VIP Walktober Goodie Bags are:

Name Organisation
Linda Fagan ESB
Aoife Yeow Trinity College Dublin
Sai Gujulla NUI Galway
With over 600 entries received, we were able to hold an additional Prize Draw and reward more Walktober Goodie Bags. The winners of this draw are:
Name Organisation
Gemma Jethwa IADT
Sylwia Olszewska Analog Devices
Lorraine Butler South Dublin County Council
Femy Joy BD
Stephen Doyle Sligo University Hospital

 

Congratulations to the winners of our Week 3 Prize Draws. The winners are:

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 49,000 steps): MIE IT Dept – Marino Institute of Education

Top 50: Motor Mouths – Cork County Council

Top 100: Ground Control – Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Top 200: The Pace Makers – Transdev Dublin Light Rail

Top 300: Facilities Walking Group – Arup

Week 4 Competitions

Halloween Photo Competition – Well done to everyone who got into the spirit for the final week of Walktober and submitted their Halloween-themed photo. The winners of the VIP Walktober Goodie Bags for their extra special effort are:

Team Name Organisation Link to Winning Photo
Step into Quality Street TE Connectivity Winning Photo

 

Congratulations to the following Teams who have won themselves a Walktober Goodie Bag each:

Team Name Organisation Link to Winning Photo
Amigos University of Limerick Winning Photo
AutumnSteppers BAE Systems Ireland Winning Photo
EDI Office Maynooth University Winning Photo
BloomIn Trinity Trinity College Dublin Winning Photo

 

Congratulations to the winnings of the Week 4 Prize Draws. The winners are:

Team Target (Weekly Team Average of 56,000 Steps): Contract Pacers – Verizon Ireland

Top 50: Red Devils – Transdev Dublin Light Rail

Top 100: Backstreet Girls – AECOM

Top 200: These Books are made for Walkin’ – Meath County Council

Top 300: Scrambled Legs – Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

‘My Walktober’ Story: Well done to all participants who submitted their My Walktober Story into the Competition. It was great to see so many fantastic stories and how you were able to change your behaviour over the past four weeks. The winners are:

Winner Name Organisation
Marie O’Driscoll Cork County Council
Ross Brennan University College Cork
Leslie Kearns ESB Group

Overall Prize Winners

Well done to all the Walktober Overall Prize Winners on your achievements over the past four weeks. Your prizes will be with you all shortly. The Walktober Overall Prize Winners are:

Overall Organisation Winners

Best Small Workplace Best Large Workplace
Verizon Services Ireland BD

 

Non Desk-Based Leaderboard – Top 3

Final Position Team Name Organisation
1st Place The Rockers Reunion BD
2nd Place Rockin’ Renals University Hospital Waterford
3rd Place The Foxtrotters Sligo University Hospital

 

Desk-based Leaderboard – Top 3

Final Position Team Name Organisation
1st Place Team Karabagh Trinity College Dublin
2nd Place Strictly Come Walking Dublin City Council
3rd Place Síos An Bother Arís Children’s Health Ireland

 

Overall Leaderboard Top 50 Prize Draw

Prize Draw Team Name Organisation
4th – 10th What the Hill DBFL Consulting Engineers
11th – 20th DCU-C.I.A-S.W.A.T.T Dublin City University
21st – 30th Kevin’s Army An Bord Pleanala
31st – 40th Not Fit but Fabulous! Cork University Hospital
41st – 50th Quaternions Maynooth University

 

Evaluation Survey Prize Draw

 Winner Name Organisation
Alan Finnegan LCETB – Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh
Anne OConnor ESB Group
Orla O Regan University College Cork
Zachary Wilson Arup Ireland
Alan Mooney Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Anzar Abdulsalam Kunju University Hospital Waterford

 

Top 5 Coordinators

Coordinator Name Organisation
Karen Mc Donnell Limerick City & County Council
Alan Kiernan Transdev Dublin Light Rail Ltd
Shannon Gormley Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ailish Reynolds University of Limerick
Ailsa Lyons St Vincent’s University Hospital

 

Workplaces

Accenture Europcar Ronan Daly Jermyn
AECOM Galway University Hospitals Roughan & O’Donovan
ALD Automotive Henry J Lyons Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital
An Bord Pleanála Higher Education Authority Sigmar Recruitment
Analog Devices IBM Sligo County Council
Arup Jacobs Engineering Sligo University Hospital
Atkins Johnson&Johnson Vision Care SolarWinds
Atlantic Therapeutics Limerick City and County Council South Dublin County Council
BAE Systems Ireland Ltd MACOM Southern Regional Assembly
BD Medical Mater Misericordiae Hospital SSE Airtricity
Biomarin Ireland Ltd Mayo County Council St. Michael’s Hospital
Children’s Health Ireland Meath County Council St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Cork City Council National Rehabilitation Hospital Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Cork County Council National Museum of Ireland Takeda Ireland Ltd – Bray
Cork University Hospital National Transport Authority Tallaght University Hospital
DBFL Consulting Engineers Nikon Precision Europe GmBH TE Connectivity
Deloitte Ireland Northern Trust The National Maternity Hospital
Department of Transport NortonLifeLock Thermo Fisher Scientific
Dublin City Council Oberstown Children Detention Campus Toast
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council OBW Technologies Transdev Dublin light Rail Ltd
eBay Ireland Our Lady’s Hospital Navan University Hospital Waterford
Eli Lilly GBS PPD Ireland Development Ltd Verizon Services Ireland
ESB Group Rabobank Dublin  

 

Campuses

Athlone Institute of Technology Maynooth Campus (Maynooth University & St. Patrick’s College)
Dublin City University Munster Technological University – Cork
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology NUI Galway
IADT Dún Laoghaire Trinity College Dublin
Institute of Technology Sligo TU Dublin
LCETB – Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh University College Cork
Letterkenny Institute of Technology University College Dublin
Limerick Institute of Technology University of Limerick
Mary Immaculate College Waterford Institute of Technology

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