On crossing the finish line...

Our map-based competitions show the place you're in - along the course but also at the finish line. This place number is based on how many steps you or your team walked in the competition, not, as in a race, the time you crossed the finish…

Thank you Microsoft - IE6 Countdown

As a company that build a web application -- a term I'm not sure  had yet been coined in 2001 -- we really appreciate Microsoft's efforts to get the world to stop using Internet Explorer 6, a web browser introduced ten years ago - an eternity…
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Introducing Pacer Rabbit

As I mentioned on Facebook yesterday, we hired a Pacer Rabbit. He's a mix between Peter Rabbit and the White Rabbit. He's a spry, high-stepping fellow that will help set the pace of your walking competitions. He shows up on the first day…
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Wellness Programs provide big ROI - says Harvard Business Review study

A 2010 Harvard Business Review Article had some astounding things to say about  the 'hard return' of wellness programs. Their conclusion? Wellness program provide a terrific return on investment. "...a comprehensive, strategically designed…

Health and Wellness grants from Rite Aid

Grants for non-profit organizations in the communities that Rite Aid serves from the Rite Aid Foundation. The next deadline is April 1st: Learn more about the wellness grant here

Invite walked-across-the-U.S. Matt Green to come speak

I just received an email from Matt Green, who just recently finished a 157 day walk across America. He has given a few talks on his experience and says he's been getting great feedback. I think it's a tremendous thing he's done, and I would…

Grant Alert: Aetna Foundation grant to power your city walking program?

This seems like a great grant for cities as well as schools - Aetna Foundation is giving grants between 5k to 250k to fight obesity in adults and children. From their website, a couple of example grant areas (projects or studies) they might…

New initiative for Walk Friendly Communities

Hey - great news from the Federal Highway Administration, of all places. They're starting a new initiative to encourage towns and cities to recommit to putting walkability as  a high priority. The program will  "evaluate community walkability…

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How Subtle Changes (and a little patience) Can Bring Dramatic Results

When I first started working for Walker Tracker, I have to admit, I thought it was a little silly that people actually used the site as a means to motivate themselves to walk more. Then I started to do research. I realized that the use of corporate…