2024 Go Move Challenge: Final Recap

Creighton's top movers!


Published Friday, March 8, 2024

What a month! Congratulations to everyone who completed the challenge and congratulations to Creighton University who earned the title as most active university for the first time, dethroning Santa Clara from their 5 year winning streak. It was neck and neck until the end. What an exciting finish to the month! Thank you to all who participated and although the challenge is over, we encourage you to keep moving.

Nick Cox, Creighton's Wellness Guru, shares his thoughts on the challenge this year. "Creighton University is very proud to be the winner of the 2024 Go Move Challenge. The University certainly came alive during the month and everyone wanted to be a part of the effort.  Registration numbers began to snowball and with that came encouragement and motivation from every direction. Leaders encouraged other leaders, peers motivated other peers, and the month gained momentum in a big way. Creighton's Wellness Council did an excellent job supporting the initiative by offering ways to sneak in a few extra minutes during the workday. Examples of this include hosting weekly Polar Walks, Virtual Yoga, and a Go Move Activity Day. Creighton would like to congratulate the other Universities who participated in this year's challenge because ultimately it's another win for health and wellness at our great institutions."

We had one extra day to move with leap year which contributed to our increase in overall minutes. We accumulated over 100,000 more minutes this year than in 2023! Final standings:
  • Most Minutes: Creighton University*
  • Average of Most Minutes: Canisius University*
  • Regional Average Minutes Per Person
    • East Coast - Canisius University
    • Mid-West - Loyola University Chicago
    • West Coast - Santa Clara University

* First time winners in this position

February = Moving

For many AJCU institutions, the month of February has become synonymous with movement, and this year was no exception. Faculty and staff from 22 Jesuit institutions committed to tracking every minute of their intentional, physical activity for the past 29 days, and the collective numbers are impressive:

Participating AJCU institutions: 22
Total Participants: 2703
Total Minutes of Movement:   3,677,569 (over 500,000 minutes than 2023)
Avg. Monthly Minutes Per Person:   1360 (600 more minutes than 2023)
Avg. Daily Minutes Per Person:  47 (13 more minutes on avg than 2023)

To see what numbers your institution accumulated, visit the Go Move Challenge website. Thank you to everyone for participating and finishing strong!

An Inspiration

We share a story about a dedicated Go Move Challenge participant who was the top performer for Saint Joseph's University, tracking over 5000 minutes! Jarrett Hurms,  Adjunct professor of Decision and Systems Sciences, is a runner! He is currently training for the Rock and Roll Nashville Marathon in April and then the Chicago Marathon in October. Way to earn those minutes Jarrett!

Gearing up for an early morning run


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Finishing a 15K training race


Weekly Recaps

As we have been reporting each week, participants have been as excited as ever to share their feedback on how the Go Move Challenge has positively influenced their month of February and beyond. If you missed any stories from previous weeks, you can access them, along with pictures, at any time:


If you have suggestions or feedback for future Go Move Challenges, please share to gousf@usfca.edu. See you in 2025 for the 13th annual Go Move Challenge!

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SLU participant getting ready to hit balls to earn his minutes