Walktober

Walktober

Walktober

The Department of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, in partnership with the Alumnae Association and Friends of Wellesley Athletics, is excited to announce the Walktober wellness program is BACK!

What is Walktober?? It’s a fun and inspiring way to take advantage of autumn’s cool temperatures and spectacular views as you step out and step up to better health. You’ll be taken on a virtual color tour through some of the world’s most vibrant, breathtaking landscapes — while boosting energy, improving mood, and making walking a priority… for life. 

Your goal is to collect 30 leaves – 1 leaf each day, when you log 6000+ steps, for the 42-day program. You can use a tracking device, enter manually, or add exercise minutes that convert automatically.

Registration for Walktober is NOW OPEN!! This 42-day fitness program has a motivating team competition, interactive message board, helpful resources, interesting articles, and more.  Also, because we know Wellesley loves a good competition, we have added the class color challenge! Team up, add up those steps and connect with all the generations of Wellesley Alumnae through your class color. The challenge starts Saturday, October 1st!

The Wellesley College Community had over 2,890 overall participants in 2021 with the GREEN class leading the way. We hope you will join again this year and see which Class Color will win the Participant Challenge in 2022!  

If you have any questions about Walktober, please contact the Alumnae Association at alumnae@wellesley.edu.

Looking to improve your fitness goals? SMART goals can help! Dedicate a few minutes of your day and consider these SMART goals worksheets. You'll be surprised what you can achieve in 42 days when you make goals for yourself! 

Overall total participants in 2020: 2,590 and in 2021: 2,892

2020 & 2021 Class Color Participant Challenge winner: GREEN

2021 Top 6 classes include:

  1. 1990 (119)

  2. 2024 (111)

  3. 1984 (99)

  4. 1981 (76)

  5. 1999 (75)

  6. 2025 (74)

2020 Top 5 participating classes:

  1. 1990 (128)

  2. 1989 (100)

  3. 1984 (99)

  4. 1988 (83)

  5. 2024 (76)

2021 Registration Numbers by Class Color

Blue denotes Employees non-Wellesley graduates 

2021 Registration Numbers by Class Color

2021 Registration Numbers by Year of Graduation

2021 Registration Numbers by Year of Graduation

2021 Where Wellesley is Walking Worldwide

2021 Where Wellesley is Walking Worldwide