Tread the Med registration has begun

Registration will begin Dec. 17 for the next round of Tread the Med, a 100-day walking program and competition sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Wellness Committee.

The program will begin Jan. 7, and registration will remain open until Feb. 15.

The initiative’s goal is to encourage university employees to exercise and incorporate more walking into daily life. Tread the Med allows all walking to count toward participants’ daily goals, as well as aerobics and related exercise.

The program costs $5, which helps defer the cost of the program and is deducted from participants’ paychecks.

Participants are eligible to receive a pedometer and lanyard through the program. However, repeat participants are encouraged to use pedometers they previously received if they remain in good working condition.

This is the university’s third installment of the Tread the Med program. The theme this time is Route 66.

To register and for more information about Tread the Med, including how to become a team captain, see the Wellness Committee’s website: