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Great Escapes Holiday Challenge

This is the year that you enjoy the holidays with energy and come out the other side better than ever. The Great Escapes Holiday Challenge is an 8-week physical activity challenge that encourages you to move more during the holiday season to better manage stress, feel good, and stay fit even while it is cold outside. This year our virtual path will lead us to some “Great Escapes” across the world. Team size can range from 1-10. Each team member will track their “steps” (all kinds of activity counts) for the 8 weeks of the challenge. There is motivation as you go along and prizes at the end too!

The challenge is open to all members on the State Plan, but it looks a little different for retirees.

To Participate:

  • Registration will open on October 26. 
  • The Challenge begins November 5. 
  • Track your "steps" from November 5 through December 30.
  • Click HERE for instructions on how to register and track “steps.”

Retirees, Retiree Spouses, and their dependents ONLY: Click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/holidaychallenge18

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Prizes & Incentives

The best prize is better health! We'll have other super cool prizes as well.

StepPLUS!  Completion of the Great Escapes Holiday Challenge can help you earn an incentive for 2020!

Winners will be selected from a random drawing from all participants who entered some form of activity for all 6 weeks of the program. Prize winners will be announced within two weeks of the end of the Challenge, December 30, 2018.


Retiree Tracking Sheet: PDF format

Retiree Tracking Sheet: Excel/fillable format

Still have questions?

Contact HCBD at (800) 287-8266, (406) 444-7462, TTY (406) 444-1421, or benefitsquestions@mt.gov.