Commuter Challenge

Conquer the Cold Challenge Week 1

Published: Fri, 01/03/2020 - 11:54 AM

So we've had a bit of a rocky start with the getDowntown Challenge team, between office closings and being under the weather, but we're going to keep plowing through like all of you do when you show how to #OWNWINTER! So the challenge for this week is simply to log a commute using a mode that burns calories. You know you ate too much over Christmas, and, ahem, celebrated too much at New Year's, so get back at it with your active method of getting to and from work!

2019 Commuter Challenge Success!

Published: Fri, 06/14/2019 - 12:00 PM

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Appearance on The Lucy Ann Lance Show

Published: Mon, 05/13/2019 - 9:39 AM

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We were happy to make an appearance on The Lucy Ann Lance Show on May 8th, talking about the getDowntown Program, downtown transportation issues, and most importantly the Commuter Challenge!  The interview is posted at https://www.lucyannlance.com/audio/050619/simmons.mp3.  Would you like us to come to s

Press Release – Commuter Challenge 2018

Published: Tue, 06/12/2018 - 3:11 PM

Over 35,000 Alternative Commutes Logged During 2018 Commuter Challenge

ANN ARBOR, MI – The getDowntown Program is excited to announce that over 35,000 alternative commutes were logged by almost 2,300 commuters in this year’s Commuter Challenge held during the month of May. These commuters, from 307 different organizations, commuted to work by walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling and telecommuting.

2018 Commuter Challenge Organization Winners

Published: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:55 PM

Congratulations to our 2018 Commuter Challenge Organization Winners and their Team Captains for getting your teams to join in and log alternative commutes. 

Honorable mention goes out to our next place finishers in each category who worked till the end to get their workmates to log those commutes.

Extra Small Organization with 2-10 employees winner - AlertWatch. 100% participation! 192 trips logged. They will enjoy a Tea Party complements of Tea Haus.

Super Commuter & Captain Winners

Published: Mon, 06/11/2018 - 3:18 PM

Randomly drawn prize winners

As our Commuter Challenge grand finale', we took all the commuters who logged at least 40 trips and mixed them with the hard working Captains to randomly select the winners as follows:

Our BIG Winners this year, randomly drawn are:

Howard Walks Over Greg to Commuter Challenge Victory!

Published: Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:11 PM

Trophy Awarded to City Administrator with Much Pomp and Circumstance

Ann Arbor City Administrator, Howard Lazarus literally walked over Washtenaw County Administrator, Greg Dill to score a victory in the 1st Annual Howard vs Greg Commuter Challenge. 

The Administrators went head to head during the month of May to rack up alternative commuting points for the competition. Howard bested Greg with 28 alternative commutes to 16 alternative commutes. 

Press Release - Commuter Challenge 2017

Published: Fri, 06/16/2017 - 6:37 PM

More Than 2,400 People Competed in Commuter Challenge

ANN ARBOR, MI –  The getDowntown program is excited to announce that more than 2,400 competed in this year’s Commuter Challenge held during the month of May. Of the over 2,400, more than 500 were new commuters that work across 280 organizations. These commuters logged nearly 38,000 alternative commutes by walking, biking, taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting and even kayaking to work.

Super Commuter & Captain Winners

Published: Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:44 PM

Randomly drawn prize winners

As our Commuter Challenge grand finale', we took all the Super Commuters (44 trips) and mixed them with the hard working Captains to randomly select the winners as follows:

Commuter Challenge Organization Winners

Published: Thu, 06/08/2017 - 6:48 PM

Congratulations to our Commuter Challenge Organization Winners and their Team Captains for getting your teams to join in and log alternative commutes. 

Honorable mention goes out to our next place finishers in each category who worked till the end to get their workmates to log those commutes.

Extra Small Organization with 2-10 employees winner - AlertWatch. 100% participation! 154 trips logged. They will enjoy lunch compliments of Jerusalem Garden.

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