Contest Rules

FAQs

What is the “Stay Fit Challenge”?
The Governor’s Stay Fit Challenge aims to continue the progress participants made during the Weight Loss Challenge or include those who did not participate. Each week, participants can log in activity that increases their heart rate. Throughout the challenge, there will also be monthly supplemental events online and in Topeka that participants can attend for HealthQuest points. Click here to see a calendar of those events.

When does the challenge start?
The Governor’s Stay Fit Challenge begins June 1st. Registration will open June 1st and close on June 14th at 11:59 p.m. The challenge will run until October 31st at 11:59 p.m.

Who can participate?
Anyone can participate, even if you do not belong to a larger organization. However, only state employees are eligible for prizes awarded by the Governor.

Follow-up, who is considered a state employee?
All active, benefits-eligible employees of the State of Kansas are eligible to compete for prizes in the Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge.

So what do I get for participating?
Great question! First, participants are eligible for up to 5 HealthQuest points by the end of the challenge.

Second, each month a random drawing will be held for prizes from featured programs. These will be announced each month.

Then, at the end of the challenge 10 participants will be randomly drawn to receive $500 each.

How do I get my name in the drawing?
Glad you asked. There are a few different ways to get your name drawn for prizes. In order to get your name in for the monthly prizes from our sponsors, you must participate in the events. For each event you participate in, your name gets placed in the drawing. There will be two events a month, so if you go to both, you get two chances to be drawn for the prize! Your name will be included in the drawings for the $500 at the end as well, so if you participate in all 8 events that is 8 chances your name will be one of the 10 drawn.

Another way to get your name in the final 10 drawings for $500 is to log your weekly activity. If your activity is in tier 1 – you will get your name placed in the drawing once. Tier 2 will get your name placed in twice, and tier 3 will get your name placed in three times and so on with Tiers 4 and 5.

Exactly how will HealthQuest points be administered?
First, make sure you sign up using your employee ID. You may have done this when registering for the Weight Loss Challenge. To check and make sure your employee ID is submitted and correct see the picture below for instructions:

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Now, how do I earn HealthQuest points?
We know this is important, so we want to make it as clear as possible.  There are a few possible ways to earn HealthQuest points by participating in the Governor’s Stay Fit Challenge.

  1. Log weekly activity – by the end of the challenge in October you should have logged a total of 2250 minutes. This averages to just 15 minutes a day. This is worth 2 points.
  2. Participate with the monthly supplemental events to receive 1 point per event.
    1. Most of these events will be online, so even if you aren’t in Topeka, or can’t get away from your desk you will be able to join!
    2. Be sure to follow all instructions when participating in an event to ensure you receive your points. Instructions will be listed with the details about the event.

Whether you get 2 points from logging your activity and attend 3 supplement events, or attend 5 supplemental events and log 0 minutes of activity there is a combination of options for earning up to 5 HealthQuest points. However, remember the only way to get your name in the drawing for prizes is to log activity each week and participate in events.

What do you count as Activity?
Any type of activity is eligible whether it is vacuuming your house, taking your dog on a walk, running 3 miles, or anything else that gets your heart pumping. Prizes are granted based on random drawing. Participants will not be asked to “prove” that they moved.

Will my name and activity log be kept private?
Yes. Only you will be able to see your logged activity. Unlike the Weight Loss Challenge, there are no leaderboards.

How do I sign up?
If you were a participant in the Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge, you will not have to register again for an account. However, you will need to log on and select to opt-in. When you first log in, you will see the picture below.

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If you did not participate in the Governor’s Weight Loss Challenge, but you would like to participate in the Stay Fit Challenge, you can register for an account. You will need your employee ID to request HealthQuest credits for your participation. If you do not know your employee ID, contact your HR director.

Technical problems? Call the Kansas Information Technology Enterprise help desk at: (785) 296-5655

Question about Rules? Contact KDHE at kdhe.info@ks.gov (Due to the high volume of emails it may take a 2-3 business days to get a response)