InnerAct Alliance Red Ribbon Challenge

Mon September 28 - Sat October 31, 2020
Be Active and Have Fun through October 31, 2020!
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Red Ribbon Challenge - Kindergarten

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 1st Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 2nd Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 3rd Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 4th Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 5th Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 6th Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Red Ribbon Challenge - 7th Grade

$0 Registration ends October 31, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
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Additional race information can be found at http://redribbonrun.com.

Place
Anywhere you are!
Description

The 2020 Red Ribbon Challenge offers a series of activities to be completed over a 5-week period. Weekly challenges are based on elements of healthy living and ways to live your best life. Complete the challenges and post them on the Red Ribbon Run Facebook page to earn extra points for special prizes!

The Challenge kicks off on September 28th with Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children and ends on October 31st. A different health-oriented challenge activity will be featured each week during the month of October with themes of Nutrition, Healthy Mind/Healthy Body, Kindness & Tolerance, Help Save The Planet, and Healthy Lifestyle.

Students in Grades K-8 can register for FREE and complete at least 15 challenges to earn a chance to win a special prize! The Red Ribbon Challenge is open for anyone who would like to register for free and participate in challenge activities, however prizes will not be available for older students, adults, or non-registered participants.

Sadly, no in-person "post event" will be held this year. But if you would like to be featured on our Facebook page, be sure to use #redribbonchallenge! 

Awards and Prizes will be distributed through your school after winter break. 

 

INNERACT ALLIANCE RED RIBBON MISSION: To reduce the abuse and underage use of harmful substances along with involvement in other risky behaviors through: Community Awareness and Involvement; Prevention Education; Economic Support; and Leadership Development

InnerAct Alliance Red Ribbon Challenge Events

Nutrition & Family Dinner (3 Challenges)

Eat Together and Win! Studies* show that families who eat dinner together benefit in a variety of ways. Eating together helps families build stronger relationships and communicate more effectively. Children tend to be better students and become more well-adjusted teens so they may be less likely to abuse drugs. *(Source: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University)

1. Eat Together 4 times/week and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

2. Post answer to “How many servings of fruits/veggies should you eat each day?” on Facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge)

3. Cook & eat this meal as a family and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)
GreenWise Fruit and Granola Smoothie Bowl
Active Time: 10 minutes • Total Time: 40 minutes • Servings: 1
1/2 cup frozen whole mixed berries, thawed
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons chia seeds
1/4 cup berry crunch granola bark
2 tablespoons unfiltered honey
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Steps:
1. Thaw fruit following package instructions; dice fruit into bite-size pieces (if desired).
2. Combine yogurt and chia seeds in serving bowl until blended; top with fruit and granola.
3. Combine honey and turmeric until blended; drizzle over yogurt bowl. Serve.

 

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body (4 Challenges)

How do you De-Stress? Healthy communities mean more opportunities for everyone! Nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness – all are part of living well. The ultimate goal is to help you make sustainable and effective changes in your schools and in your lives. It is important to not only fuel the body but also fuel the mind – a perfect balance.

1. Enjoy Nutrient-Rich Snacks. Replenish your body with snacks that include 2 or more food groups, and remember, the foods you choose and how much you eat matters and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

2. Jump it UP! How many Jumping Jacks can you do in 10 minutes listening to favorite tunes? And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

3. Be Picasso or Beethoven. Paint a picture or play a song. Forget everything else and just focus on your unique talent and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

4. Active Body, Active Mind. Sign your school up for Fuel Up to Play 60 to get the program started at your school (www.fueluptoplay60.com), and start your day with Mooga to clear your mind. (Check out www.fueluptoplay60.com and try the Down Cow.) And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

 

Kindness & Tolerance (5 Challenges)

Ways to promote Anti-Bullying. Bullying is a form of physical or verbal aggression in which someone intentionally mistreats another person and continues to do it over and over. This can cause physical harm that hurts your body or emotional harm that makes you feel sad, weak, or uncomfortable. Bullying can cause a person to feel depressed or very lonely. It can even make you sick. What can you do to discourage bullying? Be sure YOU are kind and tolerant of everyone you meet. You don’t have to be best friends – just be nice. If you see someone being bullied, speak up and tell a trusted adult. When you are kind, it releases feel-good endorphins that make you happy too.

1. Find simple ways to show kindness to someone you care about and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

2. Send a card or letter to a person who is alone in a Nursing Home to cheer them up and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

3. Ask someone to share something about their life with you – it may help you understand them better and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

4. Pay it forward! Surprise someone with a small gift or offer to do a task for them for FREE! And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

5. Share your gratitude! It’s healthy to be grateful and even healthier when you can share your gratitude with another person and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

 

Help Save the Planet (5 Challenges)

Reuse and Recycle! Some environmental problems are beyond our control but there many positive things you CAN do to help our planet Earth stay green and clean. Try these challenges in your home and be a hero!

1. Encourage your family to recycle – help sort trash into garbage and recycle items and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

2. Use cups, plates, and utensils that are washable to be used multiple times instead of the disposable kind. Filter water you drink into a reusable cup instead of buying water or drinks in plastic bottles or cans and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

3. Challenge friends and family members to a 5-minute litter pick-up contest. How many pieces did you find? Send us a pic of your group and clean-up findings! (note: someone we know picked up 29 pieces of litter in 5 minutes. See if you can beat that!) And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

4. Make a habit of shutting off lights when you leave a room to save electricity and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

5. Choose to be Tobacco Free. Name 5 reasons why you choose to be tobacco free and, if possible, post your answers to SWAT’s Instagram and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

 

Healthy Lifestyle = Happy Life (4 Challenges)

Good Habits for Fitness & Financial Success. It pays to embrace good habits that can lead to fitness and financial success! Research shows that when you eat right, sleep right and exercise, your mind and body are more likely to function at their best. You can be whatever you want to be – scientist, artist, or athlete - anything is possible! Did you know that statistics show if you saved just a dollar a day since the day you were born, you could be a millionaire by your 64th birthday? Good news is you’re still young so it’s not too late to begin investing for your future!

1. Run, Hike or Ride your bike 1 mile! And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

2. Save as much money as you can each week – even extra change adds up! And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

3. Do 10 push-ups and 10 sit-ups or challenge someone to a push-up/sit-up contest and post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

4. Celebrate your success! Make a yummy double dairy delight milkshake to reward yourself for successfully completing the Red Ribbon Challenge! And post to facebook (Tally "1" for Challenge /Tally "2" for Challenge and Post)

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Once you register, be sure to complete as many challenges as you can each week.

Post completed challenges on our Red Ribbon Run Facebook page to earn extra points. 

There are 21 possible challenges and 20 possible extra points. Participants who earn 15 or more points receive a cool medal that may be picked up on dates/locations listed above.

LOG YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! As you complete each challenge, log back into your RunSignUp Profile, Click on the InnerActAlliance Red Ribbon Challenge Event, Click on Results, Search for your name & Submit your results for each Challenge. You can also ad photos, and special notes for each challenge you complete.

Fore more information or specific questions, please email samantha.barwig@inneractalliance.org

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