Invest in the health and wellness of your workers and their family by being a part of this historic, nation building project. Introducing the “National Million Mile Challenge”, a record breaking anti-NCD, eco-friendly event in Trinidad and Tobago. Digitally transformed for safe execution, considerate of prevailing COVID-19 protocols.
This challenge encourages participants to take charge of their physical and mental health by adopting an active lifestyle through the combined use of smart phones or smart watches and frequent exercise (running, walking or hiking). These activities are submitted to the bafasports platform and contribute towards the million mile goal. Once that target is reached the grand prize of a Kona electric vehicle is unlocked!
Each individual participant is challenged to run, walk or hike a total of 83 miles (anywhere they like, even on a treadmill) over a 6 month period to earn a magnificent Tobago themed set of medals. This works out to roughly 3.2 miles (5K) per week and helps inculcate the habit of frequent exercise.
83 miles may sound like a lot (it is roughly 37 laps of the Queen’s Park Savannah) but Clarence Rambharat took up the challenge and completed it in just 10 days! Making him the first male participant to do so. Seen below collecting his trophy.
Consistent with the current covid protocols, the challenge does not require congregation, as each person can run or walk on their own or in small groups, in private while still contributing to the target.
Team representation is a key component and driver of the event. As part of your team, employees and their families will contribute towards your company’s total mileage and ranking on the National leaderboard. Teams compete for trophies in the following categories:
- Companies – Small (20 or less team members)
- Companies – Medium (21 to 100 team members)
- Companies – Large (100+ team members)
- Running Clubs
- Masters (Participants 60+ years in age)
- Defence Force & Protective Services
Over the course of the event, green agenda messages with actionable tips are displayed. Such as the location of iCARE recycling bins, the advantages of electric vehicles for the environment and adoption of reusable water bottles.
The National Million Mile Challenge features several local eco tourism destinations and encourages eco friendly activities such as plogging and planting a tree on hikes at areas marked for reforestation. Trees are provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.
Our ultimate intention is to move the needle for the World Health Organization’s sustainable development goal number 3 (SDG3) while raising funds and awareness for charitable causes.
WHO guidelines recommend adults should do at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week. Children and adolescents should do an average of 60 minutes per day.
See below for some of our recent clients, partners and supported NGOs. Bafasports has so far raised over $400,000.00 for charity. This event is targeting $1 for every mile run, walked or hiked, for a grand total of one million dollars.
Below are the packages available. Please select one based on the number of employees and their family members you expect to participate.
Package 1 – Small Company
TTD$3,800.00 or $1,333.00 per month for 3 months
(includes registration for up to 10 Participants)
Package 2 – Medium Company
TTD$14,800.00 or $3,990.00 per month for 4 months
(includes registration for up to 40 participants)
Package 3 – Large Company
TTD$35,000.00 or $7,980.00 per month for 5 months
(includes registration for up to 100 participants)
Note, additional individual registrations are available for $399.00 each
Payments can be made through the following options:
1) Via Credit Card: On our website: https://bafasports.com/packages
2) Via Bank transfer:
Please pay via online bank transfer to Bafasports RBC Checking Account: 110000004337129
Send a screenshot of the receipt and we will complete the registration for your team.
3) Via Cash or Cheque
If paying by cash or cheque make payable to “Bafasports” and drop off at 10-12 Borde Street, Port of Spain between the hours of 8AM – 3PM.