Through fitness classes, lectures, health screenings, and special events, the program seeks to engage community members in a variety of wellness activities.
Fitness Classes are offered in four segments throughout the academic year, as well as a summer session. Classes are open to students and staff and you may attend when it is convenient for you. Registration is recommended.
HamTrek, Hamilton's annual triathlon and walk, offers Hamilton community members the opportunity to compete individually or as relay teams in swimming, on-road biking and cross-country running. As a sprint triathlon event, the distances are 525 yds of swimming (21 lengths in the pool), 9 miles of on-road biking (two times around the Griffin Road loop and 5k of cross-country running (the cross-country course).
Ham & Legs is a 5K run/walk around Hamilton's campus. If running or walking is not your thing, come cheer on your colleagues, or volunteer to be an event coordinator. All walkers, runners, and volunteers will have 5 chances to win $100 and will score points for their team toward the Wellness Cup.
Each year, a series of Wellness Events are offered and open to any member of the Hamilton Community. The team with the highest percentage of participation is awarded the Wellness Cup. The events that count toward the Wellness Cup are: Ham & Legs, Resolution Revolution, Wellness Fair, Hamtrek, the Buddy Wellness Challenge.
The Buddy Wellness Program seeks to increase the number of Hamilton College employees who are active in their free time by creating partnerships for support and encouragement. Anyone who is on a Wellness Team can earn points for his/her team by participating. You earn a point by completing any one of the five sessions.