October 9, 2020
Congratulations Winners & Participants of the 2020 Commuter Challenge!
by Samantha Huff
Thank you and congratulations to all our employers and commuters who participated in the goDCgo Commuter Challenge! Participating organizations included American College of Cardiology, the American Transportation Association, Ballard Spahr LLP, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), So Others Might Eat (SOME), Virtual Enterprise Architects, and Washington Gas. We hope everyone enjoyed the competition and was inspired to turn this challenge into a forever lifestyle.
Thanks to your efforts, we’ve collectively logged over 5,358 clean trips, burned 400,000 calories, saved 19.6 tons of carbon emissions (CO2), and reduced 59,124 SOV miles during the month of September. This just goes to show that making the choice to walk, bike, telework, or take public transit even one day a week can help make DC a greener city. YOU have the power to make a difference!
Now it’s time for the moment we’ve all been waiting for…
The 2020 Commuter Challenge winner is:
- Top Performing Employer – American College of Cardiology
In addition to team standings, we held weekly social media challenges for individual participants for the chance to win even more awesome prizes including:
- Home Office Challenge
- Your Daily Route Challenge
- Choose Your Trail Challenge
- Moving with Micromobility Challenge
Check out some of the social media challenge submissions below
Other honorable mentions:
- Green Machine Badge – 66 participants earned this badge for logging 30 sustainable travel/telework trips and were entered into a raffle. The lucky winner was David Riddy from the American Public Transportation Association, who received a $100 gift card.
- Car Free Day Badge – We encouraged challengers to log their trips on Car Free Day (September 22) and 22 participants earned the car free day badge. The lucky winner was Benito Perez from DDOT. He received a $100 gift card.
- Sustainable Traveler Badge – 22 participants earned this badge by replacing their drive alone commute with biking, walking, scooting, carpooling, teleworking, or taking public transit at least 18 times. The winner of this badge’s raffle was Tracey Funn from Washington Gas, who received a $500 gift card.
- Telework Star Badge – 63 participants earned this badge for logging 15 telework trips and were entered into a raffle. The lucky winner was Crystal Nott from the American College of Cardiology, who received a $100 gift card.
- US Capitol Badge – 68 participants earned this badge for logging 20 sustainable travel/telework trips and were entered into a raffle. The winner was Amy Dearborn from the American College of Cardiology, who received a $50 gift card.
- Washington Monument Badge – 72 participants earned this badge for logging 10 telework trips. The first 19 who completed the task won a $10 gift card.
Thank you again to all our winners and participants. We can’t wait until next year!