Quad in Motion Set for Sept. 13

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The third annual Quad in Motion will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, on The University of Alabama’s Quad.

A scene from the 2016 Quad in Motion event.

Created to foster a culture of health on campus, Quad in Motion encourages faculty and staff to represent their department or college by walking or running for at least 30 minutes on the Quad.

The event demonstrates UA’s commitment to work-life balance.

Participants can sign up for their time slot to walk via the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness website, wellness.ua.edu. Group exercise classes, strength and fitness assessments and wellness demonstrations are planned on the Quad throughout the day.

In addition, the event also will serve as the kick-off for Strive For Five, a five-week program for UA faculty and staff. The program uses five simple steps to improve overall health: eat, sleep, think, move and drink.

Individuals or teams of two to five can participate in this wellness program and log their achievements with online tracking.


Richard LeComte, media relations, rllecomte@ur.ua.edu, 205/348-3782

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.