VA Portland Health Care System
VA2K Walk and Roll
Join VA Portland
Virtual VA2K Week
May 17 – 21, 2021
The VA2K Walk and Roll is an annual event to inspire Veterans, VA employees and the community to incorporate healthy activity into their workday while supporting houseless Veterans.
What is Virtual VA2K Week?
Everyone is encouraged to walk and roll 1.24 miles (approximately 2,625 steps, 20-30 minutes) for health at least once during the week.
How does this support Houseless Veterans?
Due to COVID-19, virtual donations are accepted, but not required. Select VA Portland Homeless (CRRC) as program for donation. Click here to donate.
How do I register?
Contact Dani Olauson, VA2K and Whole Health Employee Well-being Coordinator, 503-220-8262 ext. 57866. VA Employees may send email.
You will receive an email with more information no later than Friday, May 14th. Submit your total steps or distance by close of business on May 24th.
Is there swag like community walks have?
Registrants may receive a VA2K Visor (while supplies last).
Can I put a team together?
Yes! Single, Pair, and Team walkers are all welcome. The VA2K is a great opportunity to connect with friends, family and colleagues in a shared activity (with appropriate masks/social distancing of course). Team members do not have to physically walk and roll together.
Get others to join you and compete against other teams to see how many people will walk and roll! Total distance will be calculated at the end of the event to see “where” in the United States VA Portland walk and rollers have made it to.
Where do I walk?
Outdoor routes around VA locations are walk and roll friendly and provided for convenience, but not required. Click location link or scan QR code to access the routes/maps.
To walk 2K within the VA Portland Medical Center, you can walk 5 “loops” on the VA Portland – OHSU skybridge (0.25 miles each loop).
I telework, can I still participate?
Yes! If you telework and are not sure about the best route to take in your neighborhood, you can use a smart phone app such as “Map My Run” for assistance. www.mapmyrun.com/
Contact Dani Olauson, VA2K and Whole Health Employee Well-being Coordinator, 503-220-8262 ext. 57866
Walking strengthens your cardiovascular system, tones muscles, increases flexibility and can help shed pounds and reduce stress. Even a moderate amount of exercise daily can improve your health. We hope that you will consider continuing to walk, roll or exercise daily after this event.