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Big 10 Stadium Virtual Walking Challenge in Honor of Chris Ward

September 2 - November 25

Compete against other Ohio State fans, in teams, to walk to all the football stadiums in the Big 10 Conference. As you are walking and exercising, you will log your steps to count towards the goal of walking to every stadium.
The event begins Saturday, September 2, 2023, and ends Saturday, November 25. The cost is $20 per person. Please RSVP by September 2. Teams and their sizes have not been decided yet. We will try to keep alumni societies and clubs together, and everyone will be on a team. Stadiums include:

  • Michigan Stadium (Michigan)
  • Beaver Stadium (Penn State)
  • Ohio Stadium (Ohio State)
  • Memorial Stadium (Nebraska)
  • Camp Randall Stadium (Wisconsin)
  • Spartan Stadium (Michigan State)
  • Kinnick Stadium (Iowa)
  • Memorial Stadium (Illinois)
  • Ross-Ade Stadium (Purdue)
  • Memorial Stadium (Indiana)
  • SHI Stadium (Rutgers)
  • Maryland Stadium (Maryland)
  • Huntington Bank Stadium (Minnesota)
  • Ryan Field (Northwestern)
Once you have registered, you will receive an email from My Virtual Mission notifying you that you have been added to a team. Once the race begins, you will be able to log your minutes and track your progress.


Registration by phone (call 1-800-762-5646) ends on Friday, September 1, 2023. Online registration ends on Saturday, September 2, 2023.


The first annual OSU Circle K Wellness Walking Event will be held in memory of Chris Ward, a former OSU Circle K member who passed away suddenly in May of 2023 at the age of 50. Chris was a member of the club in the early 1990’s and was Vice President for the 1993-94 term.
Chris was also an Ohio District committee chair for 1994-95. During Chris’ Vice Presidency, the club held several successful events including the annual Teeter Totter Marathon and a huge Euchre Tournament in the old Ohio Union. Chris was an active member who attended numerous service, leadership, and fellowship events.
He earned a BS in Psychology from The Ohio State University and he later earned both a MS and PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois. He followed his passion for helping people, working as a gifted, compassionate psychologist for his entire professional career.
Chris was married to Mary and was father to Aidan, who was the pride of Chris’ life. Chris was a staunch Ohio State football and basketball fan and enjoyed attending Bengals games and socializing with his work colleagues. He was an active member of Knox Presbyterian Church, serving as both a deacon and an elder. He was a trusted friend to many and a gentle, unifying presence to all who knew him. He made a positive impact on countless lives and will be forever missed.



September 2
November 25