By Mary Bovenzi

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The Boston Public Health Commission’s city-wide Race to the Beach workplace wellness challenge is underway!

Here at the Commission, we have 29 teams of 5 people each competing to be crowned the team who has moved the most miles over four weeks.

(Want to get your workplace involved? There’s still time to sign up! Click here or email

Many workplaces have found holding a contest for the most creative team name is a fun and easy way to keep participants engaged and talking about the challenge.

So, we’ve added on an extra layer of competition: which team can come up with the most creative team name? And we’re asking all of our readers to help choose the winner! Team names were not required to be “beach themed” but that is the theme of the challenge.

Mary is a public health prevention specialist with our Division of Chronic Disease Prevention.