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It's time to getfit@mit!

Registration is now open for getfit@mit, a 12-week, team-oriented fitness challenge open to the entire MIT community. By meeting weekly fitness goals, participants are eligible for weekly prize drawings, as well as several end-of-challenge awards. Participants can also sign up for special classes, events and contests — and every participant gets a free T-shirt.

Teams consist of five to eight members and all participants can log their exercise minutes either on the getfit@mit website or — new this year — from a mobile device. This year’s program will also include special contests conducted through the getfit@mit Facebook page, and an end-of-challenge 5K race (space is limited; advance registration required).

A kick-off event for this year’s challenge will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in Lobby 10 on campus, and in the cafeteria at Lincoln Laboratory. Members of the getfit@mit organizing committee will be available to answer questions, provide information about fitness options on and off campus and give tips on how to stay in shape during the winter. Visitors will have the chance to verify their fitness levels with some simple screening tests, and can enter to win door prizes. The event is free and open to all members of the MIT community.

Online registration for this year’s challenge is available through Thursday, Jan. 24. The program begins on Jan. 28 and is free and open to the entire MIT community, including students, faculty, staff, affiliates and family members.

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