Move it Monday & Monday Mile

Move it Monday is an international Healthy Monday campaign that encourages people to start off the week with exercise. For tips, workouts, and Monday motivation, visit

Read up on our partnership with DIEMlife and our mission to create healthy communities!

Join the Syracuse University Virtual 5k!

Alumni, friends, and family: Join our virtual 5K and run (or walk!) anywhere, anytime you please with your Orange family while supporting student scholarships and SU Alumni Office! Complete your 5K while wearing your best Orange and post a photo on social media using #SUVirtual5K. Check in with your fellow Alumni on DIEMlife, a mobile app where you can engage in a friendly competition amongst class decades, and help turn our map Orange by showing our runners and walkers around the world. Get your steps in and support Lerner’s Healthy Monday campaign!

Register today, and join the fun for our first-ever virtual Orange Central.

Check out the full schedule for virtual Orange Central including our Syracuse University Virtual 5k that supports student scholarships.  

What is DIEMlife?

DIEMlife is a free online platform and mobile app that allows you to set and track goals, or “Quests.” When you use DIEMlife, you can create your own Quest, join group Quests (like the SU Virtual 5k), and connect with a community ready to support your progress!

How to I join DIEMlife?

To join DIEMlife follow the steps below:

Sign Up on the Website:

  1. Create your free DIEMlife account here.
  2. Verify your account with the PIN sent to your email address.

Sign Up via the Mobile App:

  1. Grab the mobile app from the iOS (Apple) app store or Android play store.
  2. Download the DIEMlife app.
  3. Create your free account.

Watch this video on how to register for the SU Virtual 5k Quest:

Walk a Monday Mile to Start Your Healthy Monday

The Monday Mile is one-mile route mapped out as a way to increase physical activity and connection with others. Our Monday Mile locations are marked with signs that contain maps, directional arrows, and distance markers so all you have to do is follow the signs. How easy is that?  We strive to make the Monday Mile inclusive and accessible for everyone.  Learn more about accessibility and the Monday Mile.

Where Can I Walk a Monday Mile?

There are Monday Miles all over Central New York. Take a tour of the region with our Onondaga County Monday Miles and Madison County Monday Miles. If you’re not from the area, don’t worry! You don’t need a physical route to walk your Mile.

Here’s a tip: It takes the average person 20 minutes to walk one mile. Start your watches and get moving – no matter where you are!

Create Your Own Monday Mile

Interested in bettering the health of your community or making public recreation spaces more accessible? Create a Monday Mile route! Check out these resources to get started.

Monday Mile Toolkit [PDF]
How to Create your Own Monday Mile [PDF]
Create a Monday Mile at Your College [PDF]
How to Create an Inclusive Walking Club [PDF]

Monday Mile with a Mission

We’ve teamed up with several student organizations to create Monday Miles with a Mission. Monday Miles with a Mission add a spin on the typical Monday Mile by evoking a sense of purpose and pride among the participants. Students chose to come together to represent their organization, spread awareness for their cause, meet new people, and connect with each other, all while walking for their health. View some of our Monday Miles with a Mission below. 

If you’re interested in creating a Monday Mile route, leading a themed Monday Mile, or have your own Mission you’d like to share, contact Program Coordinator Mary Kate Lee ( Check out our undergraduate involvement page for more programs and activities.

The Remembrance Scholars
Celebrating Orange Pride with Otto!
Celebrating Orange Pride with Otto!