GCI Wellness Challenge
Join the challenge from September 1–30, 2021.

As we head into colder months in Alaska, it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves and our mental wellness. GCI is here to help! Join our effort to help build healthier communities by joining the GCI Wellness Challenge. Through this virtual challenge, participants will help raise awareness about mental health issues be reminded to take care of themselves.

Now that social distancing has become part of our lives, GCI wants to make sure Alaskans are supported, connected, and staying healthy. It’s an important effort, as Alaska’s suicide rate is more than twice the national average. The rate is even higher in rural Alaska.

The GCI Suicide Prevention Fund supports organizations across Alaska to reduce rates of suicide and promote mental wellness and strengthened communities.

Every year, GCI contributes $100,000 to nonprofits to support their work on prevention and mental health awareness. This year, we’re also adding a new way to encourage connections.

The GCI Wellness Challenge will raise awareness about managing your mental health and taking care of ourselves and each other.

Participants are challenged to complete a 5K run or walk, and participate in wellness activities. Everyone who completes the run or walk and the wellness challenges will be entered to win a tech prize from GCI.

  1. Complete a 5K run or walk.
  2. Check in with a friend by video or phone call (no texting) to see how they're doing. Let them know how you're doing.
  3. Cook a healthy meal for yourself and/or your family.
  4. Be kind to yourself. Treat yourself to one self-care activity for a minimum of 30 minutes. Just because.

At the end of the challenge, we’ll give away three prizes:

  • Beats Solo 3 Wireless Headphones ($199 Value)
  • Apple iPad 128GB ($559 Value)
  • Apple Watch Series 6 44MM ($429 Value)

Together, we can support our fellow Alaskans and help reduce the rate of suicides in our state. We hope you’ll join us.


Join the game by following these simple steps:

1. Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app.

2. Choose to play as a guest, or register for a personal account with a username and password of your choice.

3. Search for and select the GCI Wellness Challenge game, or search by game code EPPEXW.

4. Follow the prompts to select or create their player profile. If the player profile has an access code, they will need to enter it here.

Checking in

Ninja Warrior Nick Hanson is participating in the 2021 GCI Wellness Challenge. This year we are encouraging you to take care of your mental health by taking time to check in and connect with a friend or family member.

Be kind to yourself

Be gentle with yourself. Self-care can come in different forms. Through our GCI Wellness Challenge, we are raising awareness about managing mental health and suicide prevention.

Get cooking!

Preparing a healthy meal for family and friends is one of the challenges for the 2021 GCI Wellness Challenge. Here's how you can make a nutritious meal with Alaska salmon, kale, and quinoa.

Download the recipe ➔

Contest Rules

Limit 1 entry per person.

GCI employers and contractors must select the appropriate box above to be eligible to win. No purchase necessary to win.

Entrants are not required to be customers of GCI. To be entered to win, you must complete the registration via GooseChase and represent that you have completed all 4 challenges described above, by the deadline of September 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM.

Full contest rules ➔