It is time for the annual Walk Across Texas Event!
Walk Across Texas is 8 week community program delivered through a web-based platform and is designed to assist people of various ages and abilities to establish the habit of regular physical activity.
Walk Across Texas! is designed for participants to be encouraged and supported by a team, using a fun and motivating approach. The event challenges teams to track and log mileage to virtually walk across the state of Texas – 832 miles!
Using a system of self-reporting physical activities, a study performed in 2016 found that self-reported physical activity significantly improved from week 1 to week 8, increasing an average of nearly 5 miles per week, which translates to an additional 11,000 steps/week. For a quick teaser on Walk Across Texas activity equivalents, go here
Walk Across Texas has individual, youth and organization team sign ups available. This is a great way to celebrate the new relaxing of CDC guidelines – get outside with friends and family and WALK!
As per Kevin Gibbs, if you participate you can put the hours towards VMS.
The Nueces County Challenge starts on 21 May 2021 and continues through to 15 July 2021.
For more information or to register please visit the Walk Across Texas! webpage. Once you are registered, you will receive your link to create your profile and be notified of any virtual events.
Dates to know:
Opening Ceremony: May 21st, 2021 from 11:45AM – 12:15 PM
Midway Motivation: June 18th, 2021 from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Celebration: July 23rd, 2021 from 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM