March 4, 2021 - Get Up off the couch, dust off those walking shoes and join in as we “Walk Across Texas!” Recruit a group of eight people or sign up as a solo walker and participate with other teams and individuals to walk and get back active over eight weeks from March 15 – May 3, 2021. The goal is to walk at least 830 miles (the distance from Longview to El Paso) in eight weeks. You can walk around the park, your neighborhood, at the gym, wherever your feet will take you to meet the goal. You can also participate in other activities as well; 20 minutes of physical activity is equal to one mile in most cases.
There is no entry fee. The event is open to the public, both adult and youth. There will be Exercise Leaders that will meet in various locations around town to walk at different times during the week. We will have a Facebook group with dates, locations, and times to meet. There will also be other opportunities to workout by doing other activities.
There are three ways you can register to participate in this event:
- At the Extension office, 266 Nacogdoches Street. Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Deadline to register at the office is Thursday, March 18, 2021. Additional information on the event will be available for pick-up at the office.
- At the Kick-off Event, Portacool Park. Team and individual registration will be from 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. and the walk will start at 5:45 p.m.
- Online at https://howdyhealth.org/ (Please call the office if you need assistance)
The kick-off will be held on Monday, March 15th at the Portacool Park. Come to the Kick-Off and walk your first mile or more with other walkers from Shelby County. Each individual will exercise and/or walk at YOUR OWN PACE! Each person will be rewarded each time you reach a program milestone.
Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce – Health and Fitness Committee is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise. For more information, call Feleshia Thompson, CEA-FCH at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Shelby County at 936-598-7744 or email at email@example.com.