Walk Kansas 2014
Consider getting a team together and
adding some physical fitness to your Spring schedule!
Walk Kansas 2014, is set to begin March 16 and conclude on May 10. This is the 13th year for the annual eight-week K-State Research and Extension fitness challenge which emphasizes walking for health, and encourages teams of six to cover the equivalent of the 423-mile distance across Kansas. If that doesn't seem far enough, fitness enthusiasts can sign up to walk 1200 miles - the same distance as around the state's perimeter or to walk 846 miles (across and back). While focus is on walking, because it can be easy, convenient and only requires a comfortable pair of shoes, the program has grown to include comparable heart-healthy aerobic exercise. Biking, swimming, water aerobics and dance are examples.
There is a $7.00 registration fee which includes a weekly newsletter with food, nutrition, health and physical activity tips, and recipes, with follow-up quarterly newsletters. Newsletters can be mailed or received electronically. Optional Walk Kansas shirts are available for purchase. Colors for the shirts are Tropical Blue, Charcoal and as always Purple.
Team Packets are available for pickup at the Extension Office and should be returned by March 7.