Transforming Health by Transforming Communities
This one-month event encourages students and Mayors to lace up their sneakers and get moving! The goal is to increase the health of children by encouraging them to walk and run at school. The school walking challenge builds team work, enhances school pride, and increases public awareness of the opportunity for children and adults to improve their healthy while walking.
Mayors are also encouraged to challenge each other in the month of October. The elected official who logs the most steps will receive funds to donate for physical activity equipment for a local elementary school or city park.
In 2016 participants logged 10,708,972 steps!