Walk Across Texas Walking Program and Kick-Off

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:48pm

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 compete with other teams and individuals to see who can walk the most miles over eight weeks from March 25 - May 19. The kick-off will be held on Thursday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cameron Park Redwood Shelter located at 2300 Cameron Park Drive in Waco. Come to the Kick-Off and walk your first mile with other walkers from McLennan County. Registration will be from 5:30 - 5:45 p.m. and the walk will start at 5:45 p.m. The first 75 to sign-in at the kick-off and complete the 1-mile walk will receive a free Walk Across Texas t-shirt.

At the end of the program, the team and individual that walks the most miles and the team and individual that has the most improvement in mileage from week one to week eight will receive awards at our wrap up event. We will also have an optional weight lost contest - the team and individual that loses the most weight will receive an award. Participants who wish to compete in this contest must weigh-in at the kick-off and then do a final weigh-in on May 20 or 21. If you do not attend the kick-off, arrangements can be made for weigh-in by contacting the Extension Office at 757-5180.

Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, City of Waco, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Superior Health Plans, and Dr. Pepper Bottling Company, is a fun, flexible, and FREE way to encourage people to exercise. To register a team or register as a solo walker, go to the website at http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu. For more information, call the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in McLennan County at 254-757-5180.

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