Dust off those walking shoes and join in to Walk Across Texas.
Walk Across Texas, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, is a fun, flexible and free way to encourage people to exercise. The program is a works with families, friends, neighborhoods, communities, churches and work sites. Teachers can also enroll their classes and have access to a variety of lesson plans and activities related to the program.
To get involved, recruit a group of eight people, register the team before March 18 and compete with other teams to see who can walk the most miles over eight weeks, between March 18 – May 12. The team walking farthest in that period will win; but everyone who participates will take home a healthy habit.
Team members can walk together or individually. Teams simply pool their mileage each week to work toward “walking across Texas.”
Members may walk, jog, ride a bike, skateboard, roller blade, use a treadmill, swim, spin and/or run. Team members report their mileage to the team captain and the team captain reports the individual and team total miles to http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu or the extension office by phone, 940-659-1228; or email, firstname.lastname@example.org at the end of each week.
A weekly team update will be provided to those participating and teams will be able to track their mileage online. At the end of the eight weeks, all those who participate will be recognized.
For more information about registering a team, visit palopinto.agrilife.org or call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Palo Pinto County at (940) 659-1228.