Date: October 14, 2017

2017 registration information and promotional items coming soon!

What is Walktober?
Walktober is a free, community-wide physical activity initiative, encouraging you to engage in the recommended 30 minutes of activity five or more days of the week and walking is a perfect way to meet that goal.

Why Walktober?
Why do we need a designated month to put one foot in front of the other? On average, experts say, we take a fraction of the recommended 10,000 steps per day. Walking is an easy exercise that packs powerful benefits, such as weight management and blood pressure control. Walking also decreases your risk of a heart attack, lowers your risk of a stroke and even protects against hip fractures.

What do you need to do to participate:
1. Registration link coming soon!
2. Record your physical activity on the calendar card. Any physical activity counts – walking, swimming, biking, etc. Count in minutes, steps, miles – whatever is most convenient for you.
3. Be inspired by the weekly newsletter
4. Report your walktober participation at the end of the month with the link provided.

Walktober is sponsored by:
The Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita and the following partner organizations: K-State Research and Extension-Sedgwick Co., HealthICT, Midwest Dairy Council, Child Care Aware of Kansas, Sedgwick County Department on Aging, USD 259, Via Christi/Safe Kids, Child Start, Gallagher Benefit Services, Bike Walk Wichita, Genesis Health Clubs and Wichita State University Campus Recreation.