Registration for Walk Kansas Opens March 4th

By Ryan Duey

Registration opens March 4th for Walk Kansas, a team-based challenge that encourages people to walk, jog, run, bike, swim, or do whatever activity they prefer to live more healthfully.

Sharolyn Jackson is the state leader of the Walk Kansas Program. The program routinely draws more than 4,000 participants in Kansas and across the country.

According to Jackson, Walk Kansas was founded in 2001 on the principle that if teams of six people met the minimum guidelines for physical activity over eight weeks, they could collectively and virtually walk across the state of Kansas.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week.

Registration opens on March 4, and the eight-week challenge will run from March 31 through May 25. Walk Kansas is also open to those who want to take on the eight-week program by themselves.

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