That’s a Wrap, Walktober!

That’s a Wrap, Walktober!

Thank you to everyone who walked in the Healthy Shasta Walktober Challenge 2023!  We had outstanding turnout for this year.  Together, we took enough steps to cross the entire country 45 times!


The grand prize award for the team with the highest daily average steps went to “Chaffing the Dream!” This team of 4 “super competitive” friends walked an impressive 23,067 average steps/day, and a total of 2,860,304 steps. They are donating the $500 charity donation prize to the Redding Trail Alliance.

The second $500 prize winner was randomly drawn from teams that walked over 6,000 average steps/day and went to “Walking on Sunshine Take 2.” Their team is “a group of friends with a passion for staying active and giving back to our community.” They are donating the $500 charity donation prize to Mercy Foundation North.

We had 1,199 participants on 145 teams and 92 teams met the Walktober Challenge goal of averaging 6,000+ steps/day.  Together, we walked 247,281,211 steps or (93,477 miles).  The largest organized team was EESD Family from Enterprise School District with 71 participants.  The most steps for an individual user came from “MaYira” who finished with 1,199,096 steps!  The most improved user was “v-ron” who improved their avg daily steps in the last week of Walktober by 2,340% over the first week.

Several prizes were awarded throughout the month just for walking and for meeting individual goals. If you were notified of a prize award and haven’t picked it up yet, please reach out here to arrange for pick up.


We want to hear about your experience with Walktober!  Where did you walk?  Did it have an impact on your mind and body?  Did you make new friends?  Please take our brief survey to help us understand what Walktober was like for you.  It should only take about 5 minutes and it will help us understand the value of this challenge and what to change or continue in the coming years.