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Healthy Shasta Walks

Why Walk?

Did you know you can meet physical activity recommendations for better health by walking briskly for 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week? These bouts of physical activity can be broken into 10 minutes segments – such as walking during your break at work or walking 15 minutes of your commute each workday.

Healthy Shasta aims to encourage people to walk and bike more for both transportation and recreation while working behind the scenes to support the creation of environments that make bicycling and walking easier, safer and more convenient for transportation and recreation.

Download the 2023 Healthy Shasta Walks Passport

Do you have a goal to be more active in 2023?

Mark your calendars to participate in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport. Complete the Walks Passport during January and February 2023 by exploring new places to walk while adding a few more steps to your day.

Walking in nature also provides a way to reduce and manage the stress of daily life. The Walks Passport is a way to make something we do everyday fun and provides an opportunity to explore more of our community.

Complete at least 10 walks on the Walks Passport to receive a sports bag (while supplies last). Black out all 25 walks to be entered for a Fleet Feet gift card toward new sneakers.

Visit the Current Challenges page to learn more and find participating locations.

Healthy Shasta’s Walktober 2022

Wow, look at the 247,281,211 steps walked (93,477 miles). We value your participation and your experience. Tell us about your experience using the feedback form.

Prize drawing – Walktober participants who complete the form can enter the drawing for new socks! Give Feedback

Follow @healthyshasta on Facebook or Instagram to be notified about prizes and fun events. For all of the Walktober Challenge wrap-up details, visit the Current Challenges page.

Walk to School Day – October 5, 2022

The 26th Annual International Walk to School Day is on October 5, 2022. Walk to School Day is a day when communities from all over the globe come together to celebrate a child’s active and safe trip to school. Teachers, staff, or volunteers are encouraged to coordinate your school’s event by attending the Walk to School Info Session on Thursday, September 15, 2022. The info session will take place online from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and will provide tips on coordinating your event, walking safety information, and plenty of time to brainstorm and ask questions.

Let us know your plan to join the fun by registering your school at this link by Wednesday, September 13, 2022, and you will receive a link for the info session, coordinator’s checklist and fillable poster template, banners, vests, and stickers for your student walkers.

Can’t make the info session? We can still help you coordinate your event! Walk to School (Day) can take place any day you choose.

For more information, contact Sara or Katryn at 530-245-6583. Check out this resource to help you get started: Getting Started Guide : Walk & Bike to School.

Local Challenges with Prizes

Several shorter challenges will be launched with community partners throughout the year and prizes will be awarded to those who meet their personal step goals. Challenges will be posted here and announced through social media.

Walk with an Expert

These fun walking adventures highlighting our local area and health are postponed at this time due to COVID-19.

Local Walking Guides

Find Places to Walk and People to Walk With

Starting a Walking Program

Are you interested in starting a walking program? Check out this video to learn more.

Find out more about Creating More Walkable Communities.