Healthy Shasta Walks
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.
A New Year’s Walking Challenge – Healthy Shasta Walks Passport
Need some extra motivation to move in the New Year? Healthy Shasta invites all Shasta County residents to participate in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport 2022. Complete the Walks Passport during January and February 2022 by exploring new places to walk, adding a few more active minutes to daily routines, and improving health and well-being. Pick up a copy of the Walks Passport at most Shasta County libraries or download and print a copy available January 1, 2022.
Complete at least 10 walks on the Walks Passport to receive a pair of sports socks or hip pack (while supplies last) and to be eligible for prizes, such as gift certificates toward new sneakers at Fleet Feet Redding. Other prizes will be awarded throughout January and February through Walks Passport Challenges on social media. Complete all 25 walks to be entered into an additional drawing for a pair of wireless ear buds! Most walks are general enough for participants to complete in all communities in Shasta County.
Passports need to be completed and returned by March 1, 2022 to be eligible for prizes. Return them to participating local libraries or Healthy Shasta via mail or email: Healthy Shasta, 2660 Breslauer Way, Redding, CA 96001 or email@example.com. Participants must reside or work in Shasta County. Download your passport today!
The Walktober 2021 Wrap-up!
The Walktober annual walking challenge was a huge success! Many individuals won prizes just for walking or for participating in extra photo challenges! If you were one of the first 50 team captains or one of our prize winners, contact Healthy Shasta to pick up your prize at 225-5351.
Walktober recap and fun facts!
- 850 participants on 133 teams
- 53 teams met the Walktober Challenge Goal of 6,000+ average steps/day
- 181,192,002 steps walked
- Congratulations to Best-B Walkin’ for their impressive walking effort, 16,766 average steps/day and a total of 2,079,010 steps. They win bragging rights for the year and the $1000 prize for the Children’s Legacy Center.
- From the eligible teams that walked over 6000 average steps/day, Shasta County Office of Education was drawn, and they get to give $500 to a Shasta County non-profit of their choice.
- The top five teams* with the highest daily average steps were:
Best-B Walkin’ 16,766 daily step average
Fauci Fans 14,257 daily step average
Sync Your Tracker 13,894 daily step average
Walkie Talkies 13,872 daily step average
Just Us 13,384 daily step average
*For Walktober, a team has four or more people.
Stay tuned for the next challenge, the Healthy Shasta Passport launching January 1st, 2022! Follow @healthyshasta on Facebook or Instagram to be notified about the challenges, prizes, and fun events.
Walk to School Day 2021 – October 6th
The 25th Annual International Walk to School Day was held on October 6, 2021 with over 450 walkers. 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, and parent volunteers were encouraged to coordinate an event using the Getting Started Guide : Walk & Bike to School.
Several students recorded their walks to school throughout October and won Jamba Juice certificates. The Shasta County school with the highest percent of student participation was Manzanita Elementary School. They will be getting a new bike rack. Congratulations, Manzanita and all who participated.
Learn more at Safe Routes to School – healthyshasta.org
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.