Healthy Shasta Walks
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.
Get Ready for the 2024 Healthy Shasta Walks Passport
Do you have a goal to get moving more this winter?
Get motivated with the fun challenges on the new 2024 Healthy Shasta Walks Passport which begins January 1- February 29, 2024.
Individuals of all ages and abilities can participate in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport Challenge. All participants must live or work in Shasta County.
All participants who complete and check off at least 10 different walks on the Walks Passport are eligible to be entered into a prize drawing.
Participants who black out the passport (complete all 25 walks) will also be entered into a separate drawing for a sporting goods store gift card. Walks cannot be counted twice.
By March 1, 2024, all passports must be submitted to email@example.com, or postmarked to Healthy Shasta, 2650 Breslauer Way, Redding, CA 96001. Prize drawing winners will be notified by March 15, 2024. Prizes must be collected by March 30, 2024, or prizes will be donated to future Healthy Shasta activities.
Click here to download and print a copy: Healthy Shasta 2024 Walks Passport
Walktober 2023 Wrap Up
Thank you to all who walked for the Walktober Challenge 2023! We had outstanding turnout for this month-long challenge!
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.
Community Walks Calendar
Check out the calendar of themed community walks happening in October hosted by several organizations.
Join us on our Downtown Redding Mural Walk Friday, October 6, 2023, 5:45 pm. Meet at the Steam Whistle, Butte and Market St.
Share Your Story: Shape Our Streets!
We want your feedback on where to improve bikeways, sidewalks, and crossings. Help us make roadways safer for all users in Shasta County. Share your experiences about transportation crashes, near-misses, general hazards, and safe locations you travel. Simply go to Street Story, which is an easy to use online tool to share your story on an interactive map. Your comments will be used by local agencies to help plan, develop, and improve local transportation projects for safer access for walking, biking, and transit. Thank you for contributing!
Healthy Shasta Walks Passport – Walking Inspiration for Anytime
Do you have a goal to be more active in 2024?
The Walks Passport is a way to make something we do everyday fun and provides an opportunity to explore more of our community. Click here to download and print a copy: Healthy Shasta Walks Passport
Find Places to Walk and People to Walk With
- Local Trail Maps
- Local Recreation Groups
- Ranger Programs – Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
- Ranger-led Programs – Lassen Volcanic National Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
- Redding Ramblers Hiking Group (Redding, CA) | Meetup
- Safe Routes to School – healthyshasta.org
- Shasta Dogs | Redding CA | Facebook
Local Walking Guides
Walking in nature also provides a way to reduce and manage the stress of daily life.
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.
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.