Healthy Shasta Walks
Join Walktober 2020!
Walktober 2020 is here! Join a team, be active, and compete for prizes, as you walk your way through October like you’re walking through 2020; One step at a time.
There are two ways to join:
- Become a team captain, wrangle up some walking friends, and compete to win prizes as the fearless leader. Or;
- Join a team that already has a captain and walk your socks off in a competitive, but not super competitive, but also fun walking challenge.
To become a team captain or join a team you need to create a FREE Walker Tracker account. Visit the Join Walktober page or download the Walker Tracker app on your smartphone. If you already have the app, you are figuratively, one step ahead. Just open the app, and join the 2020 Walktober challenge.
The Walker Tracker App will sync to any smartphone, or wearable fitness device and automatically add your walking-dancing-skipping movement to the challenge.
There will be Grand Prizes for the team with the most steps and the highest individual walker. To keep things spicy, weekly prizes will be randomly awarded to teams and individuals for completing weekly challenges.
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.
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.
This is your year to set the pace and get moving for a happy, healthy life with Shasta Walks 2020. Explore our local trails and track your steps and join fun walking challenges throughout the year using the Walker Tracker app.
Follow us on our Healthy Shasta Facebook page for walking activities and healthy tips.
The Pacific Crest Trail walking challenge wraps up on September 30th. Thank you to over 300 Shasta residents for participating in the full trek from the Mexico-U.S. border to the Canada-U.S border. All finishers win a prize! Watch for an email from Shasta Walks Walker Tracker to find out how to claim your prize. Ready for another challenge? Stay tuned for Walktober! Walker Tracker will again be used track your progress.
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.
Healthy Shasta Walks Passport
The Walks Passport will be back! Stay tuned for the release after Walktober 2020!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Healthy Shasta Walks Passport 2019 Challenge! Find the results here “Healthy Shasta Walks Passport Results“
Find the 2019 results here “Walktober Challenge Results“
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.