Walk Across Arkansas
Spring 2016: February 15- April 10
What is Walk Across Arkansas?
It is an 8 week exercise campaign where you and your team set personal goals for physical activity and try to meet them (with a little help from your friends!)
All you need is:
- A team of 2 to 10 people
- A team name
- A good pair of walking shoes
- A watch or stopwatch
What you do:
Record the number of minutes walked throughout the day (with the intent of exercising for at least 10 minutes straight).
You can log in your minutes online at www.uaex.edu OR you can contact your county Extension agent for more information and forms.
Who can participate?
Anyone! Some suggestions of team categories:
- Youth (under age 18)
- Seniors (65+)
- Faith-based members
- General (a combination of above)
Is just walking allowed?
No! Most people in our program choose to walk, but you can do any type of physical activity as long as you increase your heart rate or break a sweat for at least 10 consecutive minutes. Research recommends that adults should exercise for at least 150 minutes per week and youth for 60 minutes per day.
How will this program benefit me?
Most of our participants enjoy the camaraderie they share with team members. We have also learned that many of our participants:
- Had more energy
- Slept better
- Strengthened their relationships
- Lost weight or inches
- Improved their blood pressure
- Improved their blood panels
- Controlled their stress
Publications for Download
Sign up today or contact your County Extension Agent!
|Instructions (captains)||Instructions for team captains(pdf)|
|Instructions (team members)||Instructions for team members(pdf)|
|Team registration||Team captain register your team here.|
|Individual registration||After the team is registered, participants must fill out this registration form|
|Check to see if an individual is registered||Displays date and time participant finished individual registration|
|Check if Team Name already exists||Duplicate Team Names are not allowed|
|Team Names by County||Check the Team Names in your county|
|Enter your minutes||If you have technical problems, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|View your county totals|
|View state totals|
|Individual goal setting (MSWord)||Setting Smart Goals. Read this before you write down your goals|
Weekly newsletters during the program on health and wellness
|Wrapup||Fill out after you have completed your 8 weeks walking|