UACES Facebook Fall Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 17

Fall Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 17

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Aug. 21, 2017 

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LITTLE ROCK – Does your fitness program need a little boost now that the summer is winding down? The fall edition of Walk Across Arkansas begins Sept. 17 and runs through Nov. 11.

“Over the last decade, thousands of Arkansans have made Walk Across Arkansas their opportunity to start or continue a fitness program,” said Lisa Washburn, associate professor-health, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

“While we’re not really walking across the state, we do have thousands of people across Arkansas who form teams and commit to eight weeks of exercise,” she said. “Many of our participants have credited Walk Across Arkansas with making fitness a permanent part of their daily routine.”

Registration for Walk Across Arkansas will open Sept. 5. Information and registration can be found at The deadline to enter your Walk Across Arkansas minutes into the online system is Nov. 18.

For more information about Walk Across Arkansas or other extension fitness programs, contact your county extension agent or visit


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126

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