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Mayor's School Walking Challenge

Tuesday, September 5, 2017  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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October is WALKtober and we are inviting mayors throughout Southwest, Central and Eastern Idaho to become a health champion by participating in the 4th Annual Mayor’s School Walking Challenge! This year we’re adding to that excitement by expanding the challenge to include elementary schools and mayors throughout Eastern Idaho!

Ready to get started? Register HERE!

The Mayor’s School Walking Challenge is designed to improve children’s health by inspiring mayors and elementary schools to walk in the month of October. The challenge celebrates good health by walking in a fun and friendly competition.

We’ve made a few changes from last year's event, so here is a quick overview of the challenge - and how you can win $1,000 for your community!

  • Mayors will receive Fitbits provided by Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health to track their steps and give real-time leader updates.
  • Mayors will log steps walked from Sunday, October 1, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
  • Each mayor who averages 10,000 steps per day in October will receive $1,000 to be allocated to a park or elementary school project that encourages physical activity in your community.
  • Elementary schools are also invited to participate in their own challenge to encourage physical activity and healthy eating during the month of October, details coming shortly.
  • We love seeing city officials getting involved with students, so this year, mayors can earn bonus steps by walking with participating students.
  • The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 for mayors who would like to receive a Fitbit.
  • This annual event is sponsored by High Five, the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, St. Luke’s Health System and the Idaho Dairy Council.

Register HERE!
Questions? Need more information? Please contact Courtney Frost at

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