Walk for exercise, visit local parks and you might win a prize in Yakima Parks and Recreation’s “Step Up & Park It” program that begins Monday, July 6th and continues through August 31st.
This free, 8 week program is designed to help you stay active while visiting local parks. Participants of all fitness levels are invited to join. Simply track and report your steps. The goal is to set progressive daily step goals to reach 10,000 steps per day by the end of the challenge.
The program is available through Challenge Runner. If you do not have a Challenge Runner account, sign up at https://www.challengerunner.com/enroll/efb6xz-2cth
If you are already a Challenge Runner member, log in to your account and enter challenge code efb6xz-2cth
Track steps manually, with a fitness tracker, device or app and log steps into the challenge app.
“We encourage people to explore their local parks or anywhere that is safe to walk – with social distancing precautions – while creating a consistent walking habit in their everyday lives,” said Parks and Recreation Manager Ken Wilkinson.
Following are requirements and incentives for receiving a Step Up & Park It participant t-short, as well as eligibility requirements for prize drawings at the end of each two-week interval:
REQUIREMENTS AND INCENTIVES
Individuals must complete the requirements for interval 1 to receive a Step Up & Park It participant T-shirt.
|Interval||Step Goal||Total Steps|
|July 6-19||Average 5,000 steps per day||70,000 minimum by July 19|
|July 20- August 2||Average 7,000 steps per day||168,000 minimum by August 2|
|August 3-16||Average 9,000 steps per day||294,000 minimum by August 16|
|August 17-31||Average 10,000 steps per day||434,000 minimum by August 31|
Individuals who meet the requirement for each interval will be entered into a drawing to win prizes at the end of each two week interval.
Call 575-6020 or visit https://yakimaparks.com/ for more about Yakima Parks and Recreation.