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Walk Kansas


March 26 - May 20, 2023

Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life. Join this program and

  • Be more active with support from friends and family
  • Make healthier nutrition and beverage choices
  • Learn helpful techniques to reduce stress

This marks the 23rd Walk Kansas program!! Each year brings a renewed focus on helping participants meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and increasing the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat. 

The team packets, with Captain's Guide, Individual Guides, and log sheets can be picked up at the Extension Office in March.


How does Walk Kansas work?

Co-workers, family members, friends and neighbors form teams of 6 people who will track minutes of physical activity and food choices during the 8-week challenge.

Each team identifies a goal, or challenge, it wants to reach. Three challenges are offered. As your team moves across or around the state, you will learn about points of interest in Kansas by viewing progress of your team on the online map.  The challenges are different this year, but teams will travel distances similar to last year. Challenge 1 is "Explore the 8 Wonders of Kansas," and would require each member to reach the minimum guidelines for physical activity, 150 minutes per week.  Challenge 2, "Go Cross Country," will take the team on a diagonal track of Kansas and suggests 4 hours per week for each participant. Challenge 3 will allow teams to "Explore the Little Balkans (SE KS) and then head to Nicodemus." This challenge is 1200 miles and a 6-hour-per-week goal for each person.

Walking isn't the only activity that counts. Read through your "Activity Guide" to learn about moderate and vigorous activities that count, and strengthening exercises. Just a reminder – any activity you report should be performed for a minimum of 10 consecutive minutes.

Participants record daily fruit and vegetable consumption.

Team members report progress to their team captain each week. Team captain reports totals to local program each week.

Friendly competition can be motivating so check team progress on the Walk Kansas Online website.


Full details about the program can be found on the state Walk Kansas page. Click here!