West Virginia University’s Extension Service will host a walking kickoff event to promote their new website LiveWellWV.org. The walk takes place on Wed., May 23, at noon at Knapp Hall and helps introduce the first LiveWell Community Challenge: Summer Steps.
Walkers will take a one mile walk on the Rail Trail to the WVU Visitor’s Resource Center they can enjoy a healthy snack.
Summer Steps allows individuals to track their walking by inputting their mileage into the tracking system. Participants can self-identify which county they would like their mileage to count toward.
The walking program runs from June 1 – Aug. 31. The county with the most mileage recorded at the end of the contest will be deemed a LiveWell County. The winning county will receive a sign and a walkability assessment from the WVU Extension Service Community, Economic and Workforce Development program.
A second walking kickoff will be held Thurs., May 24, at noon at Haddad Park in Charleston.
To visit the new site, go to www.livewellwv.org. For more information on health and wellness initiatives in your community, contact your local county office of the WVU Extension Service.
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