Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge
June 1, 2017
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett kicked off his 2017 Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on Thursday, June 1, at City Hall.
The kick-off announcement was followed by the program’s inaugural walk along Wisconsin Avenue to view the new sculptures that debuted in Downtown Milwaukee.
Walk 100’s overall efforts to increase physical activity among residents complements the Milwaukee Health Department’s work in combating obesity. In 2016, the Public Policy Forum reported that Milwaukee’s obesity rates are higher than state and national percentages. In addition, less than half of Milwaukee residents report getting the recommended amount of physical activity on a regular basis. For these reasons, Mayor Barrett is encouraging residents to join him in creating a healthier Milwaukee.
Every step counts. Participants can walk on their own, in a group or join one of the many community walks to work toward the goal of 100 miles in 100 days.
Over the course of the 100 days walkers can track and monitor their progress on the program’s web application. You will also have the ability to see what upcoming walks will be taking place in the community.
Program participants will have a chance to win various prizes by hitting certain benchmarks over the course of the 100 days. All participants who complete the 100 mile goal at the end of the 100th day will be eligible for the program’s prize drawing on September 8.
For view the full calendar of community walks and more information on how to register for the program, visit the Walk 100 website.