The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Comanche County will host a Walk Across Texas program from April 2 through June 1. The Walk Across Texas program encourages people to develop a habit of regular physical activity. Teams and individuals walk or run, dance, garden, swim or do any other form of exercise for an eight‐week period. Each 20 minutes of exercise counts as one mile. At the end of that time each team’s or person’s total mileage is added up. The goal for each team is to virtually walk the 832 miles it would take to cross Texas during the eight-week period. You can do this by logging in several types of activities that can be converted into miles. To help keep you motivated you can log in and track your individual and team progress throughout the program. While 832 miles is the goal, there is no limit as to how many miles participants can log!

You can walk together, individually, outside, at a mall, at a grocery store or at a gym whatever fits your schedule and lifestyle. Keep track of your team’s miles to see if together you can go the equivalent of the 832 miles it would take to walk across Texas in eight weeks. Anyone can participate. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, pets, coworkers, and classmates. Teams consist of 8 people and will need a team leader to complete the team registration form and be sure weekly mileage for team members is entered. To register for the eight‐week program, visit: http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu, we also have the paper team and individual registration forms available at the office to help get you started.

The program also offers an opportunity for a little friendly competition between teams and individuals. We will be sure to recognize and give bragging rights to the “Comanche County World Champion Team” whomever that might be. If you would like more information call or come by the office 325-356-2539.

Walk Across Texas is a FREE, eight‐week program designed to help Texans establish the habit of regular physical activity. Since 1996, thousands of Texans have participated in Walk Across Texas!

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