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Spring 2024 Knox Workplace Walking Challenge

The Get Healthy Knox County Coalition invites local businesses to participate in the annual friendly Knox County Workplace Walking Challenge that promotes the health benefits of walking to people of all abilities. This encourages team building through team-based goals and rewards. The four-week challenge begins on April 7 and ends on May 4.

“Last year, over 600 walkers participated in the challenge,” said Tami Ruhl, Knox Public Health. “The coalition’s goal for this year is to recruit 1,000 walkers.

”Have fun and win prizes! Participants track and submit weekly step counts. Weekly leaderboards are posted on the coalition’s Facebook page and website (gethealthyknox.com). Trophies go to the top teams and medals go to the top walkers in each activity level. Participants may also enter the Raffle Challenge by submitting “selfie” photos while walking to work or visiting their favorite local scenic site. Receive a raffle ticket for each photo to be entered into a prize drawing.

“We want to give a special thank you to the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel for sponsoring this year’s Raffle Challenge,” said Talisha Beha, Knox Board of Developmental Disabilities. “The winner will receive a one-night stay at the hotel.

”The Get Healthy Knox County Coalition’s mission is to provide opportunities for Knox County residents to live active lifestyles. Membership consists of representatives from local businesses and organizations committed to making the healthy and easy choice for people of all ages and abilities.

Interested in learning more? Attend an online informational session to learn about the walking challenge guidelines, raffle challenges, and to answer any question you may have on March 20 at 12 pm. Download the registration packet at gethealthyknox.com or email tbeha@knoxdd.com.  For more information, contact Tami Ruhl, Creating Healthy Communities Program Coordinator at 740-392-2200 x 2274 or truhl@knoxhealth.com..

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