Fun and Fundraising

Participation in walking events and races can be a fun, low-impact way to get activity while helping to build awareness and raise funds in support of good causes. You can use the event as an end goal training plan, a personal challenge or just a way to get outside. If you haven’t raced or walked in an official event, here are some guidelines to consider:

  1. Choose your challenge. Decide on distance and venue. If signing up for a 5k, but you haven’t been walking several miles a day already you will want to prepare.
  2. Gear up. A reliable and comfortable pair of shoes will be your key to success.
  3. Preparation. Build endurance and stamina through training. Get out daily and set goals to start at a slower pace and shorter distance, increasing gradually.
  4. Fuel up. Replace highly processed foods with fresh fruits, vegetables and lean protein.  

Whether you decide to walk or run, be sure to warm-up for about ten minutes and have fun on your way to the finish line. 

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”   Amelia Earhart