On January 11, 2021, the UF/IFAS Extension Service kicked off the first-ever “Walk Across Wakulla” campaign. This campaign is focused on increasing the wellness and physical activity of Wakulla County residents (or anyone else who would like to join).
Walk Across Wakulla challenges participants – youth and adults alike – to walk at least 32 miles “across” Wakulla County, which represents the distance between the Jefferson and Franklin County lines along US Highway 98. You do not have to walk that direct route, of course. You can walk anywhere! Wakulla County is full of beautiful natural spaces that are great for walking. Walk around your neighborhood, along a track, or even on a treadmill.
For every mile walked, youth are encouraged to color in a sneaker. Completed sneakers will be displayed after the challenge at the Wakulla County Extension office in Crawfordville.
There is NO FEE to participate, and we encourage you to recruit friends, family, and coworkers to join. Miles must be logged by March 11, Wakulla County’s birthday.
To sign up for walk Across Wakulla, please visit our registration page.
Need help tracking your steps? These tools may be able to help!
These free apps can help track steps and other metrics such as hydration, sleep, food intake, and other fitness goals. Remember, you MUST have your phone with you for steps to be counted. (NOTE: Listing of name brands does not imply endorsement.)
- Google Fit (iOS & Android)
- AppleHealth (iOS only)
- Fitbit Tracker (iOS & Android)
- ActivityTracker (iOS & Android)
- StepsApp (iOS & Android)
- MyFitnessPal (iOS & Android)
If you prefer to track your steps using a log sheet, here are a few nice ones:
Did you know that all types of exercise can be converted into steps? Check out this activity conversion chart to help you boost your daily step count.
Join the Fun!
We encourage you to share your Walk Across Wakulla journey on social media. Just use the hashtags #WalkAcrossWakulla, #WakullaWonderful, and #MoveItMonday so we will be sure to see your posts. You may also want to tag us: @Wakulla4H and @UFWakullaFCS.
We hope you will “Walk Across Wakulla” with us. Happy stepping!
For more information, please call Dr. Rachel Pienta or Samantha Kennedy at (850) 926-3931.
UF/IFAS is an Equal Opportunity Institution.