Moving Starke County Forward officials are urging participants in the Walking Challenge to step it up, as the event officially ends Sept. 2. Miles must be turned in by Monday, Sept. 9, reflecting miles walked during the event. A celebration event is planned for Sept. 14 with the final announcement of miles walked, biked or ran by participants, as well as awards and raffles, healthy snacks, health tips and information, and community vendors. T-shirts will also be available for a small donation fee.
The last update from the challenge indicated the participants had gotten to the shore of Portugal, but officials won’t know if the new goal of walking around the world has been realized until the challenge is officially over.
Though there’s less than a week remaining in the challenge, you can still sign up to be part of this program. An application can be found at any library in Starke County. Don’t forget to report your miles to Heather Skelly at (574) 772-1272.