What is Walktober?Fall is an ideal time to walk. Temperatures are moderate and the autumn colors are spectacular. Walktober is designed to inspire you to dramatically boost your walking with fun, motivating tools to set goals, track progress, share success, and support other participants.
Who can participate?Everyone can start walking and be successful in Walktober — whether you’re just starting out or are an avid walker. Aim for 30 minutes of walking a day, 4 days a week to start, then gradually increase your walking to 5 or more days a week at 45-60 minutes by the end of the program.
How does it work?Your goal is to accumulate Walktober leaves by recording walking activity each day — 30-44 minutes equals a red leaf; 45-59 minutes earns an orange leaf; 60+ minutes gains a gold leaf. Any combination of red, orange, gold counts towards the goal of 20 leaves.
Is there team participation?Yes! Being on a team makes Walktober even more fun as you enjoy friendly competition. And team participation greatly increases your chances of success. Starting or joining a team is easy; for details, check out the Join/Create a Team tab on the Getting Started page after you register.
When does Walktober start?
You can register today and begin recording your progress on October 1, 2012.
Don’t forget to join us on Monday, October 1, 2012 at 8am and/or 11am for our Walktober Kick-off Event. We will be walking along the Water Front in Downtown Portland, raffling off prizes, and giving away FREE socks for the first 30 participants. Meet at the upper entrance to the Rec Center by Café Yumm!
And mark your calendar now for the Walktober award ceremony taking place on November 1, 2012 at 3pm.