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. Compete individually or on a team, participate in local guided walks, get outside, improve your health, and earn prizes along the way!

Who can participate?

Walktober is FREE for the entire PSU community. Whether you’re just starting out or are an avid walker, everyone can be successful with this program. 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 for the 31-day program.

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 Monday, October 7. Don’t forget to join us for our kick-off event on Monday, October 7th at 5pm – meet at the entrance to the Rec Center by Café Yumm!