MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – With spring approaching, it is time to start organizing your walking team. The Wellness Center at WVU Medicine will start its annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® campaign on Monday, April 15.
Now in its 25th year, the program encourages participants to develop the habit of walking at least one mile a day as a form of exercise. Participants can track and record all miles completed without a cap. This year’s program will run from April 15 through July 23.
“Last year, we had more than 4,700 people participate, making Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days® the largest exercise program in the state,” Dave Harshbarger, wellness manager for WVU Medicine, said. “Regular exercise is a way to prevent heart disease, as well as obesity, another problem in West Virginia. This is a great opportunity to get regular exercise, do something healthy with friends and family, and have fun.”
The kick-off walk will take place at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 15, from the front of WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. WVU Football Coach Neal Brown will be this year’s special guest. All are welcome to gather in the lobby and go for a one-mile walk.
Participants can sign up individually or form teams and organize for their own business/organization. The registration deadline is April 12.
For more information, visit http://wvumedicine.org/thewellnesscenter.
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