Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department, The WilCo Wellness Alliance and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office are partnering to bring Walk Across Texas to Williamson County. Walk Across Texas is an eight-week program to help people of all ages support one another and establish the habit of regular physical activity.
Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department will host a Kick-off event from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Centennial Plaza. Join us at the Kick-off event and get more information about this 8 week distance challenge and register yourself or a team for the Walk Across Texas event!
Download Kick-off flier here (PDF)
This free 8-week activity program will allow you to monitor your daily activity levels and caloric output online by recording your total steps or the minutes of any physical activity you participate in each day!
Included in the program:
- A FREE pedometer to track your steps (limited quantity)
- Easy-to-use online tool to log your daily activity
- Weekly fit tips to help keep you moving and motivated
All Williamson County residents are eligible to participate in this fun program!
How it works
The WilCo Wellness Alliance's Physical Activity Working Group is encouraging local communities to set up teams with a captain and seven team members. Teams in each community will compete for eight weeks to see which one walks the 830 miles across the state first and/or which one walks the greatest amount of miles.
Individual team members will be challenged to walk at least 50 miles, the total distance of Williamson County from one end to the other. Team members can walk together, individually, outside, at a mall or gym, on a treadmill, any way that fits their lifestyle. While teams will compete to walk the most miles during the eight weeks, the main point is to get people moving and keep them moving after Walk Across Texas ends. Regular physical activity and watching your weight can significantly reduce the incidence and impact of chronic diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and depression. Walk Across Texas! is recognized as a Best Practice Physical Activity Program by the Texas Department of State Health Services.