Following Interstate 75, it would take the average person around five full days to walk across the state of Georgia. But if you can’t take that much time off work, try traversing Georgia virtually with Walk Georgia, a UGA Cooperative Extension fitness program that started this week.
Participants track their physical activity online for 12 weeks – either as an individual or a 4-person team. Time spent in various forms of physical activity – from biking to bowling – is translated into miles “walked” across the state. As the exercisers log miles, they will move across a virtual map of Georgia and learn fun facts about the different counties they visit. Walkers can also see how their activity compares to others in the program – with the goal for all participants to reach at least 15 miles per week.
Email registration for the program opened Sept. 1 and will last until Oct. 9. Members can begin logging their miles right away and have until Nov. 23 to make their way across the state. Check out http://www.walkgeorgia.org/ to register or get more details.