AgriLife’s Walk Across Texas program wrapped up this week with a celebration at the extension office at noon on Nov. 18. Participants were given certifications, and the top three participants were awarded prizes.
Walk Across Texas is an eight week walking program developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension with the main goal of increasing the habit of intentional steps. Teams of up to eight can participate as they aim for the goal of reaching 832 miles (the distance from Beaumont to El Paso).
Team members log their miles and report them to an on-line platform. During the eight-week campaign, every team member received an update on miles logged for each team, as well as a delicious recipe.
Eight teams participated in the Fall 2021 Walk Across Texas event, and the total miles logged were 7,883.44. This is more than double the distance across the US!
Team captains were:
- Pat Connally
- Jacquelyn Martin
- Eddie Northcutt
- Julie Smalley
- Alina Sanders
- Cindy Joslin
- Robert Newsom
- Lewis Tatum
Although it is not a competition, but rather a health and fitness challenge, the top three participants logging the most miles were:
- Max Martin – 455.18 miles
- Cindy Joslin – 419.99 miles
- Samantha Dean – 416.29 miles.
The top three teams were:
- Max’s Marvels – 1,387.44 miles
- Trekkin’ Teachers – 1, 273.5 miles
- Justice League – 1,238.63 miles.
A map showing a network of miles equaling 7,883 miles is on display at the Extension Office and can be viewed by the general public.
Johanna Hicks contributed to this report.