The Brazos County Walk Across Texas! Taskforce will present “Walk Across Texas 2021 Challenge/Mission: Possible 833,” an eight-week team-oriented physical activity program.
Each team participating in the Walk Across Texas! challenge may have up to eight members — all working together to reach the goal of walking the 832 miles that represent the distance between the farthermost points of the state.
“Walk Across Texas! is a fun, free and flexible way for our community to get active,” said Flora Williams, AgriLife Extension agent, Brazos County. “We want individuals, businesses, service organizations and other groups throughout the community to gather friends, family, colleagues and coworkers together to create a team.”
Williams said teams will report their miles either weekly or daily to gauge their progress.
All teams should register online and select Feb. 13 as the start date. There will be a virtual kick off event and captain’s meeting starting at 10 a.m. Feb. 13 via Facebook Live. A Facebook account is not necessary to view and attend the event. The online event will include an opening ceremony, door prizes, virtual workout and team captains’ meeting.
There will be weekly prize drawings and awards as part of the program. Challenge winners will be recognized April 28 on Facebook Live.
Walk Across Texas!-themed short sleeve T-shirts are available for sale at the AgriLife Extension office for Brazos County at 2619 State Highway 21 W., Bryan.
The Walk Across Texas! challenge will also offer free virtual weekly instructor-led workouts. Dates and activities will be:
Feb. 24 – Strengthening and Toning.
March 3 – Dance Party.
March 10 – Pilates.
March 17 – Yoga.
March 24 — Foam Roller Stretching.
March 31 – Brain Breaks.
April 7 – Zumba.
Community organizations involved in the Brazos Valley effort include AgriLife Employee Wellness, Brazos County Health District, Community Alcohol & Substance Awareness Partnership, CHI St. Joseph Health, Flourish at Texas A&M University, FM Fitness, Texas A&M Recreational Sports, the Texas A&M University System, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Master Wellness Volunteers.
For more information, contact Williams at 979-823-0129.