Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier lifestyle through increased physical activity, improved, nutrition, and reduced stress.
How does Walk Kansas work?
Teams of 6, with a captain, log minutes of physical activity for eight weeks. Each team selects one of three challenges they will collectively work toward. In order to accomplish this challenge, each person will have a personal goal. In addition, to physical activity, participants will report the amount of fruits and vegetables they eat.
Each team will select one of these challenges. As your team moves across or around the state, you will learn about points of interest in Kansas by viewing progress of your team on the online map.
Challenge 1: 8 Wonders. Each person reaches the minimum goal for physical activity -- 150 minutes per week. Collectively, the team would walk 435 miles as they discover the 8 Wonders of Kansas!
**New in 2023 -- Challenge 2: Follow US Route 56. A trail that begins in New Mexico, enters Kansas close to Elkhart, and continues along highway 56 up to Kansas City. The team will travel 640 miles and require each person to log just over 3 hours of activity per week.
Challenge 3: Cross Country. A windy trail from Troy to Elkhart, requiring each person to log 4 hours per week, traveling 764 miles total.
Challenge 4: Little Balkans to Nicodemus. Walk the SE part of the state known as the Little Balkans and then wind up and around to Nicodemus. This team will go 1200 miles and require each person to log 6 hours per week.
How do I register?
Registration for the Walk Kansas program is available online or in our office. To register online, visit the Walk Kansas website or stop by one of the district's offices (Garnett, Lyndon, or Ottawa) to pick up a paper registration packet.