The goal of “Walking Lake Pepin” is for participants to establish or renew a regular walking, or other exercise routine, to improve their health and fitness. The list of activities eligible to be tracked includes walking, biking, running, swimming, water aerobics or other moderate physical activities that can be sustained for 10 minutes; like pushing the lawn mower around or even Zumba.
This year’s event slogan will be in support of the Lake City 150th Anniversary celebration. The 2022 slogan is “WLP 2022…Walking the 150 Challenge!” Event organizers hope that the first challenge that will be met is to have 150 people sign up and participate in 2022.
Participants will be given a log sheet to track their minutes and if they turn in their log sheets at the end of the 10 week period they are eligible for a drawing for Lake City Chamber Bucks at the end of the walking event. There is no cost to sign up.
This year the challenge to those who participate is to commit to walking (or other moderate physical activity) for 150 minutes each week of the 10 week event.
A second challenge has been added this year; commit to walk 150 miles (approximately 2 miles per day) over the 10 weeks of the challenge.
Any participant who meets either one of these challenges will be eligible for a drawing for Lake City Chamber Bucks at the end of the season. Up to (3) $25 rewards for the 150 minute challenge and (1) $50 reward for the 150 mile challenge will be given away]
Being active and staying active throughout life has shown to reduce deaths from heart disease by 30%, risk of diabetes by 58% and risk of stroke by 24%. Exercise IS medicine! It does not cost anything, it is available to everyone and it is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy and maintain a good quality of life.
Weekly group walks for all Lake City residents and WLP participants will be held on Wednesdays this year. The group will gather at 6:30 pm to take a walk in different neighborhoods and locations around Lake City. All are welcome whether you register for WLP or not.
This year’s sign-up location are at Treats and Treasures on Washington Street and at Anytime Fitness on 7th Street. When you sign up you can pick up a log sheet and weekly group walk schedule.
There is also an option to register online at www.walkinglakepepin.com. A log sheet is on the sign up page and can be printed.
Covid 19 recommendations will be followed per MN state guidelines as needed.
Watch the Lake City Graphic for all the news about Walking Lake Pepin or watch this blog on www.walkinglakepepin.com and on Facebook,
https://www.facebook.com/Walking-Lake-Pepin-140126489392850/ , for weekly updates.
Call Patty Svien 345-4383 if you have questions.