Celebrate “October is National Walking Month” with us!
Walk every day during the month of October to compete with students at your school and across the Sacramento Region for the most minutes walked! Set a goal for 20 minutes or more a day.
Get the Walking Challenge Tracker to help track your minutes. You can download a copy for your computer or print it off and put it on your fridge as a daily reminder!
Record your walking minutes each week by Sunday evening
to be entered into a weekly raffle!
Did you miss the Sunday deadline? Each form will be open throughout the duration of the month so you can always go back and fill in your minutes to be entered in the month-long raffle. Click below to record your minutes for each week then scroll down to see the previous week’s results.
Week 1 Results
WOW! Look at the cool places you walked!
|Rank||School||School Location||Total Minutes Walked||Total Distance Walked (miles)||Your School Walked to…|
|1||Lighthouse Charter School||West Sacramento, CA||7,081 minutes||354 miles||Death Valley National Park|
Death Valley is located in southeastern California. The valley is about 140 miles (225 kilometers) long and 4 to 16 miles (6 to 26 kilometers) wide. The lowest point in the valley lies 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level. Not far away towers Mount Whitney. At 14,494 feet (4,418 meters) above sea level, Mount Whitney is the highest point in the continental United States. Don’t forget your water bottle when you visit this Park!
|2||Ella Elementary School||Olivehurst, CA||5403 minutes||270.15|
|Yosemite National Park, CA|
Yosemite is one of the few places where you can see a rainbow even at night. The Yosemite Valley serves as the base for seven major waterfalls including Yosemite Falls, the tallest waterfall in North America!
|3||Stonegate Elementary School||West Sacramento, CA||450 minutes||22.5 miles||Consumes River Preserve, Galt, CA|
The Cosumnes River Preserve is a nature preserve of 46,000 acres. The Cosumnes River has no major dams on its course of 80 miles and is the last free-flowing river in California’s Central Valley!
|4||Jefferson Elementary School||Sacramento, CA||285 minutes||14.25 miles||River Bend Park, American River Trail, Sacramento, CA|
River Bend Park has 444 acres and was acquired in stages between 1961 and 1964. The park is one of the oldest in Sacramento County! You can access the park by biking or walking along the American River Parkway.
Week 2 Results
Keep up the good work!
|Rank||School||School Location||Total Minutes Walked this week||Total Distance Walked (miles)||Your School Walked to… |
From last week’s destination.
|1||Lighthouse Charter School||West Sacramento, CA||20,234 minutes||1,161.7|
|Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon, TX|
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is just south of Amarillo, TX and is the second-largest canyon in the U.S being 120 miles long, 20 miles wide, and up to 800 feet deep, only to be beaten by the Grand Canyon! Palo Duro Canyon has been inhabited for about 12,000 years with the first being the Clovis and Folsom people who used to hunt large herds of mammoth and giant bison. Others like the Apache, Comanche, and Kiowa people lived there as well. If you had actually walked here, you would have hiked an extra 6 miles inside the park! That’s impressive.
|2||Ella Elementary School||Olivehurst, CA||5,403|
Eureka was settled in 1865, shortly after silver was discovered in the area, it grew to become a town of 6,000. Present-day attractions include a restored 1880s Eureka Opera House as well as the Sentinel Museum, an 1879 building that once housed the Eureka Sentinel Newspaper and now highlights displays of original press equipment along with other relics. Eureka is surrounded by nearby ghost towns that are just a short drive away.
|3||Jefferson Elementary School||Sacramento, CA||641|
|32.05 miles||Coloma, CA|
The California Gold Rush was sparked by the discovery of gold nuggets in Coloma, CA by James W. Marshall in early 1848 and was arguably one of the most significant events to shape American history during the first half of the 19th century. As news spread of the discovery, thousands of prospective gold miners traveled by sea or land to San Francisco and the surrounding area; by the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory was some 100,000 (compared with the pre-1848 figure of less than 1,000). A total of $2 billion worth of precious metal was extracted from the area during the Gold Rush, which peaked in 1852.
|4||Stonegate Elementary School||West Sacramento, CA||480|
|24 miles||Stockton, CA|
Rich peat soil and a temperate climate make the area around Stockton one of the richest agricultural and dairy regions in California. Throughout the 150 years of Stockton’s history, almost every major fruit, nut, and field crop has been grown, some with greater success than others. Current major crops include asparagus, cherries, tomatoes, walnuts, and almonds, plus other smaller-production orchards, row and feed crops. Grapes amount to 40 percent of the fruit and nut harvest and contribute 18 percent to the county’s agricultural dollar.
More resources to inspire you all month long!
Family Activity Guide
Check out our family activity guide, including a visual scavenger hunt, sound walk, and alphabet scavenger hunt to help inspire your family’s walk all month long. Available in English and Spanish. Download a printer-friendly version here.
School Administrator and SRTS Champion Resources
Get the resources you need to encourage your entire school community to celebrate WALKtober and join the walking challenge. This Google folder contains a WALKtober Toolkit with themed weekly trivia, social media, and other communication resources. Google Classroom resources coming soon!