Walk 10K is an annual worldwide walking challenge that takes place in May and is sponsored by the Medical Fitness Association. The walking challenge is open to individuals and groups of all ages including schools, businesses and clubs. Participants are encouraged to walk 10,000 steps a day for a total of 70,000 in a week.

Powell Wellness Center participated in Walk 10K in 2017 and 2018. With more than 1000 members each year stepping out, PWC’s grand total is 74,000,000 steps for the two years.

The benefits of walking are many, including reduced risk of heart disease and stroke by reducing cholesterol, improving blood pressure, and promoting weight loss. Walking also helps build stronger bones and muscles and improve balance. Moreover, it costs nothing and can be done anywhere.

“We are already looking forward to Walk 10K 2019 and would like anyone and everyone in Culpeper to join us in the challenge,” said Eric Good, Director of Powell Wellness Center. “While 10,000 steps a day is the goal, we want people to get up and get moving. Set your own personal goal and use the challenge to start a new, healthy routine. Even little things like parking your car further away from a store entrance makes a difference. Or, walking around the block for 10 minutes. Every step counts!” added Good.

During Walk 10K Week, registered participants who report their steps to Powell Wellness Center are entered in a drawing for prizes that typically include fitness programming, court time, and personal training sessions. Early bird registrants receive a free pedometer.

Please watch our events calendar in spring 2019 for information about next year’s Walk 10K. Come out and walk with us!