Mayor’s School Walking Challenge: The Basics

High Five Children’s Health Collaborative is proud to host the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge each year. And this year, we’re expanding it to cover the entire southern half of the state (hopefully we’ll be in North Idaho soon!).

So what is the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge? It’s a one-month event encouraging students and mayors to lace up their sneakers and get moving!

Participating mayors use a FitBit to track their steps throughout the month of October. Mayors who hit specific targets earn funds they can give to their local schools to support healthy programs or physical activity equipment. Best of all, most mayors earn many of their steps while joining students before school or during lunchtime walking programs. It’s great!

Over the years, mayors have logged millions of steps and earned tens of thousands of dollars towards school programs.

Mayors are great role models, and the Mayor’s School Walking Challenge provides a way for them to use their “hero” status for local kids to benefit their community.

Contact us if you’re a mayor or school who would like to get involved!