Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and closure of the senior centers, we have had to cancel the Walk MA Challenge for 2020. We sincerely thank everyone who signed up.
Be well and be safe!
The MCOA Team
Earn Money for Our Council on Aging, and Possibly Win a $50 Gift Card!
Lace up your sneakers and join us in the Walk Massachusetts Challenge! Your participation helps your COA win money for fitness programs and gives you the chance to win one of several prizes!
The challenge runs from May 17 to September 30. In that time, if you complete the challenge, you are entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card, a $25 Amazon gift card or a $10 Dunkin’ gift card . . . and for each person who completes the challenge, your Council on Aging gets an entry into the $500 prize for use with fitness programming. The more of us who walk, the better the chances!
Here’s how it works:
You and your friends form a virtual team and choose a challenge. Choose ‘Round the Border and walk the equivalent of the Massachusetts border (515 miles), or Mass-ters and walk the equivalent of the Massachusetts tidal shoreline (1,519 miles). Wow! That sounds like a lot of walking! It’s not, really. ‘Round the Border is only about a mile a day, three days a week, per person, while the Mass-ters is about three miles a day – fewer than 10,000 steps!
Say you’re not a current walker, or can’t walk a mile a day, we have challenges for that as well. You could walk from the shores of Provincetown to the mountains of Lee, in just 30 minutes a day, three days a week! Or maybe you’re just starting out and don’t feel you can walk that much yet. Try the Greylock Gradual Ascent Challenge and start by walking just seven minutes a day. Walk the length of your driveway and back adding a minute a day every week until you’re up to 30 minutes a day. However you choose to walk, we’re rooting for you!