Earn Money for Your Council on Aging, and Possibly Win a $50 Gift Card!
Lace up your sneakers, grab some friends, and join us in the Walk Massachusetts Challenge to help your Council on Aging win money for fitness programs, and you could possibly win a $50 Visa gift card!
The challenge runs from April 1 to September 30. In that time, if you and your team of friends complete the challenge, you get entered into a drawing for a $50 Visa Gift card, and for each team that completes the challenge, your Council on Aging gets entered for $250 to put toward fitness programming. Here’s how it works:
You and three friends form a team and choose a challenge. You can choose either ‘Round the Border, and walk the equivalent of the Massachusetts border (515 miles), or Mass-ters who walk the equivalent of the total Massachusetts tidal shoreline (1,519 miles). Wow! That sounds like a lot of walking! Not really. The ‘Round the Border challenge is only about a mile a day, five days a week, per person, and the Mass-ters about three miles a day – less than 10,000 steps! Each person in the team has to complete their personal goal to be entered to win.
Say you’d rather walk on your own. We have challenges for that as well. You could walk from the shores of Provincetown to the mountains of Lee (190 miles), or just 30 minutes a day! 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 out walking just 7 minutes a day – that could be from the house to the mailbox and back – and add a minute a day every week until you’re up to 30 minutes a day.