What is Walk Georgia?
Walk Georgia is an 12-week program to increase your physical activity in a fun, community-oriented way. You may participate as an individual and track your progress with other individuals in your county and state or form a team of four to exercise together.
The online component of Walk Georgia provides an activity record to keep track of your weekly physical activity and time. The activity that you record is translated into "walked" miles, based on average rigor of the chosen activity and the time you were active.
When you accumulate miles, you will be able to navigate a map of Georgia and chart your course to "walk" Georgia. As you move throughout this virtual state, you will be able to view fun facts about each county you visit and learn new ways to improve your health. You will also be able to see how you compare to other individuals throughout the state.
Key Walk Georgia dates
• Registration open: Sept. 1 to Oct. 9
• Program period (time of activity): Sept. 1 to Nov. 23
• Final activity recorded: Dec. 4
• Certificates of completion available: Dec. 5
• Program closed to participants: Dec. 11
• Program closed to county administrators: Jan. 8, 2014
Walk Georgia Goals
The goals of this program, sponsored by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and its partners, are to help you:
• Get more fit.
• Develop the habit of regular physical activity.
• Get support from others who are also interested in moving more.
• Have fun!
How to participate
You can participate in this program in one of two ways:
• Individuals act independently of teams.
• You track your own activity and decide how you would like to move throughout the virtual state.
• You are only ranked within the individual rankings.
• You may create an individual account at any point within the program registration period (September 1, 2013 to Oct. 9, 2013).
• Team members work together to encourage each other to participate in weekly activity and combine their cooperative effort to move throughout the virtual state.
• Teams are ranked with other teams in the state.
• Team members can also view how they compare to other individuals.
• Teams must have exactly 4 team members: one team captain and three members.
If you do not have enough people to create a team but would like to participate with a friend, each of you can create individual accounts and still encourage each other throughout the program. An e-mail address is required to participate as a team captain or individual. Team members are not required to enter this information unless they desire an account to manage their information.
How to form a team
Teams are formed when four people decide to participate in the program together. Each team must have a team captain. The team captain must initiate team creation by creating a "Team Captain" account. This account can be created at any point within the program registration period. The team captain will enter each team member's name and e-mail address. All team members must be entered at one time and cannot be changed. This must be completed before program registration ends.
After the team captain completes team creation, each member of the team will receive an e-mail prompt to create their own account. An e-mail address is required for all account creation. If a team member does not have an e-mail address, the team captain can enter physical activity information on his or her behalf.
For more information and to sign up, go online at www.walkgeorgia.org. This program is sponsored through your local Cooperative Extension office, which you can call at 229-391-7980. You can also connect through Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/walkgeorgia.
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