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Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge 2017 to encourage active living

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will kick-off his 4th Annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge on June 1 at City Hall.

The kick-off announcement will be followed by the program’s inaugural walk along the Milwaukee Riverwalk. Walk 100’s overall efforts to increase physical activity among residents complements the Milwaukee Health Department’s work in combating obesity.

In 2016, the Public Policy Forum reported that Milwaukee’s obesity rates are higher than state and national percentages. In addition, less than half of Milwaukee residents report getting the recommended amount of physical activity on a regular basis. For these reasons, Mayor Barrett is encouraging residents to join him in creating a healthier Milwaukee.

Over the course of the 100 days walkers can track and monitor their progress on the program’s web application. You will also have the ability to see what upcoming walks will be taking place in the community. Milwaukee.gov/walk100.

Dear Participating Walker:

Thank you for your past participation in helping me make Milwaukee healthier one step at a time. I am kicking off my 4th Annual Walk 100 Miles in 100 Days Challenge and hope you’ll join me once again.

As you know, Walk 100 encourages Milwaukee residents to stay active by walking. Every step counts. Participants can walk on their own, in a group or join one of the many community walks to work toward the goal of 100 miles in 100 days. I hope you will once again join me in creating a healthier Milwaukee.

Over the course of the 100 days, walkers can track their progress on the program’s web application. You will also have the ability to see what upcoming walks will be taking place in the community. For more information on how to register and begin tracking your miles, visit the Walk 100 website.

Program participants will have a chance to win various prizes by hitting certain benchmarks over the course of the 100 days. All participants who complete the 100 mile goal at the end of the 100th day will be eligible for the program’s prize drawing on September 8, 2017.

Join us at 11:45 a.m. on June 1st as we kick-off the challenge. We will walk our first mile at 12:00 p.m. starting from City Hall toward the Milwaukee Riverwalk.

We will be releasing details on Walk 100 events throughout the summer. Stay tuned for information on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

So get up, get out and join the movement in Milwaukee this summer!

Sincerely,

Tom Barrett
Mayor, City of Milwaukee

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