September is officially STEPtember as Oldham County participates in the Annual County Walk Challenge. Record your steps from September 1st-30th and report them via the form below. All the county's steps for the month will count towards our total, which will be compared to the total steps of our neighboring counties.
But this isn't just about winning a trophy and having pride in our county's healthy lifestyle! Walking is an easy way to exercise that can add years to your life. It's free, you can do it anywhere, and it's a great way to spend time with your family or friends. You can also win prizes for recording your steps!
Participating in the challenge walk is easy, and open to all ages. Simply record your steps via your preferred method. You can use your digital fitness tracker, or the paper log provided. If you don't have a fitness tracker and aren't sure how to record your steps, you can stop by any Oldham County Library location starting on September 1st and pick up a free walking kit including a pedometer to keep! Then, submit your steps via this form:
Submitting your steps enters you in the prize drawings (for a FitBit and other prizes), which will be announced on October 5th.
Click to download materials and information:
Want something to listen to while you walk? Download the Libby app and checkout audiobooks from the Library directly to your phone!
Don't have a smart phone? Try a Playaway! These audiobooks are on self-contained mp3 players. Add headphones, hit play, and start listening to your favorite stories.
Captain Underpants and the preposterous plight of the purple potty people the eighth epic novel / [electronic resource (playaway)] :
Warrior dog : the true story of a Navy SEAL and his fearless canine partner [electronic resource (playaway)]
This annual event is sponsored by the Kentucky Coalition for Healthy Communities and organized locally by The Coalition for a Healthy Oldham County. Special thanks to the following organizations for helping make the County Walk Challenge a success year after year!