Aug. 4: Walk Across Tennessee

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Walk Across Tennessee in Cannon County is a five-week program that is a friendly competition between teams of five that compete to see who can log the most “miles” doing physical activity. The kickoff is Saturday, August 4 at the Auburntown Red Apple Days 5K/1.25 mile Fun Walk.

Teams will keep track of their miles beginning August 4 and ending September 8. Teams’ progress will be posted in the UT Extension Office at 614 Lehman Street, Woodbury and other places involved with having teams in the Walk Across Tennessee.

The finale to recognize participants and teams who log the most miles will be in conjunction with the Cannon Blast 5K on Saturday, September 15.

To participate in Walk Across Tennessee, first get a team together of five. Choose a team captain and name your team. Fill out a registration form available at the UT Extension, Cannon County Office, 614 Lehman Street, Woodbury. Then log your physical activity for 5 weeks.

We have an equivalents chart if you prefer to bicycling, aerobics, swimming, tennis, water aerobics, weight lifting, and more. The first five teams to turn in their registration packet will receive first aid kits. Not only does regular exercise help relieve stress and anxiety, physically active people out live inactive people.

Participating in Walk Across Tennessee is not only a great way to get involved with our community it's a healthy habit, Carla Bush stated. For more information, call the Extension office at 563 -2554. Walk Across Tennessee results will be posted at the Cannon County Courthouse and our University of Tennessee Extension Office.

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